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Broadband Video Round-Up

--Boxee Box Features QWERTY Remote
--Howcast Launches Two New Ultra-Short-Form Video Formats
--Hulu Backer Teams with Search Company, Baidu, on New Chinese Broadband Video Service
--TV Guide Magazine Taps Kaltura to Power Video on its Web Site

A number of items of broadband video news came across [itvt]'s desk Tuesday. Here is a brief round-up:

Video-Sharing Site, Dailymotion, Launches iPhone/iPod touch App

--New "Navigate YouTube" iPhone/iPod touch App Launched

Paris-based video-sharing site operator, Dailymotion, on Monday announced the launch in the Apple App Store of an iPhone/iPod touch app that incorporates both content channels and capabilities for creating and uploading videos. According to the company, the app allows users to search a library of over 12 million videos and to surf 14 themed channels, including Music, Film & TV, Funny, and Sports & Extreme, as well as lists of viral videos. It also lets users share videos with their friends, Dailymotion says, and access and manage their Dailymotion accounts. In addition, it allows iPhone 3GS users to record and upload videos straight from their handset to their accounts.

Broadband Video/Live-Streaming News Round-Up

--Babelgum in Deal to Offer Cinelan's Library of Three-Minute Non-Fiction Films
--Bambuser's Live Streaming iPhone App Receives App Store Approval
--Conviva Names Former NBCU CTO, Darren Feher, President and CEO
--Episodic Powers Showtime Sports' "Strikeforce: All Access"
--Justin.tv Launches Unified Chat Option, Plans to Launch Pay-Per-View Service
--Livestream to Provide Live-Streaming Coverage of Times Square New Year Celebrations
--Netflix Web Site Updated to Push "Watch Instantly" Option
--Next New Networks Announces "Next New Creators" Program
--NHL Teams with NeuLion to Launch "NHL VideoCenter" Player
--VidZapper Integrated with Amazon CloudFront
--Chinese Broadband Video Site, Youku, Raises $40 Million

A number of items of broadband-video and live-streaming news have come across [itvt]'s desk over the past few days. Here is a brief round-up:

Clearleap in Deal to Bring Break Media's Online Videos to Cable and IPTV VOD Systems

--VOD Round-Up: Karaoke Channel, Police Blotter, Comcast's 100th Day-and-Date Movie, Ofcom

Clearleap, an Atlanta-based company which offers a technology platform for bringing Internet-sourced video content to television sets, announced last week that it has signed a deal with Break Media, the company that operates Break.com, an entertainment Web site which targets a male demographic, to bring the latter's broadband video content to the TV screen. According to the companies, their partnership will enable Break.com to dynamically deliver a portion of its video library to Clearleap's Content Marketplace, where it will instantly be available for cable and IPTV operators to use as VOD programming.

News Round-Up:

--Lori Schwartz Elected Co-Governor of ATAS Interactive Media Peer Group
--Ex-Digeo CEO, Greg Gudorf, Resurfaces at Thomson Technicolor
--Free Press: Comcast's "TV Everywhere" Service Poses a Threat to Online Video Competition
--New Online Reality Show Involves Hulu, MySpace
--Jinni Secures $1.6 Million in Series A Funding Round
--Ooyala Provides Live Streaming Coverage of Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
--Report: SeeSaw Secures Content Deals with Channel 4, Five
--Teletext Closes Down
--Thoughts from thePlatform's Ian Blaine and SysMedia's Andrew Lambourne
--Google's Eun: YouTube Mulling Subscription Option

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

Kyte Partners with Level Studios to Enable "Interactive, Multiplatform Social Video Experiences"

Kyte, a San Francisco-based company that offers a social-enabled broadband and mobile video platform for live and on-demand content (note: it bills its platform as "combin[ing] the real-time, interactive and community building capabilities of the social Web with professional-grade analytics and content management features, enabling businesses and organizations to engage online and mobile audiences and build community around their brand"), and independent digital agency, Level Studios, on Tuesday announced the formation of a strategic partnership that they say will enable companies and brands to maximize their online, s

Brightcove in Broadband Video Analytics Alliance with TubeMogul

Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove, announced late Monday that it has formed a strategic alliance with TubeMogul, a company which provides a distribution and analytics service for broadband video. According to the companies, their partnership will see them collaborating on technology that will "increase the overall value of online video content by providing in-depth insight into viewer engagement and behavior." As part of the partnership, Brightcove has licensed TubeMogul's InPlay technology to power the analytics in its recently launched Brightcove 4 platform.

