Interviews

  • [itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of "The Future of Media and Content 2020," a TVOT NYC 2014 keynote by Sanjay Macwan, CTO of NBCUniversal Media Labs. The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "Sanjay Macwan, CTO of NBCUniversal Media Labs, will discuss the future of storytelling and what consumers can expect with the emergence of today's...
    March 5, 2015 - 10:48pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2014 session, "Putting it All Together: The 360-Degree UX." The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "In a highly competitive television marketplace, the winners will be those who can achieve high marks in every dimension of the user experience. As businesses battle for supremacy, or seek to...
    February 2, 2015 - 10:48pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2014 session, "Reconceiving TV Measurement and Analytics: New Strategies and Techniques for Understanding the Audience." The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "This session will examine the many ways in which our ability to understand and generate data about the television audience is evolving....
    January 11, 2015 - 11:14pm
  • Check Out News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio POV, PBS's long-running showcase for independent non-fiction films, recently unveiled six new interactive documentary shorts that it bills as "allow[ing] audiences to engage...on a deeper level, using new technologies and new paradigms in storytelling" (note: more information on each of the...
    September 22, 2014 - 11:47pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the TVOT 2014 session, "Live Sports: Justifying the Investment in Innovation." The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "This session will explore new technologies and platforms that are transforming live sports coverage into an interactive, social and multiplatform experience; and--at a time when sports...
    September 8, 2014 - 10:57pm
  • Check Out News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT 2014 session, "A City Is Another TV Channel." The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "Entertainment is only one of many content types arriving on television and second and third screens. Increasingly, individuals and...
    August 15, 2014 - 12:38am
  • [itvt] is pleased to present a VIDEO RECORDING of the TVOT NYC 2013 session, "Dragons of Design: Mapping the Crossroads of Design and Technology." The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "This session will explore how TV UI/UX designers are adapting and innovating in response to a range of emerging phenomena in the advanced-TV space, including TV Everywhere;...
    March 5, 2014 - 5:50pm
  • Online News Radio at Blog Talk Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio Last week, social-TV loyalty-program company, Viggle, acquired Dijit Media, a company best known for its programming guidance app, NextGuide, and its TV tune-in tool, the Dijit Reminder Button. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. News of the acquisition came a little more than a month after Viggle announced...
    February 3, 2014 - 11:00pm
  • More News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio At CES earlier this month, SeeSpace, a start-up co-founded by multiple-Emmy-winning interactive media designer, Dale Herigstad, unveiled an ACR-enabled "augmented television" device dubbed InAiR, that analyzes the programming the viewer is watching, and overlays related content. The content is presented via an...
    January 29, 2014 - 11:40pm
  • Listen To News Internet Radio Stations with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2013 session, "TV Advertising 2.0 Is Here: Is the Industry Ready?" The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "This session will identify the most significant new technologies, platforms, business models and strategies...
    January 27, 2014 - 11:16pm
  • Discover News Internet Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2013 keynote presentation by David Lyle, CEO of National Geographic Channels. The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "David Lyle, CEO of National Geographic Channels, will cast light on his company's new television strategy, including...
    January 21, 2014 - 11:51pm
  • More News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2013 session, "TV Everywhere: Catalyst for the TV of Tomorrow?" The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "After a somewhat slow start, TV Everywhere (TVE) appears to be gaining significant momentum, with, for example,...
    January 14, 2014 - 11:37pm
  • Online News Radio at Blog Talk Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2013 session, "Cable RDK Fireside." The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "Earlier this year, Time Warner Cable and Comcast formed RDK Management, LLC to manage and expand adoption of the Reference Design Kit (RDK),...
    January 12, 2014 - 11:34pm
  • Social-TV company, ConnecTV, recently announced the launch of a new, free mobile app that "allows users to clip their favorite six-second moment, add an on-screen comment, and share with their friends across Twitter, Facebook, email and more, all while watching TV in real time." In this recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, ConnecTV co-founder and CEO, Ian Aaron...
    November 19, 2013 - 12:40am
  • Check Out News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio In this recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, and Matt Evans, SVP of digital at Nickelodeon, discuss The Nick App, which recently won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media--User Experience and Visual Design. In addition to discussing the Emmy-winning app,...
    October 28, 2013 - 10:11pm
  • Online News Radio at Blog Talk Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio In this recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, and Seth Shapiro, co-governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group, Lisa Hsia, EVP of Bravo Digital Media, discusses "Top Chef's Last Chance Kitchen," which recently won the Emmy Award for Outstanding...
    October 21, 2013 - 9:59pm
  • More News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio In this recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, and Seth Shapiro, co-governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group, Akash Goyal, senior producer of digital content and programming at Comedy Central, discusses "Night of Too Many Stars," which recently...
    October 15, 2013 - 10:06pm
  • Discover News Internet Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio In this recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, and Seth Shapiro, co-governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group, Sheri Salata, president of OWN and Harpo Studios, discusses "Oprah's Life Class," which just won the Emmy Award for Creative Achievement in...
    October 14, 2013 - 11:29pm
  • New News Internet Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio Earlier this year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hired Maury McIntyre as VP of digital, placing him in charge of strategy, editorial, operations and revenue-generation across all its Web sites and other digital platforms. In this recorded interview with [itvt]'s editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, McIntyre discusses...
    September 30, 2013 - 10:49pm
  • New News Internet Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio Adam Winnick is founder and CEO of Subblime, a company that bills itself as "an online community devoted to connecting fans to their favorite content creators on YouTube." In this recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, he discusses the company's origins and goals; the services it offers to YouTube...
    September 11, 2013 - 10:27pm
  • Check Out News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio In this recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief Tracy Swedlow, Seth Shapiro, co-governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG), and Marc Johnson, co-chair of the IMPG's Awards Working Group, discuss the two categories of interactive media Emmys--for "...
    September 10, 2013 - 10:27pm
  • Find Additional News Podcasts with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio In this recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, Brandon Martinez, CEO of INDmusic, casts light on the emerging business of YouTube-based multi-channel networks (MCN)--covering such topics as clearing rights, using YouTube Annotations and other methods to promote network talent, and the company's...
    September 10, 2013 - 8:12am
  • Popular News Internet Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio (Pictured top Left to Right) Aimee Viles, Jamie Cutburth, Amy Troiano, Lisa Hsia, Rich Foster, David Serwatka [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT 2013 session, "Focus on Bravo: Blurring the Lines Between Screens." The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "This...
    August 27, 2013 - 9:33pm
  • New News Internet Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio   (Pictured top Left to Right) Aimee Viles, Jamie Cutburth, Amy Troiano, Lisa Hsia, Rich Foster, David Serwatka [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT 2013 session, "Focus on Bravo: Blurring the Lines Between Screens." The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "This...
    August 20, 2013 - 2:28pm
  • New News Podcasts with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of "The Cable RDK," a keynote fireside chat at TVOT 2013. The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "In conversation with prominent cable-technology journalist, Leslie Ellis, a panel of senior executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable will cast light on...
    August 16, 2013 - 12:46am
  • Listen to internet radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of "Live Wire: Buzz-Inducing Multiplatform Live Events," a special presentation by Discovery Communications at TVOT 2013. The presentation was described in the show brochure as follows: "'Live' is not a new phenomenon but it has become an increasingly important...
    August 2, 2013 - 12:04am
  • High-profile interactive-TV industry figure, JOHN GILLES (his resume includes stints at A Different Engine, Method, G4 and TechTV), recently joined digital agency, Code and Theory, as director of new media. In this recorded interview with [itvt]'s editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, Gilles discusses his new role, shares his thoughts on multiplatform interactive design, and more. Listen to...
    May 23, 2013 - 8:24am
  • Automatic content recognition (ACR) technology provider, Civolution, has partnered with film company, 2CFILM, and app developer, Service2Media, on "App," the first-ever movie to feature a synchronized second-screen app for use in the movie theater. The second-screen experience is not simply an enhancement to the movie--which according to 2CFILM's promotional materials, centers on an...
