GSN's Game Show Awards to Offer Interactive Elements

--Awards to be Hosted by Howie Mandel
Cable channel, GSN (formerly known as the Game Show Network), announced Tuesday that comedian Howie Mandel will host its June 6th Game Show Awards (8:00PM ET, 7:00PM CT), which it bills as "the first awards show exclusively aimed at celebrating excellence in the genre of game shows." In line with GSN's focus on participation TV programming, the awards will feature a number of interactive elements: through May 15th, viewers can visit a special area of...

Round-Up of Recent Interactive TV News from DISH Network

--Fandango Application, Interactive TV Awards, and More
Last week, [itvt] reported that US satellite-TV provider, DISH Network, had recently teamed with Ensequence and History on an interactive TV application to enhance History's channel presence on the DISH Network platform. Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related news stories from DISH Network:
--Last month, the company launched a Fandango-branded application on its DishHome interactive TV portal (channel 100), that allows viewers to use their remotes to purchase movie...

CMC Demos Multiple HITS AxIS Interactive TV Applications at Cable Show (NEW)

At the NCTA Cable Show's Broadband Nation exhibit this week, Comcast Media Center (CMC) is teaming with a group of companies to demo advanced interactive TV applications, based on the ETV standard, that are currently being tested, launched and supported by its HITS AxIS platform. (Note: the latter--whose name stands for "Headend In The Sky Advanced Interactive Services," and which was developed in collaboration with Vidiom and TVWorks--is a centralized platform that operates on the...

Deadline Announced for Primetime Emmys for Interactive Media

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) has announced that the deadline for entries for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media is April 24th. This year, for the first time, Interactive Media finalists will receive full-fledged nominee status. "Winners aside, nominee status is an officially recognized honor, signifying the relevance and importance of cross-media programming within the Academy and the television industry," Interactive Media Peer...

Winners of the 6th Annual Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television

[itvt] is pleased to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television, which were presented March 11th at The TV of Tomorrow Show in San Francisco: The award for "Most Significant Impact" (i.e. the company or organization that has had the most significant impact on the industry as a whole over the past year) went to NBC Universal and Ensequence (2008 Beijing Olympics). The award for "Most Significant...

Announcing the Schedule of Sessions for The TV of Tomorrow Show 2009

[itvt] is pleased to announce the schedule of sessions for The TV of
Tomorrow Show 2009 (March 10-11, San Francisco) . The schedule is included in full below. For more info, please go to For a few more days, tickets to the show will still be available at the
special February Discount price of $975 (representing a savings of $300
over the regular price), and can be purchased here: SCHEDULE...

[itvt] Presents…The TV of Tomorrow Show 2009