social tv

News Round-Up (III): FX, GetGlue, HBO, PBS, Hulu

--FX Launches Social TV Experience for "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
--Social TV Company, GetGlue, Expands Relationships with HBO, PBS
--Hulu to Open Development Center in Seattle
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Cable network, FX , has launched, "Sunny Tweets" ( http://www.fxnetworks.com/sunnytweets ), a social TV experience for the sixth season of its original comedy series, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which is designed to allow fans of the show to interact with its cast...

News Round-Up (IV): itaas, ITV, Justin.tv

--itaas Names Interactive TV Industry Veteran, Roger Demuth, VP of Engineering
--ITV Launches Social Networking Game for its Long-Running Soap Opera, "Coronation Street"
--Justin.tv Now Supports Live Broadcasting on iPhone
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. itaas , an Atlanta-based company which provides a range of software development, integration and testing services for interactive TV (including ETV/EBIF, tru2way and IPTV solutions), has announced the appointments of Roger Demuth as VP of engineering and Beth Erickson as director of account...

News Round-Up (IV): Intel, ioko, Samsung, Monterosa

--Intel Unveils Atom CE4200 SoC for Hybrid TV
--ioko in Connected-TV Apps Partnership with Samsung
--Social TV Specialist, Monterosa, Hires ITV and BBC Interactive TV Veteran, Lauren Hellicar
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more days for us 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,...

News Round-Up (V): NBC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Oxygen

--NBC Promotes New Show via Interactive "Virtual Call Center" App
--Nokia Siemens Networks Launches Multiscreen TV Client
--Oxygen Enhances its OxygenLive Social TV Service
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more days for us 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,...

News Round-Up (IV): Irdeto, Sky Deutschland, Bluestreak, Aprico, Axel Springer, ivi, Mirada, Ericsson

--Irdeto Powers Sky Deutschland's New iPad VOD App, Demo's Interactive Social TV at IBC
--ivi Says "Technicalities in the Copyright Law" Let it Deliver Live TV Channels via the Internet
--Update: Mirada Integrates Navi EPG with Ericsson's IPTV Middleware
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more days for us 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,...

News Round-Up (VII): YouTube, Zappware, linkID, Concurrent, Zon TVCabo

--YouTube Trials Social TV-Enabled Live Streaming Video Platform
--Zappware, linkID Develop "Red-Button" Interactive TV Application for Smartphones and Tablets
--Zon TVCabo Taps Concurrent to Expand its VOD Offering
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more days for us 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,...

New Edition of "Jet Set" Focuses on Social TV

[itvt] has just published the latest edition of our regular column, " Jet Set ," which is authored by Brian David Johnson , consumer experience architect at Intel Corp . "Jet Set" explores the future of TV through the prism of the places, people and conversations that Johnson experiences as he goes on a global tour for his new book, Screen Future.

This edition of "Jet Set," entitled " Cooking up Social...

News Round-Up (III): Miso, History Channel, never.no, Panasonic, Ubisoft

--Miso in Social TV Partnership with History Channel UK
--never.no to Launch Cloud-Based Interactivity Suite at IBC
--Panasonic Demo's Connected-TV App for 3D VOD, Forms 3D Connected-TV Partnership with Ubisoft
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IFA and the run-up to the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us 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...

New Interview on Alticast's New Interactive TV Social Media Platform, AltiConnect

--Platform Lets Viewers Interact with Sponsored Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare Campaigns
[itvt] has just published an INTERVIEW with Chris Ulmer , director of application solutions at interactive TV software specialist, Alticast (note: the company's areas of expertise include DVB-MHP, OCAP/tru2way, EBIF, IPTV and mobile TV), and Anne Dirkse , Alticast's director of technical services, application solutions.

Ulmer and Dirkse provide a detailed overview of Alticast's new interactive social media platform, AltiConnect, which allows pay-TV subscribers to interact with sponsored Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare...

Social TV Company, Philo, Teams with IGN to Host "Interactive Virtual Viewing Parties"

--Online Participants to be Rewarded with Offline Prizes
Social TV start-up, Philo (note: for more on the company, see the articles published on itvt.com, June 2nd and August 2nd), said Wednesday that it has formed a partnership with IGN Entertainment to host a series of interactive virtual viewing parties. According to the company, the partnership will "go beyond...digital award offerings" (i.e. the Foursquare-style badges typically offered by check-in-based social TV services), giving fans the chance to win "physical prizes."

According...

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