    May 6, 2013 - 10:03pm
  • Listen to internet radio with Tracy Swedlow on Blog Talk Radio Last month (see the article published on itvt.com, February 26th), Fox Broadcasting launched its "Digital Content Syndication Network," which distributes its broadcast-synchronized second-screen interactive TV experiences--previously available only via its Fox Now apps--to third-party second-screen app providers. It also...
    March 12, 2013 - 1:03am
  • Special Presentation: Who Owns the New Screen Experiences? from TV of Tomorrow Show on Vimeo. [itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the special presentation, "Who Owns the New Screen Experiences," which was one of the highlights of The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (June 12th-13th). The presentation was described in the show brochure as follows: "TV and other...
    November 15, 2012 - 12:17am
  • [itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, "Sports and the TV of Tomorrow," which was one of the highlights of The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (June 12th-13th). The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "This session will explore how various emerging technologies and media--including second-screen apps, connected-TV distribution, social...
    October 29, 2012 - 9:41pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present video and audio recordings of the special presentation, "The Anatomy of a Companion App," which was one of the highlights of The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (June 12th-13th). The presentation was described in the show brochure as follows: "Rebecca Rusk Lim, VP of Interactive Experience, Audience & Multiplatform Technologies, at Turner...
    October 18, 2012 - 11:25am
  • Last week (see the article published on itvt.com, September 26th), cloud-based interactive TV specialist, ActiveVideo Networks, announced that it had resolved its long-running patent dispute with Verizon. While the terms of the settlement are confidential, according to ActiveVideo it sees Verizon paying it the $260 million previously ordered by the US District Court for the Eastern District of...
    September 30, 2012 - 9:18pm
  • On Wednesday night, a Blue Ribbon Panel composed of members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) voted to determine the winner(s) of the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media. Earlier in the day, IMPG co-governor, GEOFF KATZ, and IMPG Awards Working Group co-chair, MICHAEL GREGOR, spoke to [...
    September 13, 2012 - 12:19am
  • Earlier this summer (see the article published on itvt.com, July 25th), Samsung launched its third annual "Free the TV Challenge" connected-TV developer contest. This year's competition--subtitled "Second Screen Storytellers"--sees Samsung collaborating with the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) to foster the development of original multiscreen television series. The...
    September 11, 2012 - 11:02pm
  • Listen to internet radio with Tracy Swedlow on Blog Talk Radio In this, the last in a series of interviews that [itvt] recently conducted with the nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media (see the article published on itvt.com, July 18th), executive producers, Shira Lazar and Damon Berger, discuss the weekly live, interactive TV show,...
    September 6, 2012 - 9:15pm
  • Listen to internet radio with Tracy Swedlow on Blog Talk Radio In this INTERVIEW--one of a series of interviews that [itvt] has been conducting with the nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media (see the article published on itvt.com, July 18th)--three executives from late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien's Team Coco/ConacoTV--...
    September 5, 2012 - 9:59pm
  • In this INTERVIEW--one of a series of interviews that [itvt] has been conducting with the nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media (see the article published on itvt.com, July 18th)--two HBO executives--SVP of digital platforms, Alison Moore; and SVP of consumer technology, Otto Berkes--discuss the "Enhanced Digital Experience" that...
    September 5, 2012 - 9:47pm
  •           In this, the latest in an ongoing series of interviews that [itvt] is conducting with the nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media (see the article published on itvt.com, July 18th), three executives from Fourth Wall Studios--head of development, Zach Schiff-Abrams; chief creative officer, Elan...
    September 4, 2012 - 6:57am
  • In this, the latest in an ongoing series of interviews that [itvt] is conducting with the nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media (see the article published on itvt.com, July 18th), Jesse Redniss, SVP of digital at USA Network, discusses "Hashtag Killer," the social-media game/interactive mystery that USA has developed for fans of...
    August 22, 2012 - 10:30pm
  • Listen to internet radio with Tracy Swedlow on Blog Talk Radio                 In this first in a series of interviews that [itvt] has conducted with the nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media (see the article published on itvt.com, July 18th), Lisa Hsia, EVP of Bravo Digital...
    August 20, 2012 - 8:43pm
  • Listen to internet radio with Tracy Swedlow on Blog Talk Radio Last week (see the article published on itvt.com, July 18th), the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) announced the nominees for the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media. Click here to listen to a recording of a live interview about this year's...
    July 23, 2012 - 12:36am
  • Visiware, a company best known for its interactive TV games, recently announced that its PlayAlong second-screen platform has added interactivity to over 700 broadcasts across 10 countries (see the article published on itvt.com, May 20th). [itvt] recently emailed some questions about PlayAlong to Visiware, and the company's responses are below (note: our regular daily news coverage will...
    June 26, 2012 - 11:58pm
  • Velope.tv, an interactive studio that specializes in application development for emerging platforms, has partnered with Glamzy, the company behind the mobile make-up app of the same name, in order to bring the Glamzy app to various "smart" platforms including connected TV's. Among other things, the partnership sees Velope.tv developing a licensable white-label version of the...
    April 29, 2012 - 11:46pm
  • The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) has issued a call for entries for the 64th Primetime Emmy Award competition for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media. The deadline for entries is May 4th. Entries can be submitted online at: http://www.emmys.tv/awards/64th-primetime-emmy-awards. This year, entries can be submitted to one of...
    April 2, 2012 - 12:33am
  • Ensequence recently developed the ESPN Tournament Challenge TV App, an interactive TV app for Verizon FiOS TV and ESPN that allows fans to create and follow personalized tournament brackets during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament ("March Madness"). Subscribers create or check their brackets by clicking on the "Widgets" button on the FiOS TV remote control,...
    September 16, 2013 - 1:04pm
  • Last month (see the article published on itvt.com, February 26th), Big Frame, a company which specializes in producing content and managing talent for YouTube and which claims to have generated over 8.3 million uniques, announced the launch of a premium YouTube channel called BAMMO. The new channel's talent includes, among others, Joe Penna (YouTube handle: MysteryGuitarMan), an...
    March 12, 2012 - 12:23am
  • Earlier this week (see the article published on itvt.com, March 5th), Kudelski Group-owned content-protection and multiscreen-TV solutions provider, Nagra-OpenTV, announced that it has extended its advanced advertising partnership with Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising sales arm of the US's second-largest cable MSO. According to Nagra-OpenTV, the partnership sees Time Warner...
    March 6, 2012 - 10:25pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, "Dynamic Ad Insertion: Will the Monetization It Promises Transform VOD?," which was one of the highlights of our recent TVOT NYC Intensive event (took place December 5th in New York City). The session was described in the TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 brochure as follows: "For a long time, advertising had to be, as...
    February 27, 2012 - 10:57pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, "Operators Look to Own the Second Screen," which was one of the highlights of our recent TVOT NYC Intensive event (took place December 5th in New York City). The session was described in the TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 brochure as follows: "While broadcasters and networks have embraced second-screen social-TV...
    February 23, 2012 - 11:01pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, "Enabling a Personalized Television Experience," which was one of the highlights of our recent TVOT NYC Intensive event (took place December 5th in New York City). The session was described in the TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 brochure as follows: "This session will explore how the cable industry is seeking to...
    February 6, 2012 - 12:09am
  • [itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, "New Markets of the Multiplatform Interactive Video Ecosystem," which was one of the highlights of our recent TVOT NYC Intensive event (took place December 5th in New York City). The session was described in the TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 brochure as follows: "This session, which brings together panelists from a...
    February 6, 2012 - 12:11am
  • [itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of a keynote presentation by zeebox founder and CTO, Anthony Rose, which was one of the highlights of our recent TVOT NYC Intensive event (took place December 5th in New York City). Rose's presentation marked the US debut of zeebox's flagship second-screen social-TV platform. Since the show, UK satellite-TV provider, BSkyB, has taken...
    February 2, 2012 - 10:07pm
  • Interactive TV software company, Zodiac Interactive, says that two tier-one North American MSO's have contracted with it for the integration of its PowerUp HTML5 Application and Services platform with their service environments. The PowerUp HTML5 platform, which launched last spring, is billed as delivering a Web browser presentation engine coupled with a service layer, in order...
    January 18, 2012 - 11:41pm
  •   In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Somrat Niyogi, founder and CEO of second-screen social-TV specialist, Miso, discusses his company's recently launched SideShows offering (which it bills as "interactive content experiences that play on your phone while you watch TV"--note: for more on SideShows, see the article...
