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News Round-Up (I): ADB, Alticast, EchoStar, Zappware, Amino, AT&T, Avail-TVN

--ADB to Showcase Virtual Gateway, tru2way Analyzer at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo
--Report Ranks EchoStar-Alticast-Zappware HD DVR Solution Highest in Consumer Usability
--Amino to Debut New Set-Tops at TelcoTV
--AT&T Launches New DVR Management Features on U-verse Online
--AT&T U-verse TV Supports Use of Xbox 360 as Supplemental Set-Top Box
--Avail-TVN to Invest $30 Million in Digital Media Services

Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers.

ADB Teams with Top Up TV to Offer Sky Sports 1 and 2, ESPN on its i-CAN Easy HD DVB-T2 Set-Top

--Box also Supports BBC iPlayer

Geneva-based set-top box/digital TV technology provider, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), on Monday announced a deal with Top Up TV, a company that operates a pay-TV service that supplements the UK's free-to-air digital terrestrial service, Freeview. According to the company, the deal will allow users of its i-CAN Easy HD DVB-T2 set-top box (note: i-CAN is a retail brand of ADB) to access Premier League soccer and other sports coverage through Sky Sports 1 and 2 and ESPN.

ADB to Power MHP-Based HD Interactive TV for Indonesian Pay-TV Operator, First Media

Geneva-based set-top box/digital TV technology provider, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), said Tuesday that Indonesian pay-TV operator, First Media, will use its products and solutions to deploy what it bills as Indonesia's first HD pay-TV service. The deal is ADB's first in the Indonesian market. According to the company, its technologies will enable First Media customers to access a range of advanced services, including interactive TV and VOD, in addition to HDTV.

News Round-Up (I): ABC (Australia), Sony, ADB, Alcatel-Lucent

--ABC iView Launches on Sony Bravia
--ADB Secures Hybrid TV Deployments in Slovakia, Poland
--Alcatel-Lucent's MiViewTV Interactive TV Platform Selected by Spain's TeleCable

The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. It will likely take a short while 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 in advance for any inconvenience to our readers.

News Round-Up (I)

--ADB Supplying Interactive TV-Enabled HD Set-Top Boxes to Poland's INEA
--AFDESI Announces New Board
--Amino Reports "Record" H1 Revenues, Secures IP Set-Top Deal with Romtelecom
--BBC to Offer Extensive Red-Button Coverage of Glastonbury Festival

The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers.

News Round-Up

--ADB Demo's tru2way Set-Back Box with Limited DVR Functionality
--Australian OTT Service, FetchTV, Selects Envivio's Delivery Platform
--Report: Hulu Plus Will Not Launch This Month
--Project Canvas Seeking Eighth Partner
--Discovery's Zaslav Will Not Stand for Re-Election to TiVo's Board
--YouTube Launches Localized South African Version of its Service

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

News Round-Up

--ADB's Prototype 3D EPG's Generate Buzz at NCTA Cable Show
--Diva Launches Mobile VOD Platform
--Espial Reports Record Revenues, Swings to an EBITDA Profit
--Zelfy Demo's Remote Control/Two-Screen Interactive TV Application

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

News Round-Up (I)

--Cablevision Rolls Out Multiple Interactive TV Channels Based on ActiveVideo's CloudTV Technology
--Accedo Broadband Offering Paid Games on Philips Net TV
--ADB Unveils Cable Show Line-Up
--Alticast, Rovi Team on NCTA Cable Show tru2way/IPTV Demo

The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers.

News Round-Up (I)

--ActiveVideo Networks to Demo iPhone-Controlled Interactive TV at ANGA Cable
--ADB to Provide Advanced Cable Solution to CableTEL-Eurocom
--Boxee Hires Ex-Googler as Director of User Experience, Launches Developers' Blog
--Brightcove Powering Broadband Video for Financial Times
--Cabot, Access Team on HbbTV Solution

The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers.

News Round-Up

--IPTV Set-Top Deals for ADB and Amino
--ANT Showcases Live HbbTV Implementation, Managed Service Portal
--China Deals for Concurrent and Harmonic
--Justin.tv Launches iPhone App
--NCTA Cable Show "My World" Exhibit to Feature Interactive TV Apps, Social TV, 3D TV and More
--Nielsen: Online Video Used as DVR, Not as Replacement for TV
--Ooyala to Power Broadband Video for Rowdy.com

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

Pace Veteran, Chris Dinallo, Named VP of Product Management at ADB Americas Cable

Geneva-based set-top box/digital TV technology provider, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), said Tuesday that it has appointed Chris Dinallo to its ADB Americas Cable team as VP of product management, tasking him with leading the team's product and project management group.

ADB Trumpets tru2way Demo at Recent CableLabs Interop Event

Geneva-based set-top box company, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), announced today that it has demonstrated live that it can "deliver the promise of tru2way for cable system operators and consumers." According to the company, at a recent CableLabs Interop event it showed how its ADB-4820C HD set-top box can seamlessly support the full functionality of both Cisco and Motorola tru2way headends and CableCARDs: the box was first connected to a Cisco headend using a Cisco CableCARD, and displayed Time Warner Cable's TV channels and tru2way interactive guide.

ADB, SeaChange International Announce Exhibit Plans for IBC

Geneva-based Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) on Tuesday announced the line-up of demo's it is planning for its booth (Stand 5.B48) at next month's IBC show in Amsterdam.

ADB Group (ADB, Osmosys, Vidiom) Reports Higher Revenues, Earnings for First Half

ADB Group, the parent company of interactive TV software specialists, Vidiom Systems and Osmosys, and set-top vendor, ADB, has released financial results for the first half of 2009:

Macrovision in EPG Patent Licensing Deals with Canal+, Advanced Digital Broadcast

--Canal+ Deal Follows Earlier Deal between Macrovision and NDS

Macrovision--the company which last year acquired the US's dominant EPG developer, Gemstar-TV Guide, and which recently announced that it would change its name to Rovi, as part of a complete revamp of its brand identity--has signed multi-year EPG patent-licensing agreements with French pay-TV operator, Canal+ Group, and with Swiss set-top box vendor, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB).

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