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Neovia to Process Payments for Sony/Disney-Owned Broadband VOD Service, FilmFlex

--Broadband VOD Service, Lovefilm, Launches Yahoo! App
Payment solutions provider, Neovia Financial , says that UK-based FilmFlex will use the Neovia Payment Network to process all online payments for its recently launched broadband VOD service. Neovia has also previously announced deals with UK broadband video platforms, SeeSaw and Perform.

FilmFlex, a joint venture between Sony and Disney, secured its first customer win earlier this year (see the article published on itvt.com, April 28th): a deal to provide content...

Comcast Marks Hispanic Heritage Month with Line-Up of Special VOD Programming

Comcast said Tuesday that it is marking Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th-October 15th) with a range of dedicated VOD programming, including movies, specials that highlight the people, landscape, cuisine, culture and music of Latin America, and features on top Hispanic/Latino entertainers. "Comcast is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and will provide more Latin On Demand content for our customers," Kim Taylor, Comcast's VP of multicultural marketing, said in a prepared statement. "Our Hispanic Heritage...

News Round-Up

--Report: Amazon Attempting to Acquire Lovefilm
--AT&T Teams with NCAA Football on Social App
--BBC Commissions Second Series of "Interactive Episodes" of "Doctor Who"
--CBS Sports Launches Pro Football App for Apple iPad
--ivi Receives Cease-and-Desist Letters from...
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: According to a report in the now paywall-blocked Sunday Times, Amazon has initiated a takeover bid for Lovefilm , the company often referred to as "the European Netflix." The bid is said to value Lovefilm at around £200 million. AT&T and NCAA football have announced the launch of a free NCAA Football Fan Zone App...

News Round-Up (I): Ball State University, Bell TV, Brightcove

--Ball State University Installs Closed-Loop Interactive TV Testing Lab
--Bell TV Launches VOD Service for Satellite-TV Subscribers
--New Brightcove Release Offers More Analytics Tools, Audio Quality Detection
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 format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. OEDN (note: the name is an acronym for "OCAP/EBIF Developer Network"), an organization which is attempting to drive application development efforts using the US cable industry's OCAP/tru2way and EBIF middleware standards and whose backers include Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Charter and Bright House,...

News Round-Up (III): Fox Mobile, Google TV, Harmonic, Yes

--Fox Mobile Launches Android Version of its Bitbop Mobile VOD Service
--Report: Google TV Launch Pushed Back Two Weeks to October 17th
--Harmonic Powers OTT VOD Service for Israeli Satellite-TV Operator, Yes
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more 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,...

News Round-Up (I): CTAM EBIF App Contest, ANT, Humax, Ascent Media

--ALERT: Deadline for CTAM EBIF App Competition Is September 15th
--ANT Tapped to Deliver Sky Player on Humax Freeview HD Set-Tops
--Ascent Media Moves into Cable VOD
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more 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,...

News Round-Up (IV): Irdeto, Sky Deutschland, Bluestreak, Aprico, Axel Springer, ivi, Mirada, Ericsson

--Irdeto Powers Sky Deutschland's New iPad VOD App, Demo's Interactive Social TV at IBC
--ivi Says "Technicalities in the Copyright Law" Let it Deliver Live TV Channels via the Internet
--Update: Mirada Integrates Navi EPG with Ericsson's IPTV Middleware
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more 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,...

News Round-Up (VII): YouTube, Zappware, linkID, Concurrent, Zon TVCabo

--YouTube Trials Social TV-Enabled Live Streaming Video Platform
--Zappware, linkID Develop "Red-Button" Interactive TV Application for Smartphones and Tablets
--Zon TVCabo Taps Concurrent to Expand its VOD Offering
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more 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,...

News Round-Up (IV): Digisoft, PMT, Espial, BTI, GoBackTV, Nordija

--Digisoft in Deal with "Personalized TV" Specialist, PMT
--Espial-BTI Solution Combines Espial MediaBase VOD Server, BTI WideCast Edge Services Appliances
--GoBackTV in Multiscreen Interactive TV Mosaic Partnership with Nordija
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of 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,...

News Round-Up (V): HTTV, Quadrille, LocateTV, Miniweb, Samsung

--HTTV in Push-VOD Partnership with Quadrille
--LocateTV Launches Android App
--Miniweb Unveils "Woomi" Online Video Service for Connected-TV Devices, Lands Deal with Samsung
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of 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,...

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