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ActiveTV is a leading developer of iTV services in
Scandinavia and is a double-winner of the Interactive Prize 2001 for the best launched
program-related and advertising application. The company has contributed to the
development and building of the iTV-concepts for operators Boxer and Viasat in Sweden.
Aglet Technologies, http://www.aglet.dk
Aglet Technologies (established 2000) is dedicated to Research & Development of iTV products and iTV integration systems.
amassmedia is a new company formed by the ex-Razorfish Future TV group. Existing collaborations include working with Channel 4 to create their digital text services across Channel 4 brands, re-designing DIRECTVs entire on-air identity and launching Italys first VOD service with Rai.Click.
apeTV is a creative agency entirely focussed on interactive
TV. Our experience spans 5 years since the very beginning of interactive television. We
work with some of the UK's largest blue chip clients providing interactive advertising and
services, platform design and applications.
Stockholm based iTV developer responsible for eTV portal on Senda's DTT platform. Significant "Consulting" capability through its parent company Cell Consulting.
Clear Blue Day, http://www.clearblueday.com
Clear Blue Day is a rapidly expanding iTV developer, based in Sydney Australia, with an international base of clients including McDonalds and Optus. Specialising in user interface design, enhanced TV, ITV advertising and gaming, Clear Blue Day's breadth of experience results best of breed solutions.
London based Codecell are a new iTV agency already working with Two Way TV and the BBC.
Connect specialises in publishing and application design for iTV and the Internet. Clients include TeleWest, the North West Development Agency and Liverpool Football Club.
Di3 Digital Impact, http://www.di3.co.uk
With unique multi-platform, future-proof technology di3 is a market leader developing innovative software, providing end-to-end solutions and consultancy for interactive TV and digital multi media.
Dusted, http://www.dusted.tvDusted are provider's of innovative and creative solutions for interactive TV. Specialising in the production of interactive TV applications, layout design, navigational methods and consultancy.
Enteraction TV, http://www.enteractiontv.com
Enteraction tv is Britains leading brand channel specialists providing an end-to-end solution for new market entrants in digital television including consultancy, production, design, distribution and management. The company also works with broadcasters, internet based services and brands to provide content and solutions via broadband web or corporate intranets.
eTV Solutions AB, www.etvbroadcasting.tv
Extend Media, http://www.extend.com
Canadian iTV developer.
Farncombe Technology Ltd, http://www.ftl.co.uk/
"Based in the UK but with a worldwide client base, Farncombe provide technical project management and consultancy services covering all aspects of DTV, broadband and convergence to the broadcast and telecommunications industries."
FORMATEL , Paris based, specialises in technologies linked
to digital television and is the partner of famous audio-visual groups and satellite
operators. Partner of OpenTV since the launching of TPS (Television Par Satellite
France), FORMATEL has designed and developped dozens of services , games and quiz,
E-commerce : www.formatel.fr/fr/tvi_ecommerce.html
Spanish iTV developer working closely with Canal Satelite, Viadigital and others.
Frisches Fernsehen, http://www.frischesfernsehen.de
FRISCHES FERNSEHEN is Germanys leading developer of interactive TV
Funny Garbage, http://www.funnygarbage.com
Funny Garbage is one of the premier media developers in the
GO TV, http://www.gotv.pt
Go TV is the main supplier of iTV software and applications
for TV Cabo (Portuguese cable networker). We are expanding to Latin America.
Australia's best kept secret, Holotype are responsible for Austar's Interactive Weather Channel Application plus Australia's first interactive Television Advertising campaigns. Other clients include Sky NZ. Daniel Barton of Holotype is one of the co-founders of BroadbandBananas Australia.
Httv is a French based company specializing in the development of interactive services for the digital TV market ( Open TV, Mediahighway, MHP, DVB-HTML, ) Its expertise covers the whole aspect of the production chain from authoring and editing tools, to broadcasting and return path facilities.
Httv also commercializes a range of end-to-end ready to broadcast solutions enabling TV channels, operators and content providers to create their own interactive services. (TV channel, Magazine, Quiz, Radio).
Httv offers a catalogue of 18 ITV games and portal enabling
the operators to manage their own games channel.(ie.e, Bandiagara TPS, )
Jacobs Rimell, www.jacobsrimell.com
JR provides service management and provisioning solutions to Broadband and Telco operators. We specialise in Broadband Interactive TV and have reference customers including: NTL, UPC/chello, OMNE, @NetHome Japan, BSI Korea.
