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Tvinci Tapped to Power New Novebox Broadband VOD Service for Spanish-Language MSN Portals

Tvinci , a Tel Aviv-based company which earlier this year announced that it had developed a "complete, end-to-end 'pay-OTT' video platform" (see the article published on itvt.com, May 24th), said Wednesday that Dori Media Group -subsidiary, Novebox , has selected the Tvinci video platform to power a subscription/transactional broadband VOD service for Spanish-language MSN portals (note: back in May, Dori Media announced that Novebox had "signed an agreement with MSN for the creation of a...

Online Video Platform Provider, Ooyala, Announces Expansion into Australia

--Brightcove Tapped to Power Online Video Initiatives for Telefonica O2 Ireland
Online video platform provider, Ooyala --which has just announced a set of enhancements to its platform--on Wednesday announced its intention to expand its operations into Australia, and said that it has appointed former Adobe executive, John Treloar, as managing director for Australia and New Zealand. He will be based in Sydney. "Video is exploding on the Australian corner of the Internet and customers are demanding a reliable platform for hosting and analyzing their online video,"...

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: 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...

News Round-Up (II): BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BT, Disney-ABC

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through September 10th
--BBC Director-General Thompson Floats Plans for International Expansion of BBC iPlayer
--BT, Disney in Deal to Launch New ABC-Branded VOD Service on BT Vision
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/summary format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service through September 10th. In his MacTaggart Lecture at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival last week, BBC director-general, Mark Thompson , revealed that the...

6rounds Rebrands as Rounds, Extends its Video Chat Platform to Facebook

--Platform Lets Users Video-Chat while Watching YouTube Videos, Playing Real-Time Games, and More
6rounds --a Tel Aviv-based company which offers a real-time interactive video chat platform that allows users to video-chat while watching video, playing games and otherwise using online media in real time (note: the company, which was founded in 2008, has so far raised $2 million in venture capital from Rhodium and Startup Factory)--said Tuesday that it has rebranded itself as Rounds and that it has launched a version of its platform, called Video Chat Rounds,...

UK Broadcaster, ITV, in Deal to Launch its ITV Player Broadband VOD Service on Sony PlayStation 3

--ITV, TalkbackThames Launch Exclusive "X Factor" Trailers on Facebook
UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , said Wednesday that it has signed a deal with Sony to make its online catch-up service, the ITV Player, available on Internet-connected PlayStation 3 games consoles by the end of the year (note: Sony on Tuesday also announced similar deals with Germany's Animax, Holland's NOS, Spain's TV3, Finland's YLE and Australia's Seven). According to ITV, the deal--which it bills as the first of its kind with a UK commercial...

OVP Company, Brightcove, Says It Has Doubled Size of its Customer Base to 1,800+ in First Half of 2010

--Announces Multiple New Customer Wins in Japan
--Taps Dennis Rose to Lead Asian Expansion
Online video platform provider, Brightcove , said Wednesday that it has doubled the size of its global customer base in the first half of 2010 to over 1,800 media publishers in 48 countries. New customers that have signed up for its platform since the beginning of the year include American Standard, Audi France, D-Link Systems, Electronic Arts, EMI Group, Federated Media Publishing, the Financial Times, Macy's, Nikkei, Turner Broadcasting, the University of South Carolina, Virgin...

News Round-Up (VIII): Telus, Microsoft, thePlatform, RCN, TiVo, DISH Network

--Telus Enables Access to its Microsoft Mediaroom-Powered IPTV Service via Xbox
--thePlatform Launches Tools for Creating/Managing Video Feeds, Applying Ad Policies, Enforcing Viewing Restrictions
--RCN Launches TiVo Service in Chicago, FTC Weighs in on TiVo-DISH Litigation
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few 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. We apologize...

News Round-Up (IV): Dreampark, Epix, FASCINATE, Gotuit

--Dreampark Announces its Booth Plans for IBC 2010
--Epix Hires Ex-Showtime Exec, Signs First-Look Deal with Albie Hecht's Worldwide Biggies
--Pan-European Interactive TV Project, FASCINATE, Receives EUR 9.35 Million of EU Funding
--Gotuit Powering Broadband Video Portal for Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance"
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, 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. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Swedish middleware provider, Dreampark , has announced the line-up of technologies and products that it will be showcasing in its booth (Hall 4, Stand A75) at...

News Round-Up (VI): NDS, Netflix, News Over Wireless (Yahoo! TV Widgets), Ooyala

--NDS Announces its Booth Plans for IBC 2010
--Netflix Extends Deal with Warner Bros., Will Launch Streaming Service in Canada
--News Over Wireless Creating Yahoo! TV Widgets for over 30 Local TV Stations
--Ooyala Supports Silverlight, Demo's Interactive Video Capabilities
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, 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. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , has announced the line-up of technologies and products that it will be showcasing in its booth (Hall...

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