March 2011

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New Edition of StoryCentric Features Part Two of Brian Seth Hurst's Interview with storycentralDIGITAL CEO, Alison Norrington

[itvt] is pleased to present the SECOND PART of a two-part interview between Brian Seth Hurst, CEO of The Opportunity Management Company and former second vice chair of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and novelist and transmedia writer/strategist/producer, Alison Norrington, CEO of storycentralDIGITAL, online community manager for TEDxTransmedia, and conference chair for the StoryWorld Conference & Expo. The first part of the interview is available here.

ALERT: Cable Interacts, an Event Led by Interactive TV Expert Craig Leddy, Takes Place in NYC Today (Thursday)

Cable Interacts, an event led by Craig Leddy of Interactive TV Works and presented by CTAM NY, is taking place at the Time Warner Center (South Tower, 10th floor) in New York City 8:30AM-2:00PM today, Thursday, March 31st. Leddy is an excellent moderator and the event is sure to be worth attending. Tickets are priced at $149 (though CTAM NY members receive a special discounted rate of $99).

ACR-Based Social-TV Company, IntoNow, Fixes Security Flaw that Revealed User Email Addresses

--Flaw Was Discovered by [itvt] Blogger, Wes Williams

[itvt] is pleased to present a new article from [itvt] blogger, Wes Williams, director of online production at Scripps Networks:

[itvt] Blogger, Wes Williams, Ponders the Significance of Interactive TV-Related Job Postings from Experian and Domino's Pizza

--Plus ActiveVideo's Edgar Villalpando Celebrates Cablevision's Launch of iO TV Quick Views

[itvt] is pleased to present new articles from [itvt] bloggers, Wes Williams, director of online production at Scripps Networks, and Edgar Villalpando, SVP of marketing at ActiveVideo Networks.

In "Experian, Domino's Pizza Seek ITV Skills," Williams speculates about what some recent job postings from Experian and Domino's Pizza might reveal about their interactive TV plans.

New iTV Doctor Column Features Interview with Larry Samuels, GM of Advanced TV at DISH Network

--Samuels Discusses Interactive TV Advertising on DISH

[itvt] has just published the LATEST EDITION of Rick Howe's regular column, "The iTV Doctor Is In!" This edition features an interview with Larry Samuels, general manager of advanced TV at DISH Network, who is in charge of the satellite TV operator's extensive interactive TV advertising offering.

New Edition of StoryCentric Features storycentralDIGITAL CEO, Alison Norrington

--Part One of Two-Part Video Interview

[itvt] is pleased to present the latest edition of StoryCentric, our new video column from Brian Seth Hurst, CEO of The Opportunity Management Company and former second vice chair of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. StoryCentric focuses on the business, technology and art of interactive storytelling, and highlights new technologies and other industry developments that have the potential to fundamentally change the way we create and interact with stories and narratives--in television and beyond.

[itvt] Presents INdustry, a New Column by Interactive TV Industry Veteran, Michael Collette

--First Edition of the Column Focuses on Automatic Content Recognition and its Significance for ITV

[itvt] is pleased to present INDUSTRY, our new column by interactive TV industry veteran, Michael Collette, managing director of MediaTech Strategies.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): 4A's, BlackArrow, Antik Technology, Baynote, ioko

--4A's and BlackArrow Launch Research Initiative on Effectiveness of VOD Advertising
--Antik Technology Launches Hybrid 3D Set-Top Box
--Baynote Powers Personalized Search and Recommendations for ioko's VOD Solutions

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, 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 see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC iPlayer, Clikthrough, Coincident TV

--BBC Releases iPlayer Stats for February
--Clikthrough in Interactive Video Commerce Deal with Ann Taylor LOFT
--Coincident TV Powers Interactive Video Feature for Travelocity's IgoUgo.com

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, 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 see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Comcast Spotlight, Cox, 3G Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment

--Comcast Spotlight Believes Distribution Growth Will Make 2011 Banner Year for i-Guide Advertising
--Cox Launches Cox Mobile Connect for iPhone, iPad, Android
--"The Dating Game" Social Game Launched, Interactive TV Version Possibly in the Works

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, 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 see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Google TV, IneoQuest, Envivio, KIT digital, Polymedia

--Google TV Remote Control App Launched for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
--IneoQuest, Envivio Partner on Video Quality Assurance for CDN's and OTT Services
--KIT digital Acquires Polymedia for $34.4 Million

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, 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 see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Turner Sports, CBS Sports, NCAA, Mediafly, Netflix

--Revamped March Madness on Demand Delivers 22% Increase in Visits
--Mediafly Develops iPhone/iPad/iPod touch App for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
--Netflix Confirms Move into Original Content

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, 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 see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Pace, Net Servicos, Samsung, HBO, MTV, Dreamworks

--Pace in Deal to Supply Interactive TV Set-Tops to Brazil's Net Servicos
--Samsung Adds HBO, MTV Apps to App Store, Trumpets New Smart Hub Connected-TV Feature
--Samsung Rolls Out 3D App for Connected TV's in Korea

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, 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 see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): SeaChange International, Sky News, Time Warner Cable

--Software Segment Drives SeaChange Fiscal Q4 Revenue Growth
--New Sky News iPad App Lets Users "Control Their Own Interactive News Service"
--Time Warner Cable Restores Channels to iPad App after "Overwhelming" Demand Causes it to Crash

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, 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 see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): VDS, Vidiom, Virgin Media, TiVo

--VDS Launches Broadcast-Synchronized Social-TV Tool, Watercooler
--Vidiom Slashes its Staff
--Virgin Media Promotes TiVo-Based Hybrid-TV Service via Pop-Up "Private Members' Club"

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, 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 see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.