Mainframe have been providing excellent design and intuitive technology to a number of media/entertainment companies and cultural organisations since 1999 inc. lastminute.com, Cartoon Network, ICA and Radio 1. Mainframe is a full service agency and specialises in advertising and branding for iTV, IP based broadband, PDA and wireless.
Massive Interactive, http://www.massive.com.au
Massive Interactive is the largest ITV developer in the
Australasia region. With 25 broadcast applications to date, Massive develops award-winning
services on the Open TV, Liberate, NDS, and MHP platforms. Massive capabilities span
design and user interface, enhanced TV, programming and content development, ITV
advertising, ITV messaging, custom set-top box development, content management systems,
and large scale platform integration.
Mediaverge Solutions, http://www.mediaverge.altech.co.za
iTV application developers specialising in cross-platform
Mobilsoft develops applications and provides multimedia content for iTV, mobile devices, internet as well as electronic media. Between our products, TV-Mail (mail and and messaging application), BorsaVizyon (a financial tool that provides viewing, analyzing and managing of different kinds of investments, such as stock exchanges, stock indices etc.) and games (mostly based on language teaching and improving logical thinking) can be count. Operating platform for all of the applications is OpenTV EN2.
Nativ specialises in interactive television, broadband and
Part of the News Corp family, NDS have a significant iTV development capability and are responsible for much of the development work on Sky Sports Active, QVC Interactive etc.
NovaMedia is a seven-year old company that has expertise in the area of computing and broadcasting, while working with the interaction and convergence of those technologies. NovaMedia is developing tomorrow's broadcasting solutions for the following services: Interactive Television, automated broadcasting solutions, Live SMS-feed and InfoTV-solutions.
Paris based iTV solutions provider with experience in Mediahighway and focus on Enhanced Television.
Oktobor are New Zealand's leading interactive television developers, and one of the few developers worldwide to offer SDK-level development for OpenTV EN2. Working closely with Sky Television New Zealand, we have sucessfully launched NZ's first interactive application and now offer our development and broadcast design expertise to the world.
Purple Lizard, http://www.purple-lizard.com
Random One, http://www.randomone.com
Random One is a mobile and cross-media marketing pioneer in Spain. They were first to deliver true, live interactive programming on television via SMS. Random One continues to innovate by providing value-adding campaigns linking print, events, radio, web and television. During their first year Random One has worked for well established clients such as San Miguel, Smirnoff, Red Bull and Spanish media groups Grupo Godó and Media Pro.
Red Ant Interactive, http://www.redant.tv
Set up in 2002 to deal with the increasing demand for interactive and enhanced television, Red Ant Interactive is one of the fastest growing new media agencies in the UK, with experience in the consultation, development and implementation of interactive TV services on a host of various platforms.
RICOR is a russian iTV services developer
With a base in the USA and the UK, Roundpeg Inc. was Incorporated in 1996 as Media Application Development Company. Specialising in Interactive TV, Wireless and the Internet.
Roundpeg offer strong partnerships with leading iTV middleware and technology companies, content providers, networks, and award-winning broadcast design companies. Main business areas include iTV consulting, development, integration and training.
Softel-USA offers the MediaSphere Family of technology, a collection of professional broadcast solutions for digital & interactive television all backed by Softel-USA's renowned customer service.
The product takes a fresh approach to the management of multiple units and channels, through a sophisticated web-based environment, meaning administration can be performed whenever and wherever the engineer desires.
The DSM-CC engine is also offered in “MediaSphere Lab” guise, with licensing for in-house use, in prototyping and other test environments. Additional products include a high value transport stream analyzer, along with a remote stream analyzer, and transport stream archiving tools.
Standard Alliance Corporation, http://www.standardalliance.com
Standard Alliance Corporation develops iTV applications for all major iTV platforms. Another of the few truly experienced iTV developers in the U.S. market.
