--Qik Upgrades Its Recently Launched Qik VideoCamera iPhone/iPod touch App
--Report: Netflix on iPhone Later this Year
--Verizon FiOS TV Launches Remote Scheduling App for Android
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) last week announced the launch of a new mobile phone application that will initially be available for iPhone/iPod touch, BlackBerry and Android handheld devices, and that the company says will subsequently support "dozens" of additional handhelds. "The TCM mobile device application is the ultimate mobile experience for classic film fans and is an important part of our strategy to solidify TCM's position as a lifestyle brand," Dennis Adamovich, TCM's SVP of brand and digital activation, said in a prepared statement.
--VividLogic's Offerings Include tru2way, MHP and Wireless Gateway Solutions
VOD technology provider, SeaChange International, announced last week that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of VividLogic, a privately owned, California-based provider of software and services to cable operators, set-top box manufacturers and consumer electronics suppliers, whose competitors include Alticast, ADB's Osmosys and enableTV. According to SeaChange, VividLogic's software products include tru2way, MHP and Globally Executable MHP (GEM)-based IPTV operability for set-top box and CE manufacturers, in-home content protection and funded software development for the creation of service provider-sponsored home media gateways.
--Brightcove Names David Mendels President and COO
--Clip in Touch Tapped by BMW for Personalized Mobile Video Ad Campaign
--Consumer Advocacy Groups Call for Probe of "TV Everywhere," NCTA's McSlarrow Responds
--DECE Announces "Key Milestones," Adds 21 Members
--ProVision Launches Multi-Room Wireless HDTV System
--Skype to Be Integrated into HDTV's from LG Electronics, Panasonic
--Tivit Device to Bring Mobile DTV to WiFi-Enabled Devices
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue:
--Qik Launches Live Streaming App for All iPhones, Recording App for iPhone 2G and 3G
Premium programmer, HBO, has launched a free iPhone/iPod touch application in the Apple App Store. According to the company, the app, which was designed by Atimi Software, is designed to provide an "in-depth, interactive experience" that incorporates a range of branded entertainment, including video clips and in interactive episode guide. "We think the HBO App for iPhone and iPod touch will quickly attract both HBO's loyal fans as well as new consumers," HBO's VP of brand strategy, Alison Moore, said in a prepared statement.
--Partners with tvCompass on EPG for Wireless Devices
--Signs Japan Distribution Deal with HitachiSoft