VideoClix to Power Clickable Interactive Video for Dailymotion

--Partnership Billed as "Bringing Clickable Video to the Masses"
--IC Places in Interactive Video Advertising Deals with Tremor Media, ScanScout

VideoClix, a Vancouver-based provider of technologies for clickable interactive video (which it calls "hypervideo"), said last week that it has signed a deal with Dailymotion, a Paris-based company which claims that its flagship broadband video portal is the world's second-largest. According to VideoClix, its technology will provide Dailymotion users with an "active and engaging" experience while providing advertisers with a non-intrusive way to reach their target audience. "This partnership brings clickable video to the masses on a global scale," VideoClix CEO, Babak Maghfourian, said in a prepared statement. "It's a win, win, win for audiences, publishers and advertisers alike."

News Round-Up

--BBC Develops MOLE for Live Red-Button Events
--Informational Web Site Launched for Project Canvas
--FCC Seeks Info on How STB's Might Encourage Viewing of Broadband Video
--UK Broadcaster Five in Deal to Offer Full-Length Programs on YouTube
--SAMBA Project Uses Interactive TV to Deliver Interactive Communications to Remote Communities

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

News Corp.-Owned Sky.it Selects Brightcove to Power Broadband Video Initiatives

Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove, announced Wednesday that Italian pay-TV operator, Sky.it (Sky Italia), has selected its platform for online video content management and for publishing advertising-supported, customized video players on its online properties and across the Web. According to Brightcove--whose other Italian customers include MTV Mobile and Il Sole 24--its platform is enabling Sky.it, which has just under 5 million subscribers, to extend distribution of sports, news and lifestyle-related programming to the Web, reaching a larger audience and expanding monetization opportunities through enhanced advertising opportunities.

News Round-Up

--Artivision Integrates its Target-Ad Service with Kaltura's Open Source Broadband Video Platform
--Denmark's Comtech to Use never.no's Interactive TV Technology at Conference Facilities, Retailers
--NDS Appoints New Indian Reseller
--Nielsen Provides More Info on its Single-Source Measurement Plan
--New iPhone Augmented Reality App Takes Advantage of Twitter's New Geotagging Feature
--YouTube Said to Be in Discussions about Streaming TV Shows on Pay-Per-View Basis

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

News Round-Up

--Babelgum Closes Two Offices
--Microsoft's MSN in Broadband Video Partnership with Pact
--Sony Launches PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service in Europe
--YouTube UK Launches "Shows" Page, Featuring Full Episodes from Multiple Programmers

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

Shaw Launches New VOD Web Site, Free VOD Programming from Treehouse TV

--Rogers Begins "Private Customer Testing" of "TV Everywhere" Service
--Rogers Executive Tells CRTC that Company Will Roll Out EBIF Apps in Mid-2010

Canadian cable MSO, Shaw Communications, has announced the launch of its new VOD Web site (http://www.vod.shaw.ca), which it says offers thousands of movies and TV shows, including premium content from Movie Central, 500 HD offerings and various high-profile sporting events. According to the company, the site features a redesigned look-and-feel, improved search capabilities, filtering and sorting. The company also says that Super Channel subscribers have been able to access that channel's VOD offerings through the new site since November 3rd.

TiVo Signs Interactive TV Ad Deal with MillerCoors, Reduces Prices of TiVo HD and HD XL DVR's

--iAd Deal Includes UGC Spots, "Crowd-Sourced" via Partnership with XLNTads

TiVo on Tuesday announced price reductions on its TiVo HD and TiVo HD XL DVR's, two new holiday-themed Facebook applications, and an interactive TV advertising deal with MillerCoors.

Kaltura in Open Source Broadband Video Partnership with LongTail Video

--LongTail's JW Player and AdSolution Integrated with Kaltura's Broadband Video Platform

Kaltura, a company that offers what it bills as the first open source broadband video platform, and LongTail Video, a company that offers an open source video player, will today announce that they have formed a strategic partnership which they claim will boost open standards, flexibility and innovation in the broadband video space.

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