iMagicTV taps former SBC director
iMagicTV has named Gregory Allemann, a former executive at telco SBC Communications, to its board of directors. Mr. Allemann spent the final eight years of his 30-year tenure at the telecom provider as vice president and executive director of broadband infrastructure and services for its research and development arm, SBC Technology Resources. iMagicTV sells software that allows telcos to provide video entertainment such as scheduled TV programs and video on demand via broadband DSL services.
ACTV introduces convergence tool
ACTV has launched the latest version of its HyperTV Internet-and-television-synchronization platform. Unlike prior versions of the technology, the just-released HyperTV 3.0 allows viewers to play along with television programs on their personal computers without downloading plug-ins.
mPhase signs up more cable nets
mPhase, which creates infrastructure that enables telcos to broadcast live television shows via DSL lines, has announced partnerships with several cable programming networks, including MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, TV Land, Nick Too, Starz! Encore, Fox and FX. Before those deals were announced, mPhase had established pacts with CNBC, MSNBC, A&E and C-SPAN.
XACT snags former SonicNet executive
Targeted radio advertising service XACT Radio Network has hired Scott Bonn, a former marketing manager at MTVi’s online music site SonicNet. Aside from its customized advertising service for traditional analog radio stations, XACT also creates Web sites for its radio clients that stream audio content.