Sublime Software, http://www.sublimesoftware.com
Sublime Software is a global pioneer specialized in application development software for digital television and digital cinema. We develop and manufacture content authoring and management tools for any DTV environment (DVB-S,T,C) and for various platforms (MHP, MHW, OpenTV etc.). Key DTV products include Sublime iTV Suite (content authoring), Sublime iTV Integrator (XML and other content), Sublime Payback Server (content charging gateway with return channel) and others. Key references include MTV3 Finland (Scandinavia's biggest commercial broadcaster) and NRK
SysMedia Limited, http://www.sysmedia.com
If youre looking to publish digital interactive teletext services, then look no further than SysMedia. With over 26 years experience in the broadcast teletext and sub-titling/captioning markets, we have recently launched PLASMA MAGENTA, a content production system for multi-platform authoring and service management for the digital broadcast and internet markets. With its intuitive content import and creation tools, and its use of industry standards such as XML, PLASMA MAGENTA makes it easy for broadcasters and content providers to publish digital teletext services to many digital platforms.
TeleAmericas works both as a content provider, authoring
TeleIDEA is a young company based in Eindhoven the Netherlands, focusing on interactive TV applications & tools and digital TV system integration. Thanks to its unique, create once, deliver anywhere IDEApublisher platform, TeleIDEA is able to offer top quality iTV applications, including EPG's, virtual channels, interactive game shows and chat boxes, for very attractive prices, with an unprecedented development speed. The digital TV system integration activity is based on a deep architectural and operational experience in DVB, both on cable, terrestrial and satellite. The combination of both activities puts TeleIDEA in the unique position to oversee the entire technical field of digital TV.
tentendigital is a leading UK based iTV agency with skills
in design, technical deployment and project management. It has delivered the attheraces
betting application, the largest and most complex iTV project in the country, as well as a
number other projects such as Channel 4's interactive service on Sky. tenten was founded
by executives from Sky, ntl and Accenture.
Underwired was started in 1996 by Head New Media founders
Felix Velarde and Jason Holland. In 2002 Underwired acquired Head End Interactive
Television, which they had set up in 1998.
Brighton UK and Australian based agency and developer working for clients such as Open..., Channel Four etc. Skills primarily design/content focussed.
VISIONIK Interactive TV - A pioneer in developing award winning interactive broadcast services and management solutions working across satellite, terrestrial and cable platforms for clients in Europe, Australia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Wheel:iTV is the specialist division of full-service agency
YooMedia specialises in creating enhanced and interactive TV products for broadcasters, platform operators and content providers. These products include different forms of Chat, games as well as whole portal services. We have launched the first satellite Chat service deployed in the UK, the only interactive cable Chat in the UK and we are responsible for the first distribution of Tetris on cable in the UK.
Zentropy Spain, http://www.zentropyspain.com
Zentropy is a full-service agency specialised in strategies of interactive communications. We provide end-to-end solutions in advertising and branding for broadband, iTV, wireless and any other interactive media. Our goal is to create the best and most innovative multi-platform solutions in the dialogue between a brand and a customer. We believe in the potential of interactive media and the communication through advertising campaigns, games, quiz or any other kind of service.
Weapon7 exists to passionately realise the potential of digital media. The company offers independent strategy, creative and production services for interactive television. Our aim is to enable outstanding ideas to be realised as attractive and persuasive interactive television executions that people love.
Workhouse Limited, http://www.workhouse.tv
UK agency, recognised as a key player within the world of iTV with the delivery of projects across all major UK platforms for clients as diverse as The Prudential, Blue Square, Open...., and Charmin for Procter & Gamble.
Atomic Powered Games http://www.atomicpoweredgames.com
Atomic Powered Games, bringing mainstream console games development techniques to OpenTV and Liberate. Cutting edge games developed for Sky Gamestar, Two Way TV and PlayJam ( Static 2358 ). Creative and technical team able to develop original game titles or adapt existing IP to Interactive TV.
3RD sense, http://www.3rdsense.com
3RD sense are a new type of agency that specialises in games-based campaigns. We offer independent creative, strategic and commercial solutions that revolve around a game on iTV ad the web. We work with advertisers, platforms, developers and tv channels to develop interactive & accountable advertising.
Infogrammes are a well known PC and Console gaming brand who have provided a number of games to digital television platforms such as Canal Satellite in France.
Ludi TV/Visiware, http://www.visiware.com
Visiware, with its DTV "LudiTV" brand is one of the world's leading iTV game providers with a wide portfolio of OpenTV games in deployment in Australia, South Africa, France, Spain, Italy etc.
Minds Eye, www.minds-eye.net
Playjam/Static 2332, http://www.static.co.uk
Revenue share games/quiz services on a number of European platforms under the "Playjam" brand.