    January 3, 2012 - 12:10am
  •   In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Jeff Siegel, SVP of global media sales at Rovi, discusses the company's connected-TV advertising network, which delivers ads to such platforms as Samsung, Sony and Toshiba. Among other things, he explains how viewers are interacting with the ads on the network, describes the kinds of data...
    November 2, 2011 - 8:54pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [itvt]," Geoff Katz, who among other roles serves as co-chair of the Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards Committee, discusses the winners of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards, as well as the winner of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Philo T. Farnsworth award: Time Warner Cable's...
    October 23, 2011 - 10:52pm
  • [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow recently interviewed HAROLD GELLER, SVP of cross-industry workflow at the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's) and managing director of the Ad-ID project. The latter is a joint venture between the 4A's and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) which promotes an advertising industry-standard unique identifier for all commercial assets. An...
    October 3, 2011 - 12:04am
  • In this RECORDED EPISODE of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," three executives from CableLabs--president and CEO, Paul Liao; SVP of technology development, Jean-Francois Mule; and John Carney, SVP of advanced engineering at Comcast (on loan to CableLabs through 2012)--discuss the cable-industry R&D organization's decision to establish a satellite office in...
    September 29, 2011 - 11:51am
  • Earlier this month (see the article published on itvt.com, September 12th), the ABC.com Oscar Digital Experience won the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media. [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow recently interviewed the executive in charge of the Emmy-winning project, Albert Cheng, EVP of digital media at Disney/ABC Television Group, as well as Lori...
    September 21, 2011 - 11:34pm
  • Itvt-Interview--JeffMiller-ActiveVideo-final-2011 by itvt Cloud-based interactive TV specialist, ActiveVideo Networks, was recently awarded $115 million in a patent-infringement case it brought against Verizon (see the article published on itvt.com, August 10th), and subsequently filed for an injunction against Verizon to "prevent the continued, unlawful use of ActiveVideo's...
    September 14, 2011 - 10:05pm
  • Itvt-Interview-RCDb-ZaneVella-final-2011 by itvt In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," ZANE VELLA CEO of Related Content Database (RCDb), discusses the company's recently launched WatchWith Service Delivery Platform (see the article published on itvt.com, September 8th): its deployment of that platform with Mexican broadband VOD company...
    September 12, 2011 - 10:01pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Tracy Swedlow talks to JANE CLARKE, general manager of the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), a group that is backed by a number of TV programmers, media agencies and advertisers (its members include AT&T, Belo, CBS, Carat USA, Comcast, ConAgra, Discovery Communications, Gannett, GroupM,...
    August 28, 2011 - 11:46pm
  • [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow recently conducted a video interview with Ed Humphrey, president of the Americas at Softel, a company that offers a range of solutions for interactive TV, subtitling and captioning, MPEG stream processing and multiplexing, opt and ad insertion cuing, Teletext, and more. The interview is organized into the following segments: Part 1: A Short Introduction to Softel...
    August 17, 2011 - 12:22am
  • Dan Hassan is chairman and CEO of BCM (formerly known as BackChannelMedia), a company that offers a patent-pending interactive TV technology called Clickable TV, which allows viewers to click for additional information about a TV program or advertised product and receive the info via email or on their smartphone within about 30 seconds of clicking. The technology has been deployed by cable...
    August 16, 2011 - 12:32am
  • S3 Group, a Dublin-based provider of automated testing solutions for digital TV content delivery platforms and devices, announced Monday that Canoe Ventures has chosen its StormTest Development Center as the automated testing solution for its national deployment of EBIF-enabled interactive TV applications. According to S3, StormTest Development Center will enable Canoe to test multiple set-top...
    August 8, 2011 - 1:48am
  • UK-based freelance graphic designer, Robert Allmand, is in the midst of creating a multiplatform, multifaceted interactive story entitled "Howard Glitch." The first implementation of the story--a YouTube Annotations-based interactive game accompanied by music that Allmand composed himself--is embedded below. Other completed elements include a novel; while planned elements...
    July 19, 2011 - 9:47pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present a video of "A Moment in Time: The Business Case for Single- and Multi-Screen Interactivity," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Mike Bloxham, VP of Insights and Consulting, Trendline Interactive Joe Gillespie, President and CEO, Zoove Gerard Kunkel...
    July 18, 2011 - 9:31pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present a video of "Designing for Television's Multiplatform Future," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Brian David Johnson, Futurist, Intel (Moderator) Gavin Kelly, Principal, Artefact Rebecca Rusk Lim, then-Senior Director of Advanced Entertainment...
    July 18, 2011 - 11:04pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present a video of "Broadcast-Synchronized Companion Apps: Lessons from the Field," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Channing Dawson, Senior Advisor, Scripps Networks (Moderator) John Hashimoto, Director of Product Development for ITV/VOD/Connected TV, The...
    July 14, 2011 - 9:00pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present a video of "The Emerging Primacy of the App: The 'Appification' of TV and its Implications The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Dan Albritton, President and CTO, MegaPhone Labs David McElhatten, SVP of Studio and Services, ActiveVideo Networks Alan Queen, CTO, Movl...
    July 14, 2011 - 9:02pm
  • Interview: Jeremy Toeman on Dijit's Personal Media Assistant by itvt Dijit Media, a San Francisco-based start-up that has developed a universal remote control/programming discovery/social TV solution called the Dijit Personal Media Assistant (note: the company's Web site describes the solution as follows: "With Dijit, your phone is a universal remote control supporting...
    June 27, 2011 - 10:29pm
  • itvt-Ensequence - Kevin Hurst by itvt Interactive TV solutions provider, Ensequence, announced Tuesday that Comcast Spotlight has licensed the Ensequence iTV Manager Service Provider Edition to enable the ongoing roll-out of EBIF-powered local interactive TV advertising (note: for more on the announcement, see the article in this issue). Earlier this week, [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow...
    June 14, 2011 - 10:27pm
  • At the TV of Tomorrow Show last week, the TVOT video team interviewed "The Sims" creator Will Wright about "Bar Karma," his crowdsourced drama series for Current TV (note: for more on "Bar Karma," see the article published on itvt.com, October 17th). The six-minute video interview, complete with visuals from the production of the show, is below.
    May 24, 2011 - 11:44pm
  • At the TV of Tomorrow Show last week, the TVOT video team interviewed Rochelle Thompson, senior manager of global marketing at ActiveVideo Networks, the company whose video on "What Is Interactive TV?" won the show's inaugural Breakaway Video Contest. The video interview is below.
    May 24, 2011 - 11:41pm
  • Space. The final frontier. For connected TV's, the final frontier is, oddly, "the TV space." That's venture-speak for a new market opportunity or space that can be filled. You see, the odd thing about connected TV's is that while they do a fine job of connecting to the Internet, so far they really aren't connected to the TV industry. And that is about to change thanks...
    April 11, 2011 - 11:55pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present the LATEST EDITION of StoryCentric, our new video column from Brian Seth Hurst, CEO of The Opportunity Management Company and former second vice chair of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. StoryCentric focuses on the business, technology and art of interactive storytelling, and highlights new technologies and other industry developments that have the...
    March 21, 2011 - 10:18pm
  • [itvt] Interview: Monster Media's Oscar 2011 Project by itvt Earlier this month (see the article published on itvt.com, February 2nd), [itvt] reported that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had tapped Monster Media to build and install an Oscar-themed interactive sidewalk display at 1333 Broadway in New York City. The display features nine linked 46-inch LCD screens...
    February 22, 2011 - 10:37am
  • Shalini Govil-Pai, Group Manager for YouTube and TV at Google by itvt In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Shalini Govil-Pai, group manager, partner technologies and strategy for YouTube and TV at Google, discusses the business behind the emerging phenomenon of YouTube stars, including how Google supports those stars behind the scenes and...
    February 22, 2011 - 10:38am
  • "Better Left Unsaid," a play that ran in New York's Center Stage theater, January 28th through February 6th, offered a paid live stream on the Internet (note: the live stream was priced on a sliding scale from $2.00-$18.00). The streaming version of the play was composed from footage from several cameras, which was edited in real time using NewTek's TriCaster portable live...
