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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. itaas , an Atlanta-based company which provides a range of software development, integration and testing services for interactive TV (including ETV/EBIF, tru2way and IPTV solutions), has announced the appointments of Roger Demuth as VP of engineering and Beth Erickson as director of account...

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,...

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,...

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,...

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,...

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.

This edition of "Jet Set," entitled " Cooking up Social...

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...

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.

Ulmer and Dirkse provide a detailed overview of Alticast's new interactive social media platform, AltiConnect, which allows pay-TV subscribers to interact with sponsored Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare...

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."

According...

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...
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Amazon is attempting to create a subscription-based broadband VOD service, and has proposed the idea to various media companies, including NBC Universal, Time Warner and Viacom, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal." The service would be available through the Web or through devices (such as the Roku platform) that already provide access...

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