Standard Alliance Corporation, http://www.standardalliance.com
Standard Alliance Corporation develops original television programming that integrates audience interaction through all existing and developing iTV platforms.
TeleAmericas works both as a content provider, authoring
A pioneer in enhancing traditional broadcasts and the leading provider of Interactive TV Quiz and competition formats, TwoWay have a significant presence on UK cable, DTT and digital Satellite. Outside the UK, TwoWayTVs know-how is licensed through a number of partnerships the most significant being Twin Entertainment in the US and a recently launched Sydney office.
Visionik , http://www.visionik.com
VISIONIK Interactive TV - Our iTV games range from amusements for kids to highly innovative and entertaining games adapted for adults and are successfully broadcast in 10 cable and satellite networks over the world for clients such as Sky Active, DIRECTV Latin America and Showtime.
Zone4Play is a leading developer and provider of a variety
ADB MHP/OCAP Middleware, http://www.adbglobal.com
BetaResearch is the undisputed market leader in German-speaking countries with over three million deployed digital DVB set-top boxes in cable and satellite networks. BetaResearch's conditional access system betacrypt(TM) as well as its set-top box middleware betanova(TM) both have more than 90% market share. In 1999 BetaResearch deployed the world-wide first Java based middleware called betanova 2.0. Today betanova 2.0 is in use in more than 1.7 million digital decoders - making it the so far only mass-deployed Java middleware world-wide.
BetaResearch is committed to MHP and is currently migrating betanova 2.0 to be fully compliant with MHP Version 1.0.2. BetaResearch's unique upgrade mechanism will bring MHP onto existing betanova 2.0 devices at the beginning of 2003 by software download. BetaResearch also offers its betanova-MHP middleware stack to set-top box manufactures and platform providers for implementation in their products.
Canal Plus Technologies, http://www.canalplus-technologies.com/
Canal Plus Technologies provides its MEDIAGHIGHWAY middleware product line to a number of digital cable, satellite and terrestrial platforms in Spain, Italy, France, Poland Middle East, Scandinavia, India, Malaysia, the United States etc., to deliver true interactive applications that are changing the perception of what consumers can expect of TV. MEDIAGHIGHWAY today is ported in 14.5 million digital set-top boxes.
IDway provide software solutions needed by manufacturers of
Digital TV consumer equipment. The IDway engineering team combines Java programming
knowledge with Digital TV expertise. The first product resulting from this unique
combination is: IDway-MHP for STAPI.
Leading provider of HTML based middleware and solutions to the cable industry, particularly in the UK with NTL & Telewest who have had the middleware deployed since 1999. Liberate has also made significant inroads in the Netherlands, Austria through UPC as well as Germany and Spain.
With products aimed at both mid end and high end set-top-boxes, MicrosoftTV intends to roll out commercially on a number of platforms including TV Cabo in Portugal.
NDS Core, http://www.nds.com
NDS Core is a fully featured middleware offered by NDS as a
key component of the overall NDS digital TV solution. This high performance middleware has
been specifically designed to maximise performance in resource constrained STBs, enabling
operators to offer interactivity on low cost devices. NDS Core has been successfully
deployed in over 2.8 million STBs worldwide and offers an environment for running iTV
applications authored in web based languages such as HTML and Java.
OpenTV Inc, http://www.opentv.com
Paris (France) and Mountain View (SFO - USA) based Middleware provider with the largest number of deployments worldwide.reaching over 27 million STB's World-wide with major offices in London, Germany, Sydney, Seoul etc. The company provides a comprehensive suite of iTV solutions including operating middleware, web browser software, interactive applications, content creation tools, professional support services, and strategic consulting.
Philips Softworks, http://www.MHP.Philips.com
Philips Softworks is the first global company to enter the MHP market with a complete and stable program of industry software solutions in the interactive TV domain. We offer state-of-the-art MHP client software modules, complete range of MHP application development tools, MHP Training Courses, E-2-E solutions for MHP iTV applications and related professional support services. For more information please visit Philips Softworks web site.
PowerTV is a leading provider of iTV software solutions for the cable industry. Our offerings consist of the PowerTV Platform - which includes the most widely deployed operating system in the cable industry today and standards-based middleware components- as well as the latest applications consumers want and the management tools businesses need. Through our proven end-to-end solution cable operators are realizing the true business potential of iTV.