    February 14, 2011 - 1:49am
  • [itvt] is pleased to present an of "AUDIO RECORDING "The Buyers and Sellers of Interactive TV Advertising," a session at TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010). The panelists for the session were: --Matt Bayer, supervisor, national broadcast, Carat --Mike Bologna, director of emerging communications, GroupM --Keith Kazerman, VP of sales, DirecTV --Chris Pizzurro, principal, Leap Media Group (...
    January 25, 2011 - 1:58am
  • [itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDING of "Interactive TV Advertising: Local Implementations, National Implications," a session at TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010). The panelists for the session were: --Andy Addis, SVP of marketing and business development, Ensequence --Andrew Capone, SVP of marketing and business development, NCC Media --Dan Hassan, CEO, BackChannelMedia --...
    January 25, 2011 - 1:56am
  • Leap Media Group, a digital media agency that offers media planning, creative, research and other services to advertising agencies looking to develop interactive TV campaigns for their clients, will today (Monday) announce the beta release of its AdYield.tv software (http://www.adyield.tv). The company bills the new offering as empowering advertisers to plan and buy advanced TV advertising (...
    January 24, 2011 - 1:08am
  • [itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDING of "Tcommerce: Transforming the Economics of Television," a session at TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010). The panelists for the session were:* Elizabeth Braiman, manager of distribution development, A&E Television Networks* Bill Brand, EVP of programming, marketing and business development, HSN * Ellen Dudar, chief product officer,...
    January 11, 2011 - 1:17am
  • [itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDING of "Tcommerce: Lessons from the Field," a session at TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010). The panelists for the session were:* James Capps, VP of engineering, Comcast Media Center* Steve Donohue, Light Reading Cable (moderator)* Michael Huegel, CEO, icueTV* Jeff Walker, VP of marketing, Cedar Point CommunicationsThe session was described in the...
    January 11, 2011 - 12:39am
  • [itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDING of "Pay TV Embraces IP and the Cloud," a session at TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010). The panelists for the session were:* Braxton Jarratt, CEO of Clearleap* Craig Leddy, principal of Interactive TV Works (moderator)* Tara Maitra, VP and general manager of content services and advertising sales at TiVo* Paul Ranger, sales and marketing...
    January 10, 2011 - 5:02pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDING of "Cable, CE and Content: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing TV Ecosystem," a keynote fireside session from TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010). The panelists for the session were: * Jason Klarman, president of Oxygen Media* Paul Liao, president and CEO of CableLabs* John R. Quain of the New York Times (moderator)* Gary Shapiro, president...
    January 10, 2011 - 1:57am
  • In this RECORDED EPISODE of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [I]tvt," Corey Ferengul, EVP of product management and marketing at digital entertainment technology provider, Rovi, discusses the company's recent announcement that it will acquire digital media delivery infrastructure company, Sonic Solutions, for approximately $720 million (see the article published on itvt.com, January 3rd).
    January 7, 2011 - 2:04am
  • [itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDING of "The Recursive Ménage à Trois: Data, Targeting and Messaging," a panel session at TVOT NYC Intensive.The panelists for the session were: Seth Haberman, CEO, Visible World (moderator) Lawrence Kimmel, CEO, Direct Marketing Association Dave Morgan, CEO, Simulmedia Bruce Nelson, vice chairman, Omnicom Group William Nowacki, managing partner and...
    December 15, 2010 - 6:03pm
  • [itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDING of "The State of Cable Interactive TV," the opening panel session at TVOT NYC Intensive.The panelists for the session were:--Chris Faw, SVP of operations, Time Warner Cable Media Sales--Mark Hess, SVP of video business and product development, Comcast--Arthur Orduna, CTO, Canoe Ventures--Tracy Swedlow, editor-in-chief, [itvt] (moderator)The session...
    December 14, 2010 - 6:54am
  • In this RECORDED EPISODE of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Steve Greenberg, founder and CEO of S-Curve Records (the record label responsible for "Who Let the Dogs Out," and "Stacy's Mom"), discusses the recently released interactive music video for S-Curve artist Andy Grammer's single, "Keep Your Head Up." The video, which is distributed through Vevo, is powered by technology from...
    December 7, 2010 - 11:53pm
  • Earlier this week, interactive TV company, FourthWall Media (formerly BIAP), announced that it has teamed with online payments specialist, PayPal, on a solution "to bring safe and easy payments to TV." According to the company, the solution will enable cable operators to deploy applications on their EBIF platforms that allow viewers to access their PayPal digital wallets for tcommerce payment....
    September 30, 2010 - 12:10am
  • At the CableLabs Summer Conference Innovation Showcase earlier this month (see the article published on itvt.com, August 18th), interactive TV software specialist, Alticast (whose areas of expertise include DVB-MHP, OCAP/tru2way, EBIF, IPTV and mobile TV), unveiled its AltiConnect Social Media platform, which it says lets pay-TV subscribers interact with sponsored Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare...
    September 3, 2010 - 12:12pm
  • The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recently announced that Showtime Networks' high-definition EBIF-based "Showtime Sports Interactive" application will receive an Engineering Plaque--an award that honors "those achievements that exhibit a high level of engineering and are important to the progress of the industry"--at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards (see the article...
    August 26, 2010 - 11:20pm
  • Coincident TV--a San Francisco-based start-up which earlier this year launched its "hypervideo" software suite, which it says combines online video, social media, Web links and commerce into a single immersive experience (see the article published on itvt.com, April 13th)--recently received an Interactive Media Emmy nomination for the "Glee Superfan Experience," an interactive video player it...
    July 20, 2010 - 1:07am
  •           In this RECORDED EPISODE of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Dustin Callif, head of digital content at Los Angeles-based interactive production company, Tool of North America, discusses "Touching Stories," a free application for the Apple iPad that Tool developed in partnership with creative agency, Domani Studios.The application contains four...
    July 14, 2010 - 10:00pm
  • The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) on Thursday announced the nominees for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media. A list of the nominees can be seen here.Following the announcement of the nominees, Geoff Katz, co-governor of the IMPG, and Suzanne Stefanac, who leads the IMPG Awards Working Group,...
    July 29, 2010 - 11:56pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Chris Pizzurro, co-founder and principal of Leap Media Group, a digital media agency that offers media planning, creative, research and other services to advertising agencies looking to develop interactive TV campaigns for their clients, discusses Leap Media's origins, the kinds of clients it serves, how well advertising...
    June 28, 2010 - 8:12pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Mike Pohl, CEO of Jinni--a company that has developed a semantic search-and-recommendation engine which it bills as being based on "content genetics and user psychographics" and as enabling what it calls "mood-based" searches (note: the company has announced integration partnerships with OpenTV and SeaChange International...
    July 1, 2010 - 5:36pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Mark Garner, SVP of distribution, marketing and business development at A&E Television Networks, discusses that company's interactive TV plans for its various networks (including A&E, History and Lifetime), its tcommerce partnership with Delivery Agent, his views on OTT platforms, ranging from Google TV to the...
    July 1, 2010 - 5:36pm
  • Ellen Dudar, co-founder and chief product officer of FourthWall Media (the interactive TV technology company formerly known as BIAP), has authored a short white paper that provides some skeptical analysis of Google's recently launched Google TV platform and its projected consumer adoption (note: for more on Google TV, see the article published on itvt.com, May 24th). To view a .pdf of the white...
    May 26, 2010 - 12:06am
  • Earlier this month (see the article published on itvt.com, May 5th), [itvt] reported that high-profile interactive TV advertising industry figure, Tim Hanlon, had joined Catalyst S+F, a company which bills itself as specializing in "providing mission-critical advice and execution to innovation-oriented start-ups, brands and investors," as a partner. According to the company, Hanlon, who was...
    May 20, 2010 - 8:40pm
  • Earlier this week (see the article published on itvt.com, May 12th), Delivery Agent, a company that specializes in developing what it calls "shopping-enabled" entertainment (i.e. ecommerce marketplaces) for entertainment/media companies (note: it claims to have developed such services for over 200 major entertainment properties, including broadcast networks ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox, as well as...
