Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Kudelski, ADB, Lovefilm, Warner Bros, LVL Studio, mDialog, Brightcove, Metaio, NBC Sports, MobiTV, Marvell, MTV Movie Awards, Instagram, Facebook
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format.
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Fox, Watchwith, Shazam, Viggle, ConnecTV, Dijit, Dish Hopper, HBO, Hillcrest Labs, Hub TV Network, IAB, LG, ST-Ericsson, Metaio, Minerva Networks
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Deluxe Entertainment Services, Digisoft.tv, KnowHow Movies, EIDR, CableLabs, Google TV, Imagine Communications, Innovative Systems, metaio
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (December 10th in New York City), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format:
Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): GlobeCast, itsmy, Jackson Fish Market, LG, Phillips, metaio, Ooyala, Telstra, Wimbledon, Pac-12 Network
As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting has been on hiatus for the past few weeks, because our editorial team has been working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We plan to cover the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and then to resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a couple of weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.
--metaio Adds 3D Object Tracking, Visual Search to its Augmented Reality SDK
--Report: Google Developing Augmented Reality-Enabled Glasses
--Netflix Now Available on PlayStation Vita
--Roku Updates its iOS App
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format.
-- ARM, ST-Ericsson, Texas Instrument Collaborate on SDK
Augmented reality specialist metaio released a free version of its advanced development tools for iOS and Android devices. Munich-based metaio said that its software development kit already powers more than 70 applications and has generated more than 10 million downloads.
--Logitech Launches Harmony Link to Transform iPad into Smart Remote Control
--metaio Powers Augmented Reality Promotion for Toyota
--Report: Microsoft Exploring Xbox TV Partnerships with Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format.
--Report: Flipboard to Incorporate Movies, TV Episodes
--New ITV Game Show to Feature Monterosa-Developed Play-Along Social-TV Experience
--Version 3.0 of metaio's junaio AR Browser Lets Users "Scan the World"
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.
[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:
--metaio Powers Interactive Augmented Reality Cover Ad for Popular Science Magazine
--Morpho's ConnectSIM WLAN-Enabled SIM Card to Power Interactive TV for Telefonica
--NDS, DOXTV Team to Bring HD Push-VOD, DVR to China's Hainan Province
--Philo Teams with Shaquille O'Neal and TNT on Social-TV Promotion
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past two days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format.
USA Today has tapped Munich-based augmented reality (AR) specialist, metaio, to enhance its Super Bowl coverage with two interactive AR experiences that allow readers to use their smartphone to experience enhanced 3D visuals and audio.
According to the newspaper, today's (Friday, February 4th) edition will "include" a 360 degree tour of this year's Super Bowl venue, the Dallas Cowboys stadium, together with an introduction by stadium and Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, and interior and exterior highlights. Then Monday's (February 7th) edition will contain an image that triggers a 3D view of the key play of the game in an animated sequence, as well as an option to receive player stats.
--Green Button Media to Use "Oggle" as Consumer Brand for its Connected-TV Platform
--Wall Street Journal Article Paints Troubled Picture of Hulu
--IMPALA Hails Release of v 1.3 of the CI+ Standard
--metaio Uses Digital Image Recognition Tech to Enable Touchscreen-Style Interactive TV Experience
Because the [itvt] editorial team was busy last week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. Our regular daily news coverage will return shortly.
AR Specialist, metaio, Teams with RBIT and m2end to Bring Interactivity to Royal Mail's Postage Stamps
Munich-based augmented reality specialist, metaio, has teamed with the UK's Royal Mail service; near field communication (NFC) and 2D bar coding specialist, RBIT; and digital marketing agency, m2end, to add a thematically related interactive enhancement to the Royal Mail's new "Great British Railway" special stamp issue.
Munich-based augmented reality specialist, metaio, has launched a new version (2.1) of its Unifeye Mobile SDK that it says offers new features and functionality which take full advantage of the new iPhone OS 4.0 camera access API to enable the creation of image (vs GPS)-based augmented reality experiences on the iPhone. According to the company, Unifeye is currently the only SDK for creating mobile AR applications that support image processing (i.e. image recognition and tracking) on all major mobile platforms: iPhone, Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile.
--mDialog Hires Two Execs to Support Dynamic Video Ad-Insertion Platform for iPad/iPhone
--metaio Launches First-Person Augmented Reality Shooter Game
--Miniweb in Connected TV Partnership with Brightcove
--NBA Game Time Widget Launches on Vizio Connected TV's
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers.