Broadcasting

TVOT SF 2017 Keynote: Chris Ripley, President and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group

[itvt] is pleased to announce that we have updated the TV of Tomorrow Show 2017 Schedule of Sessions with more details about the Wednesday, June 28th keynote featuring Chris Ripley , President and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group , in conversation with Rick Howe , The iTV Doctor . We have also included this information below. The full TVOT 2017 Schedule of Sessions is available at: http://thetvoftomorrowshow.com/announcing-schedule-sessions-tv-tomorrow-show-2017 Purchase your TVOT 2017 tickets here: http://thetvoftomorrowshow.com/register-tvot
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CBS and the 4A's to Sponsor [itvt]'s TVOT NYC Intensive

[itvt] is pleased to announce that broadcast network, CBS , and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (the 4A's) , the national trade association of the advertising agency business, have signed on as sponsors of TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, New York City) , our new event devoted to the new national interactive TV platform and the rise of the ITV economy. They join a roster of sponsors that includes presenting sponsor, Canoe Ventures, as...

ABC Invites Facebook Fans of "Grey's Anatomy" to Select the New Season's Poster Art

ABC on Tuesday kicked off a promotion that will give Facebook fans of its long-running medical drama series, " Grey's Anatomy ," the opportunity to select the official poster art for the show's seventh season.

The broadcaster has uploaded six poster art images to the official "Grey's Anatomy" Facebook page ( http://facebook.com/greysanatomy ). Fans will now have until 9:00PM Eastern on Thursday, September 16th to cast their votes, and the poster image...

News Round-Up

--Germany's 7P Developing Interactive TV Widgets for Yahoo! Widget Engine
--Accenture Launches OTT TV Solution
--Amino in IPTV Set-Top Deal with CDE Lightband
--Brightcove Releases Version 4.1 of its Platform
--bwin Launches Social TV System
--Edgeware Appoints New CMO, EVP of Sales
--Fox Networks Names Julie Simon SVP of Advanced Services
--New IneoQuest Social TV Service Will Also Gather Feedback on Pay-TV QoS
--iStreamPlanet Integrates Silverlight Rough Cut Editor into its Video Workflow Automation Platform
--China's JENA to Integrate Qtv's Internet Media Player into its Connected TV's, STB's
--Netflix on Wii Now Available to All US Consumers
--Nordija Partners with
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Cologne-based Seven Principles (7P) has announced that it is developing interactive TV widgets as a development partner of Yahoo! Connected TV . The company says that it will launch a phone book widget later this quarter, which it says "allows a search by name and place as well as a reverse search using the phone...

New iTV Doctor Column Features Canoe's Orduna, FourthWall's Dudar and PMA's Seely

--Plus New Blog Posts, Including ActiveVideo's Villalpando on Comcast-NBCU
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column , The iTV Doctor Is In! This week, in the second part of a three-part series, Arthur Orduna , CTO of Canoe Ventures ; Bill Seely , principal of Practical Marketing Analytics ; and Ellen Dudar , chief product officer of FourthWall Media , project themselves into the future and attempt to answer the question: What was the single most significant factor...

New Interviews with Showtime Networks, ConciseClick

--Plus: A Day in the Life of...Softel CEO, Sam Pemberton
[itvt] has just published interviews 1) with Robert Hayes , SVP and general manager of digital media at premium programmer, Showtime Networks , and Andre Sala , the company's manager of digital content distribution; and 2) with Nick Alt , CEO of interactive video commerce specialist, ConciseClick . Hayes and Sala discuss Showtime's various interactive digital media initiatives, including new interactive video games it has created for the shows, " Dexter " and " Californication...

TiVo: Heavy Timeshifting of Early Primetime Shows Erodes Live Viewing During 10:00PM Timeslot

DVR vendor, TiVo, released new data from its StopWatch ratings service, Thursday, which it says show that primetime programming that aired on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in February during the 8:00PM and 9:00PM timeslots was much more likely to be viewed in timeshifted mode, compared to programming aired in the 10:00PM timeslot (note: the StopWatch service collects anonymous second-by-second audience research data from a passive sample of 100,000 TiVo boxes). According to the company,...