    May 14, 2010 - 8:12am
  • In this video interview, which was recorded last month during the San Francisco leg of Panasonic's "Touch the Future" tour (which promoted the company's Viera Cast OTT platform), Bob Perry, SVP of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, provides an overview of Panasonic's connected TV and 3D TV product strategy. Topics discussed include Panasonic's product priorities; third-party service...
    May 4, 2010 - 9:03pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," the inventor of YouTube Annotations (i.e. the technology that allows YouTube users to create interactive videos, such as the Chad, Matt & Rob "Interactive Adventures" profiled in an interview published on itvt.com, March 25th), Google engineer Michael Fink, discusses the technology, its origins, the innovative...
    April 27, 2010 - 8:48am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," David Del Beccaro, founder, president and CEO of multiplatform music programmer, Music Choice, discusses the company's new interactive TV network, SWRV. Topics covered include the technology infrastructure that drives the network's interactivity, its line-up of interactive programs, Music Choice's strategy and roadmap for the...
    April 16, 2010 - 12:22am
  • [itvt] is pleased to share with our readers a selection of nine video interviews with influential TV of Tomorrow Show 2010 speakers and attendees. In these brief segments, some of the brightest lights in our community share their thoughts on industry trends and explain why they attend TVOT 2010. We are also making available an overview video of TVOT 2010, as well as lighting designer Amy Heiden's...
    April 6, 2010 - 12:55am
  • Chad, Matt & Rob--Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Rob Polonsky--are a group of Los Angeles-based filmmakers who have risen to prominence as a result of a series of interactive comedic shorts they have created, using YouTube's Annotations feature. Their videos--which are influenced by Bantam Books' classic series of "Choose Your Own Adventure" children's gamebooks--include "The...
    March 26, 2010 - 3:14am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Braxton Jarratt, co-founder and CEO of Clearleap, an Atlanta-based company which offers a technology platform for bringing Internet-sourced video content to television sets, discusses his company's cloud-based approach to on-demand and interactive TV; its recently announced project with FourthWall which saw the companies...
    February 8, 2010 - 2:30am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," the Ladies of ITV--Leslie Ellis, principal of Translation-Please.com, columnist at Multichannel News and senior technology advisor to CTAM; Rebecca Rusk Lim, senior director of advanced services at Starz; and Stephanie Otto, co-founder and CEO of Brainstorm communications--look back at the past year in interactive TV and...
    January 8, 2010 - 12:43pm
  • Earlier this week (see the article published on itvt.com, November 24th), [itvt] reported on how the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (note: generally known as Calit2, the institute is jointly run by the University of California, San Diego and the University of California, Berkeley) is using JVC's GD-463D10U 46-inch 3D HD LCD monitors as part of its new 3D...
    December 2, 2009 - 1:50am
  • This week saw the launch of Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm and "instant-on" HD video from Zune on Microsoft's Xbox Live service, as well as the premiere of the second season of the service's avatar-driven interactive TV game show, "1 vs. 100 Live" (see the articles published on itvt.com, November 10th and 16th). In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Xbox Live general...
    November 23, 2009 - 1:47am
  • Earlier this week, Sezmi, a company that has developed a set-top box-based offering which it bills as "combining traditional TV content, movies and Internet video in a single, easy-to-use product and service," announced that it had secured $25 million in new funding and had launched a three-month public pilot in Los Angeles, in preparation for a nationwide launch next year. In this recorded...
    November 20, 2009 - 9:22am
  • Interactive TV authoring solutions provider, Ensequence, recently announced that it had secured an additional $20 million in funding, and that it had appointed Peter Low, who was formerly president and COO, as president and CEO (see the article published on itvt.com, September 21st). In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Low discusses his new role at Ensequence,...
    November 17, 2009 - 1:11am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s newly renamed talk radio show, "Radio [i]tvt," Robert Hayes, SVP and general manager of digital media at Showtime Networks, and Andre Sala, the company's manager of digital content distribution, discuss Showtime's various interactive digital media initiatives, including new interactive video games it has created for the shows, "Dexter" and "Californication,"...
    November 5, 2009 - 11:40pm
  • Los Angeles-based ConciseClick recently developed an interactive video commerce service for toymaker Mattel's new http://www.MattelShop.com site. The company's rollover-and-click technology provides viewers of videos on the site with descriptions, pricing information, and the ability to immediately drop featured products into a shopping cart. In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s newly renamed...
    November 5, 2009 - 10:43pm
  • Earlier this week (see the article published on itvt.com, October 29th), 180Squared--a company best known for providing software and integration services for Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform--announced that SureWest Communications and Reservation Telephone Cooperative (RTC) had selected its v.Allegro solution set in order to plan, integrate and launch their implementations of the Mediaroom...
    November 3, 2009 - 10:56am
  • Earlier this week (see the article published on itvt.com, October 28th), New York-area MSO, Cablevision, announced the launch of iO TV Quick View, an interactive TV service consisting of three channels--devoted to children's, sports and news content respectively--each of which features a nine-channel multiscreen mosaic. The service--which is billed as providing comprehensive one-stop access to...
    October 30, 2009 - 12:22am
  • Earlier this month, UK high-street retailer, Marks & Spencer, announced that its interactive broadband video service, Marks & Spencer TV, had delivered over a million minutes of video in the six months since its launch. The service is based on a bespoke video player from full service video agency, Adjust Your Set, which has hosted around 200 "films" (including interviews with such...
    October 26, 2009 - 1:57am
  • Earlier this week (see the article published on itvt.com, October 13th), advanced advertising technology provider, BlackArrow, announced that its VOD ad insertion platform has gone live with Comcast in Jacksonville, Florida. According to the company, whereas ads have traditionally been inserted into VOD programs several weeks in advance of those programs being made available on an operator's VOD...
    October 15, 2009 - 10:16pm
  • Eric Gould Bear is president and CEO of MONKEYmedia, a company which holds a portfolio of patents that it says include "claims directed towards telescopic video-on-demand (VOD) and other enhanced viewing experiences," and that it claims "are essential to the practice of various industry-governed standards such as DVD-Video, Blu-ray and tru2way (e.g. Enhanced TV & SCTE-130)." The company has...
    October 9, 2009 - 12:35am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Stuart Waite (right), head of interactive media at Alcatel-Lucent, and Mark Janes (below), the director of business development and marketing for the company's Digital Media and Advertising Product division, provide an in-depth update on Alcatel-Lucent's activities in the interactive TV space....
    October 3, 2009 - 1:55pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," David Burch, director of marketing at TubeMogul, a company that provides an analytics and syndication service for broadband video, provides an overview of that company and the space in which it operates. Topics discussed include the services TubeMogul offers, its various partners and customers,...
    August 26, 2009 - 11:48pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Doug Knopper, co-founder and co-CEO of Freewheel.tv, a provider of solutions for managing broadband video ad inventory, provides an overview of his company and the space in which it operates. Topics discussed include the solutions and services offered by the company; how the company is evolving its...
    August 20, 2009 - 11:54pm
  • London-based iPhone application developer, acrossair, recently launched Nearest Tube, an augmented reality application for the iPhone 3GS that allows users to look through their phone's camera screen to determine where the nearest London Underground ("Tube") station is; the company has since then also rolled out versions of the application for New York's and the San Francisco Bay Area's...
    August 13, 2009 - 11:56pm
  • San Francisco-based start-up, Hand Eye Technologies, has developed a software platform, called Hand Eye Interactive Technology (HIT), which enables viewers to use their camera-equipped smartphones to interact with highlighted hotspot objects on the TV screen (note: according to the company, the technology works with almost any video display system, including projection displays and computer...
    August 13, 2009 - 11:47pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Jan Steenkamp, VP America at Irdeto, a company which he co-founded (among other things, his resume includes stints as president and CEO of OpenTV and as CEO of Entriq), provides an overview of that company and the space in which it operates. Topics covered include the company's content management...
    August 7, 2009 - 8:24am
  • Last month (see article published on itvt.com, July 13th), [itvt] reported that the BBC is teaming with World Wide Web inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, on a four-part documentary series, provisionally entitled "Digital Revolution," which it says will mark the 20th anniversary of the Web's invention by taking an "open source approach to its production process." The series' production team is giving Web...
