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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): ViXS, Walmart, Vudu, Zhone, SRT, Microsoft Mediaroom

--ViXS Launches Blu-ray PVR Hardware Reference Design
--Walmart-Owned Vudu Launches iPad-Optimized Version of its Broadband VOD Service
--Walmart Integrates Vudu into its Web Site
--Zhone MSAN, Microsoft Mediaroom Powering SRT Communications' New IPTV Services

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days 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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CMC, Ensequence, Verizon FiOS, MTV Networks, Eros International

--CMC's HITS Incorporates "Express Lane" Solution to Enable Indie Operators to Offer Local VOD
--Ensequence Builds "SpongeBob" Widget for Verizon FiOS TV
--Eros International Trumpets Growth of Bollywood Hits On Demand

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Motive Television, MultiChoice, Orb Networks

--Motive Television Launches "Video to Go" Sideloading Capability
--South Africa's MultiChoice Launches Transactional VOD Service
--Orb Live App Enables Streaming of Premium Online Programming to Smartphones

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Interactive Media Emmys, Invidi, Music Choice

--Interactive Media Emmy Nominees Announced
--Invidi Developing Automatic Content Recognition (ACR)-Based Interactive TV System
--Music Choice Offers Viewers of its VOD Show, "The Cut," a Free Song via QR Code

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Criterion Capital, SeeSaw, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Adobe

--Criterion Capital Partners Takes Controlling Stake in UK Broadband VOD Service, SeeSaw
--Sony Launches 3D VOD Service for its Bravia Connected-TV Platform
--STMicroelectronics Ports Adobe AIR to its Connected-TV SoC

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): BBC Worldwide, Charter, ExerciseTV, Entone, GO

--BBC Worldwide Offering Rentals of "Doctor Who" Episodes on Facebook
--Charter Launches ExerciseTV's VOD Service
--Entone's Kamai Hybrid-TV Platform Selected by Malta's GO

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): ITV, Moonbot Studios, NDS, BSkyB

--UK Broadcaster, ITV, to Launch Interactive Online Spin-Off of Soap Opera, "Coronation Street"
--Moonbot Studios Develops iPhone/iPad-Based Interactive Music Video for The Polyphonic Spree
--NDS Software Powering Sky's Sky+HD Set-Top and Sky Anytime+ VOD Service
--NDS-Designed Remote Control Wins Red Dot Product Design Award

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Microsoft, Roku, Facebook, BYUtv

--Report: Microsoft to Launch Zune-Branded VOD Service for Xbox 360
--Roku Updates its Facebook Photos App with Video Support, Other New Features
--BYUtv Channel Launches on Roku

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Netgem, never.no, Nickelodeon, Twitter

--Netgem Launches N Cloud to Facilitate Delivery of TV Content on Connected Devices in the Home
--never.no to Showcase its New Synchronized Companion App Framework at IBC 2011
--Nickelodeon to Offer Original "SpongeBob SquarePants" Story on Twitter

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Rovi, Charter Communications, Irdeto, Samsung

--Rovi in TotalGuide EPG Deal with Charter Communications
--Irdeto Acquires Rovi's BD+ Technology for Blu-ray
--Samsung's Connected-TV 3D VOD Service Surpasses 1 Million Views

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Comcast, Skype, Concurrent, Hulu, Facebook, Google, LG

--Comcast Publishes Videos Demo'ing its New Skype App
--Concurrent Secures VOD Deals with Four Chinese Cable Operators
--Hulu Launches, then Suspends, Facebook-Powered Social-TV Functionality
--Hulu Suitors Said to Include Google; Hulu Plus Launches on LG LCD TV's

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): AFDESI, AKQA, ATVOD

--AFDESI Issues Call for Entries for its Ninth Annual International Interactive TV Awards
--AKQA Two-Screen Interactive TV App for Heineken Wins Cannes Gold Cyber Lion for Mobile
--ATVOD Unveils New, "More Progressive" Fee Tariff for VOD Service Providers

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC, DISH Network, GetGlue

--Technical Lead for BBC News on Connected TV Outlines Best Practices for TV Software Design
--DISH Launches Independence Day Promotion for its DISH Cinema VOD Service
--GetGlue Launches Mobile Web Site, Sees 100% Check-In Growth since March

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): SeaChange, Melita, Softel, TF1, Facebook

--SeaChange Powers VOD for Maltese Pay-TV Operator, Melita
--Softel Announces its IBC2011 Exhibit Plans
--French Broadcaster, TF1, Launches Social VOD Service on Facebook

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New Edition of Michael Collette's INdustry Column Focuses on the "Cord-Cutting" Phenomenon

--Argues that Cable May Have Less to Fear from Silicon Valley OTT Upstarts than Many Believe

[itvt] is pleased to present the latest edition of INdustry, our new column by interactive TV industry veteran, Michael Collette, managing director of MediaTech Strategies.

This edition of the column--entitled "VOD II: The Empire Strikes Back"--sees Collette arguing that a number of emerging developments in the VOD space may mean that the cable industry has less to fear from Netflix and other OTT upstarts than many might suspect.

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