Interactive TV

S&T hires former technical director of Teletext

UK-based interactive TV specialist S&T has hired former technical director of Teletext and founder of OnScreen Publishing, Gordon Maynard. Maynard has been brought in to lead a new applications initiative at S&T and will focus on web apps, including HTML5 and HbbTV. In 2008 Maynard founded OnScreen Publishing to develop technology to create and publish […]

Alticast names industry veteran as EMEA chief

Interactive TV technology specialist Alticast has named former Technicolor and Alcatel-Lucent executive Tiaan Schutte as the president of its unit for the EMEA region, based in Amsterdam. Schutte, who has served in executive positions at Irdeto and NCube as well as Alcatel-Lucent and Technicolor, was most recently with Three Media Associates. Tiaan brings a wealth […]

Ziggo launches CI+ 1.3-compatible interactive TV

Dutch cable operator Ziggo is this week launching interactive TV services for customers with a Ziggo certified TV and a new CI+ Module (version 1.3 or higher).  The move means that customers without a separate digital receiver will still be able to access interactive services like watching TV shows or movies on-demand. Ziggo said that […]