    August 7, 2009 - 2:03am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Sam Pemberton, CEO of Softel, a company best known to [itvt] readers for its MediaSphere interactive TV playout solutions (it also offers solutions for subtitling and captioning, audio description, ancillary data processing, teletext and more), updates us on his company's recent activities and...
    July 31, 2009 - 1:44am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Ian Blaine, founder and CEO of Comcast-owned white-label video management and publishing company, thePlatform, provides an in-depth overview of his company and the space in which it operates. Topics covered include the company's business model; new features that it has been adding to its platform;...
    July 31, 2009 - 1:13am
  • BBC Managing Editor, TV Platforms, John Denton
    In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," the BBC's managing editor of TV platforms, John Denton, provides a comprehensive overview of the corporation's BBC Red Button interactive TV service, which is available on all the UK's major digital TV platforms. Topics covered include red-button interactive TV projects that Denton and his team are...
    July 23, 2009 - 11:29pm
  • Dutch mobile technology provider, SPRXmobile, recently announced that it is opening up its mobile augmented reality browser, Layar, which it launched just last month, to developers. The browser, which will initially be available free-of-charge in the Netherlands for handsets running the Android operating system, displays real-time digital information on top of a mobile phone's camera screen--...
    July 17, 2009 - 12:45am
  • Macrovision--the company which last year acquired the US's dominant EPG developer, Gemstar-TV Guide--officially changed its name to Rovi, Thursday, and launched its new brand positioning and visual identity. It also launched a new digital media guide, code-named "Liquid," that is targeted at consumer electronics manufacturers and that it bills as expanding on its traditional EPG products by...
    July 16, 2009 - 11:38pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Anup Murarka, an interactive TV industry veteran who is currently director of technology strategy and partner development for the Flash Platform at Adobe Systems, discusses the emerging connected-TV and over-the-top markets and more. Topics covered include the Open Screen Project, an Adobe-...
    July 16, 2009 - 11:35pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Lawrence Brickman, founder and managing partner of CloverLeaf Digital, a Brooklyn-based interactive TV applications developer that specializes in building and managing localized "walled-garden" services, targeted primarily at smaller IPTV operators, provides an in-depth overview of his company and...
    July 16, 2009 - 11:14pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," the executive who heads up Google TV Ads, director of product management Keval Desai, provides an in-depth overview of Google's ongoing efforts in the TV advertising space. Topics discussed include why Google decided to move into TV advertising; the company's deployment with DISH Network and its...
    July 9, 2009 - 11:51pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Eddie Young, CEO of data mining and business analysis company, ThinkAnalytics, and the company's CTO, Pete Docherty, provide an overview of their company and explain how its data mining technology and expertise is now being used to generate programming recommendations. To listen to the interview,...
    July 9, 2009 - 11:45pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Patrick Koppula, CEO of social TV specialist, ffwd, discusses his company and its latest offering: Twitmatic, a service which the company originally launched at The TV of Tomorrow Show in March and which allows users to search for videos currently being shared via microblogging service, Twitter (...
    July 6, 2009 - 11:57pm
  • Earlier this month, telecommunications equipment giant, Cisco Systems, announced the results of its annual Visual Networking Index Forecast, a study that it has designed in order to estimate global Internet Protocol (IP) traffic growth. Among other things, the study found that global IP traffic will increase fivefold from 2008 to 2013; that, by 2013, the sum of all forms of video (TV, VOD,...
    June 25, 2009 - 12:22pm
  • beeTV, a Milan-based company that offers a platform which it says allows viewers to choose the TV shows they want to watch by presenting them with a "personal content channel," recently announced that it had completed a Series B funding round that saw it raise $8 million (see the article published on itvt.com, June 3rd). In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow...
    September 30, 2009 - 10:08am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Vic Odryna, CEO of over-the-top-TV specialist, ZeeVee, provides an overview of his company and its strategy. Topics covered include ZeeVee's hardware and software offerings and the respective roles they play in its business model; the company's product roadmap; its partnership with CEDIA; how it...
    June 11, 2009 - 11:56pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Dan Mechem, founder and CEO of TheGloomers.com, discusses his new, interactive, social, animated broadband video series, "The Gloomers," which portrays the comic adventures of a family of eternally pessimistic cartoon characters. The series' interactive elements include a social network where...
    June 9, 2009 - 3:04am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Ed Skolarus, VP of business and operations at Fox Reality, discusses the ActiveVideo Networks-powered interactive TV channel that the broadcaster recently launched on Oceanic Time Warner Cable in Hawaii. Topics covered include the process of using the ActiveVideo platform to set up the new channel...
    June 8, 2009 - 9:43am
  • [itvt] recently published a story on our new daily news Web site about an interactive music video for the song, "I've Seen Enough," from the indie-rock band, Cold War Kids. The video, which is available exclusively on MTVMusic.com, was specifically designed to be presented online in parallel parts, so that it can be remixed by viewers. It presents viewers with separate video images of the band's...
    June 2, 2009 - 1:09am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Tim Twerdahl, VP of consumer products at over-the-top-TV company, Roku, provides an overview of the company and the space in which it operates. Topics covered include the company's plans to offer a service called the Roku Development Kit (RDK) that will allow people to create their own channels...
    June 1, 2009 - 3:31pm
  • ActiveVideo Networks and Avinity Systems
    At the ANGA Cable show in Cologne, Tuesday, ActiveVideo Networks announced that it has reached an agreement to buy Avinity Systems, a smaller Dutch company whose platform offers similar capabilities to ActiveVideo's own--though through technologies which ActiveVideo claims are largely "complementary" rather than duplicative. ActiveVideo is billing the acquisition as "bringing together the two...
    May 27, 2009 - 3:15am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Jacqueline Corbelli, founder and CEO of interactive TV advertising company, Brightline iTV Marketing Specialists, discusses her company and the various interactive TV advertising campaigns it has developed, and also provides an overview of the ITV advertising space in general. Topics discussed...
    May 26, 2009 - 9:42am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Jeff Bonin, VP and general manager of MHP and OCAP/tru2way specialist, Alticast, and Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, the company's SVP of business development and the managing director of its Alticast GmbH arm, provide an overview of the company and its offerings and discuss the current state and future...
    May 20, 2009 - 12:35am
  • Mogulus, a New York-based company which offers a platform that enables amateurs and professionals to produce and distribute live TV on the Internet (note: the company, which offers "Free" and "Pro" versions of its platform, bills the platform as offering, among other things, the ability to mix multiple live cameras, imported video clips and overlay graphics, and as allowing producers to broadcast...
    May 21, 2009 - 8:26pm
  • Roger Demuth, Ensequence
    Earlier this week, [itvt] reported on our new Web site's daily news service that Portland, Oregon-based interactive TV authoring solutions provider, Ensequence, had announced that it had been chosen by Welsh-language broadcaster, S4C, to create and deploy interactive TV services for the UK's Freeview free-to-air digital terrestrial and Sky pay-TV digital satellite platforms. The first fruit of...
    May 14, 2009 - 2:40am
  • [itvt] is pleased to present, free of charge, full video coverage of this highly praised Q&A session from the TV of Tomorrow Show 2009 between Arthur Orduna, CTO of Canoe Ventures (formerly Project Canoe), and Leslie Ellis, author of the popular column, "Translation Please." Orduna provides an in-depth overview of the who, what, where, when, why and how of the cable-backed advanced...
    May 7, 2009 - 8:16pm
  • Seth Haberman, CEO, Visible World
    In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Seth Haberman, founder and CEO of addressable advertising specialist, Visible World, provides an in-depth overview of the addressable advertising space and his company's place in it. Topics discussed include the definition of addressable advertising; how addressable advertising will change the...
    April 28, 2009 - 12:45am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Scott Broomfield, co-founder and CEO of interactive video "hotspotting" specialist, Veeple, provides an overview of his company and of the space in which it operates. Topics discussed include why Broomfield decided to start the company; the various capabilities of Veeple's service, which include...
