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Advanced-TV Industry Pioneer, Nick DeMartino, on the AFI Digital Content Lab

--Excerpted from the New Book, "Becoming AFI: 50 Years of the American Film Institute" Jean Picker Firstenberg and Nick DeMartino ITVT is pleased to present an excerpt from the new book, " Becoming AFI: 50 Years of the American Film Institute " by Jean Picker Firstenberg and James Hindman (with chapters contributed by a number of other experts and key figures in the AFI's history). The excerpt is from "AFI and the Digital World," a...

News Round-Up

--Amazon Launches "Disc+ On Demand" Promotion
--AFI Publishes Videos from its Annual DigiFest
--Oprah Winfrey's OWN in Multiplatform Partnership with Documentary Distributor
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Online retailer, Amazon.com , has launched a promotion called " Disc+ On Demand ," under which customers who purchase a title on DVD or Blu-ray disc are provided, at no additional charge, with instant on-demand access to a standard-definition version of that title. The on-demand version of the title is automatically added to customers' digital libraries. Currently,...

[itvt] Radio: Review of the AFI Digital Content Lab's AFI DigiFest 2008

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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 Fact Project," "Viewing Party" and the other AFI DCL prototypes that were showcased on...