RespondTV are an enhanced TV infrastructure provider for the provision of high volume eTV broadcast synchronisation and transaction management capabilities.
Worldgate's inexpensive HTML based solution reaches into approximately 180,000 homes across 46 cable networks with its primary deploments in the US.
Wink has produced a simple solution for enhancing television and providing interactive services that even runs on some of the world's dumbest STB's.
Predominantly deployed in the US on Cable and also on DirecTV.
NTL's interactive tv developers site explains how to create content - advertising and partnerships - for UK digital cable (Telewest is based on the same standards and principles).
Chyron Interactive, http://www.chyronitv.com
Serving the broadcast industry for three decades, Chyron Corporation has established itself as a leading innovator in the development of broadcast technology for the creation of on-air graphics, dynamic information delivery, content management and distribution. Its Lyric ITV authoring tool has recently been integrated with IDP's RegieLine.
Ensequence Inc, http://www.ensequence.com
Founded May 2000. First Product Release: Nov 2002. Funding: Private Investors. Products: on-Q Authoring Solution, on-Q Broadcasting Solution Ensequence provides powerful cross-middleware authoring and broadcasting solutions for the ITV industry. on-Q Authoring Solution is a set of tools which allow a television professional to create, simulate and debug an interactive television (ITV) application in the visual development environment of a personal computer. Applications created using on-Q Authoring solution can be played out on any digital network supported by Ensequence. on-Q Authoring solution combines the optimal mix of ease of use with power and flexibility to allow creative professionals to conceive and create applications that are only limited by their imagination. on-Q Broadcasting Solution is the set of tools which the distributor uses to amass, schedule, broadcast, control, and respond to ITV applications. These tools fit into the hardware and software environment of the distributor - the cable head-end or satellite network operations center.
itv|world is a professional services firm providing
solutions across all
Paris based iTV solutions provider with iTV Factory tool aimed at Enhanced TV service creation e.g. popup, quiz etc.
Press Red, http://www.pressred.tv
Press Red is the tools and services provider for iTV advertising, enabling agencies to create, without the need for any technical knowledge, interactive advertising content for delivery over any digital TV platform. Its on-line content creation tool, BlackBox Designer, enables users to log-on over the Internet, populate broadcaster-approved i-Ad templates with appropriate text and graphics, preview the resulting i-Ads on TV, and submit them in ready-to-broadcast format to selected broadcasters.
BlackBox Designer has been accredited by Sky as their first-approved tool for i-Ad content creation by 3rd parties, and is in use by 40+ agencies in the UK for creating i-Ads for delivery via Sky’s WTVML Microbrowser. Press Red also has an exclusive partnership with emuse Technologies for using emuse’s Modelstream technology to create non-templated high-end i-Ad content, with the aim of productising the entire process for developing and launching Dedicated Advertiser Locations on the Sky platform.
Tamblin is a technical solutions provider for the
Interactive and Enhanced TV industry. Our years of experience has led to the development
of the i-ZoneTV toolset.
University of Brighton, UK, http://www.it.bton.ac.uk/courses/mscdtv/
The University of Brighton is running the World's first taught MSc course in 'Digital Television Management and Production'. The course was developed in close collaboration with Victoria Real Ltd, with Hewlett-Packard as technology partners. Major players in the interactive TV industry support the course through its Industrial Advisory Board.
Started in October 2001,it operates in both full and
part-time mode (part-timers can join at any point throughout the year). Its modular block
structure makes it possible for people working within the iTV industry to take the course
as part-time students.
Amberlight Parners, http://www.amber-light.co.uk
amberlight partners ltd is a consultancy specialising in
Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Their services include interaction design
('blueprinting'), requirements definition, usability testing, interface optimisation, HCI
training and design process re-engineering. Their methodology for designing and testing
appropriate interactions applies equally to iTV, PC, wireless and fixed-point devices.
iBurbia is a new, ground-breaking interactive media lab in
LaHIT is a User-Experience company, specializing in the iTV
market. Our mission emphasizes making the iTV experience both natural and intuitive, based
on our extensive knowledge of usability and user interface design.
The Performance Technologies Group,
The Performance Technologies Group is a leading Australian
The Usability Company, http://www.theusabilitycompany.com
The Usability Company is the UK's leading usability
specialist and work in website, wireless, Intranet, interactive TV and software usability
testing and research.