    April 22, 2009 - 1:18am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Craig Woerz, co-founder and managing partner of interactive TV advertising agency, Media Storm, provides an overview of that company's activities and strategy, as well as of the interactive TV advertising space in general. Topics covered include the company's core competencies and clients; recent...
    April 21, 2009 - 12:54am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Zodiac Interactive's new CEO, Brandon Brown, and the company's founder and COO, Alex Libkind, provide an extensive update on Zodiac's recent activities and on its goals for the coming year. Topics discussed include the reasons behind Brown's appointment as CEO; what he hopes to achieve in his new...
    April 21, 2009 - 12:56am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Corey Ferengul, EVP of product management and marketing at Macrovision, provides an overview of that company's products and strategy. Topics covered include the company's various guidance products, including its new "Neon" EPG, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...
    April 20, 2009 - 9:42pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Avner Ronen, CEO of Boxee, discusses his company and the emerging over-the-top-TV space in general. Topics covered include Boxee's recently unveiled API and its new iPhone application; the company's business model and revenue- generating strategy; its positioning vis-à-vis other over-the-top...
    April 20, 2009 - 9:42pm
  • Rebecca Rusk Lim
    In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Rebecca Rusk Lim, senior director of advanced services at Starz (and a recipient of a 2009 [itvt] Award for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television), discusses the company's new, EBIF-based "Enteract Now" application, which debuted at the NCTA Cable Show last week and which allows...
    April 20, 2009 - 9:43pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Marque Cornblatt, producer of "Gomi Style," an on-demand "DIY eco-lifestyle" series available on YouTube (where it has received over a million views to date), discusses the challenges faced by independent producers in securing distribution for original broadband programming, and explains how he...
    April 2, 2009 - 12:28am
  • James Brickmeier
    Concurrent, a company best known for its VOD solutions, recently announced a new, multiplatform product strategy, which it says will see it delivering "end-to-end multi-screen video software solutions"--i.e. video solutions for PC's and mobile devices, as well as televisions. In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," James Brickmeier,...
    April 20, 2009 - 9:43pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Mike Ryan, who recently left interactive TV software provider, TVWorks, to found a company called A Different Engine, that will specialize in EBIF and tru2way application development, provides listeners with an overview of his new company, and shares his thoughts on the current state of EBIF,...
    March 30, 2009 - 8:10pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Mitch Berman, CEO of studio-backed broadband TV start-up, Zillion TV, provides listeners with an overview of that company, its services and its strategy. Topics discussed include Zillion TV's offerings and business model; the company's content strategy and partners (which include Disney and NBC);...
    March 26, 2009 - 9:44pm
  •   In this recorded episode of [itvt]’s talk radio show, “The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow,” Kevin Chou, founder and CEO of Watercooler–a company which operates a network of online fan communities around TV shows and sports (note: the company claims those communities have attracted 36 million users to date), and whose properties include applications for...
    March 23, 2009 - 5:26pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]’s talk radio show, “The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow,” Tracey Scheppach, SVP and video innovation director at Starcom USA, provides an overview of the issues that new video technologies are presenting for the advertising industry. Topics discussed include addressable advertising, its strengths and limitations, and how it is likely to...
    March 26, 2009 - 9:46pm
  • Dan Hassan
    In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Dan Hassan, chairman and co-CEO of Boston-based Backchannelmedia--a company that has developed a patent-pending technology which it bills as allowing viewers to easily interact with TV ads and programs by using their remotes to bookmark interesting content and advertiser offers to a personal Web...
    February 14, 2009 - 3:55pm
  • At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, DVR vendor/service provider, TiVo, unveiled a redesigned version of its platform's search functionality. According to the company, the new TiVo Search offers improved search results; enables users to discover "millions of pieces" of on-demand broadband video from such sources as YouTube and Amazon Video on Demand; takes...
    March 7, 2009 - 5:12pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Howard Fiderer, VP of product line management at Invidi Technologies, provides an overview of the company's newly launched ADS4EBIF addressable advertising system for ETV/EBIF, as well as an overview of its flagship Advatar addressable advertising platform; outlines the challenges of working with...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • Las Vegas-based iStreamPlanet was recently tapped by Microsoft and the Presidential Inaugural Committee to help enable live and on-demand video streaming of President Obama’s inauguration on the Committee’s Web site. The project saw the company collaborating with Microsoft to develop a media player experience that was powered by Microsoft Silverlight. In this recorded episode of [...
    March 7, 2009 - 12:03am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]’s talk radio show, “The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow,” Howard Fiderer, VP of product line management at Invidi Technologies, provides an overview of the company’s newly launched ADS4EBIF addressable advertising system for ETV/EBIF, as well as an overview of its flagship Advatar addressable advertising platform; outlines the...
    March 7, 2009 - 5:04pm
  • In this episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Steve Hawley, principal analyst at [itvt]'s new IPTV and interactive TV research and analysis service, IIP, discusses the service's various offerings, which include research papers, consulting, access to industry databases, and marketing benefits. In addition to pitching the new service, Hawley, who is...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," a panel of experts--industry analyst, Leslie Ellis (author of the column, "Translation Please"); Seth Haberman, CEO of Visible World; Steve Hawley, principal at tvstrategies and at [itvt]'s new research arm, IIP; Will Kreth, director of product management for interactive TV at Time Warner Cable;...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • itaas, an Atlanta-based company that provides a range of development, integration and testing services for interactive TV, says it has added four new members to its istart Enhanced TV (ETV) Developer Program: Alcatel-Lucent, iCueTV, Integra5, a nd Tellytopia, all of which are, of course, developing applications based on the US cable industry's ETV/EBIF standard. According to itaas, the istart ETV...
    March 8, 2009 - 10:58pm
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]’s talk radio show, “The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow,” Richard Burrell (bio), director of media operations at QVC UK; Dan Gardner (bio), founder and lead interaction designer at Code and Theory; Terry Green (bio), senior designer at TVWorks and partner at twenty2product; Sam Pemberton (bio), CEO of the Softel Group; and Paula Suthern (bio), SVP of...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • Vidiom's David Housman
    In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," David Housman, general manager of OCAP/tru2way specialist, Vidiom Systems, discusses the company's new focus, following its amicable split with its founder and former CEO, Tim Wahlers (who has established a new company, enableTV, from parts of Vidiom's professional services business--see [itvt]...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • Bill Sheppard, Sun Microsystems
    [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow recently interviewed Bill Sheppard, chief digital media officer of the Client Software Group at Sun Microsystems. Audio of the interview is below, followed by a transcript that has been slightly edited for length. Sheppard explains why Sun is bullish on tru2way; provides an overview of the new JavaFX language and its significance to the interactive and broadband TV...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
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    In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Maha Ibrahim, general partner at venture capital firm, Canaan Partners, discusses her company's investment strategy. Among other things, she explains why Canaan is interested in early-stage HD broadband video providers; outlines the criteria that guide the company's investment decisions; and...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
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    This issue contains back-to-back recorded episodes of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," devoted to the latest crop of interactive media prototypes from the American Film Institute Digital Content Lab, and to the AFI DigiFest 2008 event that the Digital Content Lab organized earlier this month in Los Angeles. Topics discussed include "Warped Roadie," "The...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow caught up with David Verklin, CEO of Canoe Ventures--the company that is implementing Project Canoe, the US cable industry's initiative to create a national unified platform for interactive and addressable advertising--at the NewTeeVee Conference in San Francisco last week. Audio of the interview is below, followed by an unedited transcript of the interview, as well as...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
