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Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Lions Gate, Movieclips, YouTube, Roku

--Lions Gate Planning Early VOD Release of Taylor Lautner Vehicle, "Abduction"
--Movieclips in Deal to Bring 20,000+ HD Hollywood Movie Clips to YouTube
--Roku Secures $8 Million in New Funding
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. Lions Gate Entertainment...

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. Toronto-based ViXS Systems...

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
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Comcast Media Center (CMC) says that its HITS offering (note: the latter, short for "Headend In The Sky," provides multiplatform content distribution services to independent cable operators) now includes its Express Lane content management solution. According to the company, Express Lane enables independent operators and MSO's to deliver locally produced VOD...

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
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Motive Television has announced "Video to Go," which it bills as a "major advancement" in its Television Anytime Anywhere platform, enabling "the seamless loading of recorded movies and other pre-recorded material to laptops, iPads and other tablet and mobile devices. The advancement allows viewers to transfer a recorded file from their...

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
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: "1) ABC's Grey's Anatomy Sync • ABC.com • An ABC production in association with Nielsen and Gravity Mobile. ABC.com, Nielsen, Gravity Mobile; 2) Conan O'Brien Presents: Team Coco •...

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
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: As expected (see the article published on itvt.com, June 21st), Criterion Capital Partners has acquired a controlling stake in SeeSaw , the online video service previously owned by broadcast transmission company, Arqiva (note: Arqiva launched the service after acquiring the platform assets of Project Kangaroo, the VOD platform developed by UKVOD,...

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
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: The BBC's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide , will today begin offering a range of digitally remastered " Doctor Who " series for rent via Facebook . This is the first time the company has offered streaming rentals on the social networking service. The rentals are priced at 15 Facebook Credits per...

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
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , is planning a three-episode, interactive, online spin-off of its long-running soap opera, "Coronation Street," Jessica Davies writes in New Media Age. The spin-off, which is being produced by ITV's ITV Studios arm, will see "Coronation Street" character, Rosie Webster, moving from Manchester to London to...

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
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Microsoft is planning to launch a subscription VOD service for the Xbox 360 under its Zune brand later this year, according to an article in The Daily. In a posting on its corporate blog last week, OTT specialist Roku announced that it has revamped its Facebook Photos app ("channel") and added...

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
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: French DTV technology provider, Netgem , has launched a solution dubbed the N Cloud, which it bills as "enabl[ing] operators to meet customers' demand for simple and consistent access to all content, including live TV and video-on-demand, from any connected device within the home." According to Netgem, it has signed up...

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