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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Tivu, Intertrust, YouTube, ZeeVee

--Italy's Tivu to Use Marlin DRM, MHP for New OTT Platform
--YouTube Launches "Creator Institute" Initiative to Foster Content Development for its Platform
--ZeeVee Relaunches Zinc.TV as White Label Internet Video Solution for Pay-TV Operators

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

News Round-Up

--Boxee in Content Partnerships with TV.com, Blip.TV and Others, Launches "Bookmarklets"
--Comcast's Roberts: EBIF in 13 Million STB's, Cox: tru2way Enabled in 100% of Headends
--DISH Taps NeuLion to Deliver its International Channels OTT
--Dreamer's Blu-TV Interactive TV Service Deployed on OPPO's BDP-83 Blu-ray Disc Player
--Microsoft's Ballmer: U-verse TV to Be Available on Xbox 360 Later This Year
--Netflix in OTT Partnerships with Funai, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sharp, Toshiba
--Oregan Networks Launches "Onyx Widgetry" App Store
--Sling Media Announces Support for Adobe Flash
--Sonic Solutions in Roxio CinemaNow Partnerships with Nvidia, Toshiba, Lenovo
--Static2358/PlayJam Announces Multiple Distribution Partners for Connected TV Games Service
--New Cloud-Based Release of ZeeVee's Zinc Internet Video Manager Launched

Due to the volume of news generated by last week's Consumer Electronics Show, and because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show (March 3rd-4th in San Francisco), we are covering a number of stories in this issue in summary form:

ZeeVee Releases Mac Version of its OTT Internet Video Browser, Zinc

--Also Unveils New Feature Allowing Content Owners to Add their Video to Zinc via MRSS

Over-the-top-TV specialist, ZeeVee, has released an Apple Macintosh version of Zinc, its Internet video browser for the living room. (Note: Zinc is a free software application that provides a simple, 10-foot interface that is designed to be driven by a remote control. Targeted at consumers who want to watch Internet video on a TV set connected to their computer, it is based on Mozilla technology and is available as a Firefox plug-in or a standalone application.).

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