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    In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Tom Pratt, VP of programming and product development at The Weather Channel, discusses the channel's interactive TV offerings and strategy. Topics covered include why The Weather Channel views implementing interactive TV as a high priority; the channel's commitment to ETV/EBIF and OCAP/tru2way;...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • Sefy Ariely, VP of sales and marketing at IPTV middleware and applications provider, Orca Interactive, discusses some of the company's newest offerings. They include an end-to-end hybrid solution for delivering TV over the open Internet, social TV applications, and a personalization capability that makes use of fingerprint-recognition technology. Ariely also discusses Orca's new deployment in...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Comcast Media Center (CMC) COO, Gary Traver, and Homer Gonzalez III, product manager for CMC’s HITS AxIS offering (note: the latter, whose name stands for "Headend in the Sky Advanced Interactive Services," is a centralized platform that operates on the National Authorization System and that is...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • Earlier this week, Plano, Texas-based interactive TV technology provider, BIAP, announced that it has signed a five-year license agreement with Time Warner Cable that will see the latter using BIAP's ETV User Agent in its advanced advertising platform. According to the companies, the BIAP software will enable Time Warner Cable digital set-top boxes to run EBIF applications created by the operator...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • San Francisco-based start-up, iWidgets, recently unveiled its flagship iWidgets Social Syndication Platform and announced that CBS Interactive had signed up as the platform's first customer. The platform allows end-users to watch clips of CBS television shows directly within popular social networks and to interact with other viewers through such features as content-sharing, polls, ratings and...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • In this recorded episode of [itvt]’s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Dean Denhart, president and CEO of BlackArrow, a company that specializes in targeted advertising management technologies for on-demand platforms (note: among other things, the company recently announced that it had raised $20 million in new funding and that it had integrated its ad-management...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
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    In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Perry Wu, co-founder and CEO of BitGravity, and Angelo Fernando, communications and outreach manager at Arizona State University, discuss the new Decision Theater at ASU, which incorporates video, interactivity, graphics, and dynamic data, all enabled by BitGravity's suite of services and...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • Earlier this month, interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS, released the results of the "NDS DVR Report," an international survey it commissioned of over 1,000 DVR owners. In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Steve Tranter, VP of broadband and interactive delivery for NDS Americas, discusses the survey (which,...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • At its annual Creative Arts awards ceremony in Los Angeles last Saturday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media. This year, the awards recognized creative achievement in two areas of interactive media endeavor: Fiction and Nonfiction: The winner of the 2008 Primetime Emmy...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • ActiveVideo Networks (formerly ICTV) recently appointed interactive TV pioneer, John Callahan, as its CTO. Callahan previously spent 15 years at Time Warner Cable, where he was involved in many of the operator's interactive TV and VOD initiatives, and where he served most recently as SVP of software engineering for its Advanced Technology Group. He was a significant contributor to the creation...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • A roundtable comprised of some of the most high-profile designers and design experts in the interactive TV industry--Patrick Donoghue, SVP of strategic product development at Cablevision; John Gilles, VP of media and entertainment at Method; Terry Green, principal of twenty2product; Dale Herigstad, chief creative officer at Schematic; Stephanie Otto, CEO of Brainstorm Communications; David...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • Ben Bennett was named CEO of OpenTV in March, after serving as the company's COO and acting CEO since August, 2007 (he has been at OpenTV since March, 2000). He recently spoke to [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow about the three-phase strategy he is implementing, which, among other things, has seen OpenTV jettisoning a number of peripheral businesses in order to focus on its core middleware and advanced...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco last week, Yahoo! and Intel announced plans to launch the Widget Channel, an application framework which they say will allow operators, content providers, advertisers and others to develop Internet-based mini-applications, dubbed "TV Widgets," for broadband-connected TV's and other consumer electronics devices,using Web standards and tools such as...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
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    In this recorded interview, members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group Primetime Emmy Awards Committee--Sanjit Das (ABC), Geoff Katz (Code and Theory), Marcelino Ford-Livene (Intel), Suzanne Stefanac (American Film Institute), and Marcia Zellers (Vendaloo)--discuss the finalists for the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
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    Bill Bradford's responsibilities at Fox Broadcasting include leading the broadcaster's broadband TV strategy. He recently spoke to [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow about the thinking behind that strategy, which sees Fox distributing its programming through a wide range of online venues; about the broadcaster's plans to implement new broadband TV advertising formats; about the ways in which broadband TV is...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • TomMorgan-2008.jpg
    In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Tom Morgan, chief strategy officer of Move Networks (clients include ABC, Discovery and Fox), provides an overview of that company's technology and strategy; explains why it sees itself as a company that delivers digital television rather than broadband TV; discusses its interest in working with...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • Alex Magoun
      In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Alex Magoun, director of the David Sarnoff Library, discusses David Sarnoff's legacy; outlines parallels between the early development of television and the development of interactive TV today; describes the David Sarnoff Library's work; discusses Sarnoff's and Philo Farnsworth's respective...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • SangitaVerma-2008.jpg
    In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Sangita Verma, co-founder and CEO of TAG Networks--a company that has developed a games-on-demand service, called TAG, that integrates with existing VOD infrastructures and supports community features and multi-device interaction--discusses the company's trial deployment of the service with Time...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
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      HSN Shop by Remote, which is accessed directly from HSN's flagship television channel, is currently the only live ITV shopping application deployed in the US. Like the original version, which was developed by Tandberg Television (then GoldPocket), the new version will enable viewers to make purchases directly with their remote control. "HSN's 'Shop by Remote' is revolutionizing television,"...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
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      In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Steven Roberts, SVP of new media and business development at DirecTV, and Tyler Slocum, the company's senior director of ITV and DVR services, provide an update on DirecTV's interactive TV offerings. Topics discussed include usage statistics for DirecTV's various ITV services, the company's ITV...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
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      At the NCTA Cable Show in New Orleans last month, itaas--a company which, among other things, operates developer programs,under the brand "istart," for Time Warner Cable's Mystro Digital Navigator (MDN) and OCAP Digital Navigator (ODN) platforms and for Cisco's SARA/PowerTV and OCAP Axiom platforms--announcedthat it has been tapped by TVWorks--a joint venture between Comcastand Cox whose...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
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      In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Michael Finn, VP of advertising sales at DISH Network, and Scott Higgins, the company's director of interactive programming, discuss DISH's new interactive TV advertising deal with NBC Universal, and the company's plans to make increasing use of the DVR hard drive for its interactive TV offerings...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
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    As VP and general manager of content services at TiVo, Tara Maitra is in charge of the company's broadband content strategy--which sees it aggregating a line-up of downloadable movies and programming through partnerships with Amazon and around 60 other content providers, and also enabling subscribers to its service to access video from the open Internet via a PC connected to their TiVo device....
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • MarkGoldenson-2008.jpg
    This recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," features Mark Goldenson, founder and CEO of PlayCafe.com, a company which streams live, free-to-play game shows that allow viewers to play along, chat with hosts and other players, form teams, contribute questions, and win prizes (note: earlier this week, Ken Jennings, the holder of the record for...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
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    In this recorded interview from [itvt]'s new talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Steve Shannon, EVP and general manager of product management at EPG developer, Gemstar-TV Guide, discusses, among other things, the company's EPG products and its product roadmap; new features that will be offered by its EPG's over the coming year; My TV Guide, its new suite of cross-...
    January 31, 2009 - 11:15am
  • Mickey Kalifa is managing director of UK-based interactive TV games company, PlayJam, which is a subsidiary of Liberty Media-owned ITV middleware and applications provider, OpenTV. He recently spoke to [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow about PlayJam's plans for the future, which include multiplayer gaming, "skill-with-prizes" games, international expansion, and more. [itvt]: Would it be fair to say that...
    August 26, 2009 - 9:37pm
  • This news blog sponsored by:  http://www.ibc.org  Akimbo Systems offers a subscription-based broadband programming service that features a wide array of mainstream and niche content, ranging from standard cable fare from such companies as National Geographic and Cartoon Network to videoblogs produced by amateurs. (Note: just yesterday, Akimbo announced that it has signed a deal with Major...
    August 26, 2009 - 9:37pm
  • In [itvt] Issue 6.12, we published an interview with Brian Baker, CEO of content-security company, Widevine, in which he warned telcos against using Microsoft TV's IPTV Edition end-to-end IPTV platform, and alleged that Microsoft TV is using that platform's free content-security component, in order to "gain complete control of the customer through a closed, proprietary system" and thus create an...
    August 26, 2009 - 9:37pm
  • Andrew Burke is CEO of BT Entertainment, a division of the UK's incumbent telco, BT, which recently announced that it would use Microsoft TV's IPTV Edition software to support a hybrid digital terrestrial/VOD service. He recently spoke to [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow about BT's decision to employ the Microsoft software, about the company's plans to make its programming available on the Microsoft Media...
    August 26, 2009 - 9:37pm