social tv

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Google+, YouTube, Microsoft, MTV

--Google Enables Social Viewing on YouTube via Google+ Hangouts Button
--New Microsoft Video Illustrates Company's Vision for the Future of Media in the Living Room
--MTV Launches WatchWith Companion App to Provide Supplemental Content, Social-TV Experiences
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as 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 a few more 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): thePlatform, Real Life, Hemisphere, Elemental, Weather Channel, Twitter

--thePlatform in Reseller Deals for Scandinavia, Australasia
--thePlatform in Multiscreen Video Partnership with Elemental Technologies
--The Weather Channel Forms Multiplatform Social Media Partnership with Twitter
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, 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. Comcast-owned white-label video...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Virgin Media, TiVo, yap.TV, Zediva

--Virgin Media Says its TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Service May Be Changing Customers' TV Habits
--yap.TV Launches Version 3.0 of its Social-TV App for iOS Devices
--Zediva Suspends Operations
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, 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. UK cable operator,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Peel, Showtime Networks, GroupMe, Time Warner Cable

--Peel Launches Android Version of its Programming-Discovery Smartphone App
--Showtime's "Dexter" Smartphone App Launches Social-TV Functionality via GroupMe Integration
--Time Warner Cable Launches Whole House DVR, Start Over, Look Back, Caller-ID on TV in Dallas
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Programming discovery specialist, Peel , has launched an Android version of its flagship smartphone app (note: for more on the iPhone version, see the article published on itvt.com, March 8th). "The app's home screen displays colorful thumbnails of 'Top Picks,' or favorite shows," Peel explains in its press materials. "Touch one...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): GetGlue, Channel 4, MIG, Morega Systems

--Social-TV Check-In Service, GetGlue, Secures Deal with UK's Channel 4
--Mobile Interactive Group Publishes Research on "Social Participation TV"
--Morega Systems Awarded US Patent for its "TV Everywhere" Technology
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: US-based social-TV check-in service, GetGlue , has secured its first international deal: UK terrestrial broadcaster, Channel 4 , is partnering with the company to offer stickers and rewards for a number of shows on its digital channel, E4, including the new drama series, "Beaver Falls." "The cross-promotion coincides with the series...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): News Corp., Permira, NDS, Orange, Percy3D

--Report: News Corp., Permira Planning New York IPO for NDS
--Orange Launches ACR-Based Social-TV App for iPhone
--PercyFX Lets Users Embed 3D Text in Movie Clips
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: News Corp. and Permira , which jointly own interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , have hired banks to arrange a New York listing for the company, the Financial Times reported last week. The newspaper said that it is not yet clear how much NDS's parent companies expect to...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): ClipSync, RealNetworks, CTAM, Canoe, Digital TV Labs

--Social-TV Company, ClipSync, Receives Investment from RealNetworks
--Deadline for Entering CTAM/Canoe Ventures "ITV Idol" App Contest is This Friday
--Digital TV Labs to Highlight HbbTV Solutions at IBC 2011
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: RealNetworks has made an undisclosed investment in San Francisco-based social-TV specialist, ClipSync , a company with which it has been working closely for some time now. "For the second consecutive year, ClipSync is the exclusive viewer engagement platform for SuperPass, the online video and VIP premium programming service from RealNetworks," RealNetworks...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Comcast, Skype, Concurrent, Hulu, Facebook, Google, LG

--Comcast Publishes Videos Demo'ing its New Skype App
--Concurrent Secures VOD Deals with Four Chinese Cable Operators
--Hulu Launches, then Suspends, Facebook-Powered Social-TV Functionality
--Hulu Suitors Said to Include Google; Hulu Plus Launches on LG LCD TV's
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: At the Cable Show last month (see the article published on itvt.com, June 14th), Comcast revealed that it is teaming with Skype to test HD video calling on the TV, with trials slated to begin in the next few months. Comcast has now published two videos (embedded on this page) that...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): OIPF, Ryz Media, Virgin Media, TiVo

--OIPF Elects New President
--Ryz Media Launches Social-TV/Programming-Discovery/Remote-Control App, blinQ
--Virgin Media Launches First Ad Campaign for its TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Service
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: The Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) --an industry group that is attempting to bring together telcos, consumer electronics manufacturers, and network infrastructure providers, in order to develop specifications for an open, end-to-end solution that will facilitate development and deployment of interactive, personalized IPTV services-- has announced the election of Dr. Nilo Mitra...

"Understanding the Interactive Consumer" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of " Understanding the Interactive Consumer ," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Lindsay S. Crittendon , Managing Director, San Francisco, Frank N. Magid Associates (Moderator) Joan FitzGerald , VP of Television Sales and Business Development, comScore Cathy Hetzel , President, Advanced Media and Information Division, Rentrak
The session...

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