Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Sina Weibo, Samsung, Belgacom, Warner Bros., Time Warner Cable, Activision, Treyarch, Twitch, Twitter
As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2012 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a couple of weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VIII): Verizon FiOS TV, Viaplay, Accedo, Vidmind, Viggle, Vimond, Sony, Virgin Media, Watchwith, Gracenote, Wyplay, Belgacom
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (December 10th in New York City)--and because of the large volume of news being generated by the IBC--we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format. We anticipate that it will take us a couple of days to catch up with all the recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or pre-briefed us on an announcement, and don't see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us:
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Jinni, Swisscom, Belgacom, Civolution, KIT digital, MTV Movie Awards, NDS, Astro, Teleclub, Classic Cable Networks, ADN, Arris
As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting has been on hiatus for the past few weeks, because our editorial team has been working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We plan to cover the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and then to resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a couple of weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.
--Cisco to Enhance its New Videoscape Platform via Acquisition of Inlet Technologies
--Mubi in VOD Deal with Belgacom
--Softbank Acquires Stake in Chinese Broadband TV Service, PPTV
Here is the first of two round-ups of some recent interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue:
--Belgacom TV Saw 45% Year-Over-Year Subscriber Growth
Belgian incumbent telco, Belgacom, announced Thursday that its IPTV service, Belgacom TV, has added 250,000 new customers since January, 2008, representing an increase of 45% over 2007. The company--which claims that the service has captured a 30% share of Belgium's digital TV market in the four years since its launch--attributes its success to the end-to-end IPTV platform from Nokia Siemens Networks that powers it, and that allows it to offer interactive TV, HDTV, video-on-demand, PVR and other advanced services.