AT&T

AT&T Launches Four Social TV Apps for U-verse TV Subs

--IPTV provider rolls Miso, BuddyTV Guide, TV Foundry, WayIn

AT&T is turning to social TV to diffentiate itself form pay rivals, launching social TV apps Miso, BuddyTV Guide, TV Foundry and WayIn for users with mobile phones and tablets. 

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Adobe, LG, TiVo, AT&T, Starz, Avail-TVN, C&W

--LG, TiVo Using Adobe AIR to Bring Flash-Based Apps to Connected TV
--AT&T U-verse Customers Gain "TV Everywhere" Access to Starz/Encore Programming
--Avail-TVN Secures First Deployment of its AnyView Multiplatform Video Solution

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 a couple of 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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): adBrite, Jivox, ADB, AT&T, Showtime Networks

--adBrite in Interactive Video Advertising Partnership with Jivox
--ADB in Gateway Deal with Lithuanian Triple-Play Provider, TEO
--AT&T U-verse TV Customers Gain Access to Showtime's "TV Everywhere" Web Site

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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): TiVo, AT&T, Two Way Media, Trendrr, wireWAX, Tommy Hilfiger

--TiVo-AT&T Patent Trial Delayed until January
--Two Way Media Secures Investment
--Wiredset's Trendrr Launches Real-Time Social-Media Measurement Tools for TV Networks
--wireWAX Powers Commerce-Enabled Interactive Video for Tommy Hilfiger's Fall-Winter Collection

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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Amazon, CBS, AT&T

--Amazon Expands its Programming Library via New Licensing Deal with CBS
--AT&T Expands Availability of its U-verse Mobile App
--AT&T Launches U-verse Service & Support Tool App for Smartphones

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:

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC, BlackBerry, BigBand Networks, AT&T

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through August 1st
--BBC iPlayer and BBC News Web Icons Launched for BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet
--BigBand Networks to Power Local Ad Insertion for AT&T U-verse TV

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:

SeaChange Builds Multiscreen User Interface

-- VOD Vendor to Demonstrate Nitro at The Cable Show

Video-on-demand technology vendor SeaChange International is expanding into the video navigation business, developing a user interface that pay TV providers can use to deliver content to TVs, PCs, tablets and other mobile devices. 

SeaChange plans to demonstrate its Nitro interface, which relies on HTML5, next week at The Cable Show convention in Chicago. The company said Nitro can support live and on-demand viewing, multiroom DVRs, virtual channels, TV listings, bookmarking and search and recommendation. 

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Comcast Reaches 20 Billion VOD Views 

-- Court Invalidates Verizon ITV Patents

-- AT&T Serves French Open Multiview

-- DirecTV Expands Interactive French Open Coverage

-- Zodiac Interactive Supplies Games to Videotron


Interactive TV News Roundup

-- AT&T Rolls ITV App That Lets Subs Pick Camera Angles in Baseball Games

-- Cox Uses thePlatform to Power TV Everywhere site

-- PlayJam to Deliver Social Games to Connected TVs

-- AAMP Survey Calls for Improved Metrics for VOD Measurement

-- BBC Releases Red Button Interactive Programming Schedule

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- MobiTV to Distribute Univision Programming 

-- DirecTV Survey May Hint At New Online Video Service

-- Migratory Teams with ANT to Build Apps for HbbTV Devices

HBO to Launch iPad App

HBO is preparing to launch an app for its HBO Go TV Everywhere product for Apple's iPad, laptops and other mobile devices. The app will launch on May 2, according to a YouTube video HBO posted to tease the new service. 

But it's not clear how many HBO subscribers will be able to use the app to watch HBO original series and movies on mobile devices. The premium network only has a few deals with pay TV providers to offer subscribers access to its HBO Go TV Everywhere site, including Verizon's FiOS TV, DirecTV,  Comcast, and AT&T's U-verse TV.  

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II) By Steve Donohue

--Ensequence Unveils iTV Manager Programmer Edition 2.0
--Innovid Launches Tool for Interactive Pre-Rolls
--AT&T in Interactive TV Deal with Music Choice
--DirecTV Offering Interactive TV Mosaic for 2011 Masters Tournament
--Showtime Names Don Buckley SVP of Digital Services

Here is the second of two round-ups of recent interactive TV news stories:

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ABC, Amazon, Lovefilm, AT&T

--ABC to Revive its Nielsen-Powered Two-Screen Interactive TV App for iPad
--Report: Amazon May Be Launching Netflix-Type Instant Streaming Service
--Amazon to Acquire Lovefilm, the "European Netflix"
--AT&T Rebrands its Transactional VOD Service to Head Off Competition from Netflix


 

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.


Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Accedo Broadband, ADB, AdaptiveBlue (GetGlue), Amino, AT&T, Avail-TVN, Ball State University (OEDN), BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer

[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive. This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies and technologies covered in this issue can be found by using itvt.com's search functionality). We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers.

News Round-Up (I): ADB, Alticast, EchoStar, Zappware, Amino, AT&T, Avail-TVN

--ADB to Showcase Virtual Gateway, tru2way Analyzer at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo
--Report Ranks EchoStar-Alticast-Zappware HD DVR Solution Highest in Consumer Usability
--Amino to Debut New Set-Tops at TelcoTV
--AT&T Launches New DVR Management Features on U-verse Online
--AT&T U-verse TV Supports Use of Xbox 360 as Supplemental Set-Top Box
--Avail-TVN to Invest $30 Million in Digital Media Services

Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers.

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