--Accedo Powers IPTV Apps for Deutsche Telekom's Entertain
--Digital TV Software Vendor, ANT, Runs into Difficulties
--BendBroadband Teams with Arris to Launch iPad App for its Alpha Whole-Home Service
--Arris Licenses Comcast RDK, Secures SDV Deployment with Korea's ABN
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), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format:
--Lovefilm in Streaming Video Deals with Disney UK, BBC Worldwide, ITV
--Deutsche Telekom to Integrate MobiTV's "TV Everywhere" Solution
--NDS Eyes IPO, Receives TV Innovation Award
Due to the large volume of news generated by last week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to process all the news from the show: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.
--Winners Include US Tcommerce Specialist, Delivery Agent
Deutsche Telekom, an incumbent telco that offers a Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service called Entertain, has announced the winners of its third annual Interactive TV Award application development contest. The winners and runners-up of the awards--which were judged by a jury of technology and media experts that met in Bonn last Friday--will divide a prize purse of 70,000 Euros.
Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Cox, CTAM (Cord Cutting), Delivery Agent, Deutsche Telekom, DigiForge, DirecTV, DISH Network, Dreampark, Endemol (Foursquare), Ensequence
[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive. This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies and technologies covered in this issue can be found by using itvt.com's search functionality). We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers.
--Clikthrough Powering Interactive Video for Autobytel
--Deutsche Telekom Launches Third Annual Interactive TV Award Contest
--Flixster Launches on Roku's OTT Platform
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few days for us to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers.
--Deutsche Telekom Launches "Personal Conference" App on its Mediaroom-Powered Entertain Service
Portugal Telecom last week launched Meo Interactivo, an app store for its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service, Meo. According to the company, the app store will aggregate the various interactive TV applications/widgets that are already available for the Meo service, as well as offering various new applications, including apps for Facebook, Picasa, Flickr and Oceanlook (note: the latter is a Portuguese site that bills itself as a portal for Ocean lovers). Applications will be organized into categories, the company says.
--Deutsche Telekom, DISH Network, Google TV, Dreampark, DVB, Ensequence, Entone, Envivio, Epix, Ericsson, Espial, FCC, Freeview NZ, Frontier Communications
Since February 3rd, [itvt] Daily News has been on hiatus, while the [itvt] editorial team produced the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010--and then took a few days off to recover. This is the third of eight round-up articles, in which we are covering some of the more significant developments in the multiplatform/interactive TV space that took place during our hiatus:
Deutsche Telekom, the German incumbent telco that offers the Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service, T-Home Entertain, announced Thursday that it has launched a service that allows customers to store videos, photos, music and other personal media files, as well as personal contact lists and email, "centrally and securely" in a "Media Center" located on its networks, and then access them and play them back through their TV, mobile phone or PC. The service, which was announced at CeBIT in February, also allows them to share their content with their family and friends, the company says.
Deutsche Telekom, which operates a Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service called T-Home Entertain, is set to begin its annual interactive TV development contest, the Deutsche Telekom Interactive TV Award, next month. In addition to cash prizes with a combined value of 110,000 Euros, the contest will offer select winners and finalists the chance to work with Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft in order to realize their interactive TV projects.
The contest will offer three main awards: