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Interactive TV News Round-Up

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through January 14th
--Broadcom Unveils Set-Top Box Solutions
--Cedar Point to Be Acquired by Genband
--HSN Partners with "Social Product Development" Company, Quirky
--Report: Microsoft to Unveil Windows-Based Connected-TV Solution at CES
--RCDb, Panvidea Team on Solution for Cloud-Based Preparation of Blu-ray Streaming Video
--Rovi Files Patent-Infringement Lawsuit against Amazon, IMDb
--Sensio to Distribute 3D Content OTT
--Starz to Launch "Spartacus" Social Media Game, iPad Multimedia Script App
--ViVu in Interactive Video Partnership with AMD

Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue:

ABC Offering Social TV Experience, Supplemental Broadband Video for "Dancing with the Stars"

Broadcast network, ABC, is offering supplemental broadband video and a social TV experience on its Web site, to complement the eleventh season of the reality show, "Dancing with the Stars." In addition to viewing full episodes of the show through the ABC.com Full Episode Player, "Dancing with the Stars" fans can:

News Round-Up

--Report: Amazon Attempting to Acquire Lovefilm
--AT&T Teams with NCAA Football on Social App
--BBC Commissions Second Series of "Interactive Episodes" of "Doctor Who"
--CBS Sports Launches Pro Football App for Apple iPad
--ivi Receives Cease-and-Desist Letters from Broadcasters, Files Complaint for Declaratory Judgment
--Motive Television to Acquire Adecq, Provider of the Bestv DTT-Based VOD Solution
--Ofcom Hands over Responsibility for VOD Content Regulation to Association for Television on Demand
--Open IPTV Forum Adds Four More Members
--Pace Hires Nokia UK & Ireland MD, Mark Loughran, to Head New Convergence-Focused Unit

Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue:

News Round-Up (III): FX, GetGlue, HBO, PBS, Hulu

--FX Launches Social TV Experience for "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
--Social TV Company, GetGlue, Expands Relationships with HBO, PBS
--Hulu to Open Development Center in Seattle

Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.

News Round-Up (IV): itaas, ITV, Justin.tv

--itaas Names Interactive TV Industry Veteran, Roger Demuth, VP of Engineering
--ITV Launches Social Networking Game for its Long-Running Soap Opera, "Coronation Street"
--Justin.tv Now Supports Live Broadcasting on iPhone

Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.

News Round-Up (IV): Intel, ioko, Samsung, Monterosa

--Intel Unveils Atom CE4200 SoC for Hybrid TV
--ioko in Connected-TV Apps Partnership with Samsung
--Social TV Specialist, Monterosa, Hires ITV and BBC Interactive TV Veteran, Lauren Hellicar

Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more 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. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.

News Round-Up (V): NBC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Oxygen

--NBC Promotes New Show via Interactive "Virtual Call Center" App
--Nokia Siemens Networks Launches Multiscreen TV Client
--Oxygen Enhances its OxygenLive Social TV Service

Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more 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. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.

News Round-Up (IV): Irdeto, Sky Deutschland, Bluestreak, Aprico, Axel Springer, ivi, Mirada, Ericsson

--Irdeto Powers Sky Deutschland's New iPad VOD App, Demo's Interactive Social TV at IBC
--ivi Says "Technicalities in the Copyright Law" Let it Deliver Live TV Channels via the Internet
--Update: Mirada Integrates Navi EPG with Ericsson's IPTV Middleware

Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more 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. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.

News Round-Up (VII): YouTube, Zappware, linkID, Concurrent, Zon TVCabo

--YouTube Trials Social TV-Enabled Live Streaming Video Platform
--Zappware, linkID Develop "Red-Button" Interactive TV Application for Smartphones and Tablets
--Zon TVCabo Taps Concurrent to Expand its VOD Offering

Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more 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. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.

New Edition of "Jet Set" Focuses on Social TV

[itvt] has just published the latest edition of our regular column, "Jet Set," which is authored by Brian David Johnson, consumer experience architect at Intel Corp. "Jet Set" explores the future of TV through the prism of the places, people and conversations that Johnson experiences as he goes on a global tour for his new book, Screen Future.

News Round-Up (III): Miso, History Channel, never.no, Panasonic, Ubisoft

--Miso in Social TV Partnership with History Channel UK
--never.no to Launch Cloud-Based Interactivity Suite at IBC
--Panasonic Demo's Connected-TV App for 3D VOD, Forms 3D Connected-TV Partnership with Ubisoft

Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IFA and the run-up to the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of 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. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.

New Interview on Alticast's New Interactive TV Social Media Platform, AltiConnect

--Platform Lets Viewers Interact with Sponsored Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare Campaigns

[itvt] has just published an INTERVIEW with Chris Ulmer, director of application solutions at interactive TV software specialist, Alticast (note: the company's areas of expertise include DVB-MHP, OCAP/tru2way, EBIF, IPTV and mobile TV), and Anne Dirkse, Alticast's director of technical services, application solutions.

Social TV Company, Philo, Teams with IGN to Host "Interactive Virtual Viewing Parties"

--Online Participants to be Rewarded with Offline Prizes

Social TV start-up, Philo (note: for more on the company, see the articles published on itvt.com, June 2nd and August 2nd), said Wednesday that it has formed a partnership with IGN Entertainment to host a series of interactive virtual viewing parties. According to the company, the partnership will "go beyond...digital award offerings" (i.e. the Foursquare-style badges typically offered by check-in-based social TV services), giving fans the chance to win "physical prizes."

News Round-Up

--Report: Amazon Attempting to Launch Subscription-Based Broadband VOD Service
--Report: New Apple TV Device to Feature Netflix Access
--BeeSmart Announces New Release of its Interactive TV Middleware
--Boxee Invites Users to Choose Tagline for its Boxee Box
--Epix Live Lets Viewers Interact with On-Screen Talent
--Netgem Upgrades Telekom Slovenia's Legacy IPTV Infrastructure
--SingTel Launches TV App Store, Video Search Engine
--Softel Launches MultiText for Streamlined Multilanguage Subtitle and Caption Processing
--Yoostar Now Available for Mac

Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue:

CMA to Offer Twitter-Driven Social TV Experience during ABC's Broadcast of the CMA Music Festival

--Bravo's Interactive Talk Show, "Watch What Happens Live," Returns Next Week

The Country Music Association (CMA) said Monday that it will host its second "Tweet N' Greet" Twitter-driven live social TV experience on ABC.com during ABC's Wednesday night (8:00-11:00PM Eastern) broadcast of its "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" three-hour concert event.

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