U-verse TV

INTERACTIVE TV NEWS ROUNDUP, MAY 8, 2014

►Discovery Communications and Liberty Global said they are teaming up to buy London-based All3Media . More ►AT&T and BabyFirst launched an interactive application for U-verse TV subscribers that lets kids and parents create images on an iPhone or iPad, and see their designs appear on TVs connected to a U-verse set-top. More ►Comcast said subscribers with its X1 DVR in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., can now download programs to mobile devices for offline...

AT&T signs Jinni to boost VOD sales with personalized recommendations

By Steve Donohue, for [itvt]
Jinni said AT&T is using its recommendation engine to offer U-verse TV video-on-demand subscribers a personalized program guide. The deal, announced Wednesday, is one of Jinni’s biggest since it was founded in 2008. The Tel Aviv-based company also licenses its semantic discovery product to Comcast , VUDU and Microsoft for use on its Xbox gaming consoles. International customers include Belgium’s Belgacom , Spain’s Prisa TV and SingTel i n Singapore. Jinni’s recommendation engine is unique...

Connected TVs and Devices Spark Battle for Ad Dollars

--TVOT Panelists Debate how Programmers, Distributors, Tech Vendors Should Split Revenue
New York --- While connected TVs and mobile devices may offer new revenue opportunities for advertisers, programmers, pay TV distributors and technology suppliers, it's still not clear how that revenue will be split among key players. That was a dominant theme here this week at the TVOT NYC Intensive . Lawrence Brickman , a former Cablevision and Insight Communications executive, suggested connected TVs could ignite a battle between cable operators and TV manufacturers over who...

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...