Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): VDS, Vidiom, Virgin Media, TiVo

--VDS Launches Broadcast-Synchronized Social-TV Tool, Watercooler
--Vidiom Slashes its Staff
--Virgin Media Promotes TiVo-Based Hybrid-TV Service via Pop-Up "Private Members' Club"
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this...

News Round-Up (X): Two Way Limited, Two Way TV, Verizon FiOS TV, Cablevision, Vidiom, Virgin Media, yap.TV

--Two Way Limited (Australia) in New License Deal with Two Way Media (UK)
--Verizon FiOS TV Enhances its Visual 411 Interactive TV Widget
--Verizon and Cablevision Fail to Resolve their Patent Dispute
--Verizon in TV Everywhere Deal with Disney and ESPN Media Networks Group
--Vidiom Unveils Solution for Accelerating Cable Operators' Migration to IP Video
--Virgin Media Launches 3D VOD Service
--yap.TV Launches Social TV/Content Discovery App for iPad
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. Australian interactive TV company, Two Way Limited , has announced that it has signed a new license agreement with UK-based Two Way Media (TWMUK). "Under the new...

EXCLUSIVE: Alticast Appoints Former Vidiom Systems GM, David Housman, as CEO of Alticast Americas

--Jeff Berenson Replaces Housman at Vidiom
MHP, tru2w ay and Blu-ray specialist, Alticast , will shortly announce that it has appointed David Housman as CEO of its Alticast Americas arm. Housman was most recently SVP and general manager of rival Vidiom Systems , and has been replaced at that company by Jeff Berenson , who was formerly VP of integration and deployment. According to Alticast, Housman, who the company says has 25 years of technology and business development experience, will spearhead...

SCOOP!!: Parts of Vidiom's Professional Services Business Sold to Founder, Wahlers

--Will Form Basis of New OCAP Company, enableTV --Wahlers Explains Goals of New Company to [itvt]
[itvt] has learned that Geneva-based ADB Group, which acquired US
tru2way/OCAP specialist, Vidiom Systems, back in February, 2006,
has sold parts of that company's professional services business back to

2nd Annual tru2way Developers Conference Scheduled for May 17th and 18th

The second annual tru2way Developers Conference will be held in
New Orleans on Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th, just prior
to the NCTA Cable Show . The conference is produced by the NCTA,
in partnership with CableLabs (the originator of the tru2way/OCAP
standard) and premier sponsor, Vidiom Systems , a company that
specializes in tru2way/OCAP technology and that has a long track
record of offering not-for-profit classes and other educational events on
the standard. According to the organizers, the conference will provide a
forum for cable operators, content providers, Java developers, and