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Announcing the Schedule of Sessions for The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012

[itvt] is pleased to announce the schedule of sessions for the sixth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (Tuesday, June 12th and Wednesday, June 13th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco) . A PDF version can be downloaded here .

In addition to compelling and timely panel sessions, keynotes, firesides and workshops, TVOT 2012 will continue [itvt]'s tradition of complementing our shows with a thematically relevant art...

TVOT 2012 DISCOUNT REGISTRATION ENDS NEXT MONDAY, APRIL 30TH

THE TV OF TOMORROW SHOW DISCOUNT REGISRATION for [itvt]'s sixth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (June 12th-13th, 2012, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco) ends at midnight next Monday, April 30th. Discount registration allows you to attend the TV of Tomorrow Show for just $975 , representing a savings of $300 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event). To take advantage...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Likers.tv, Mongol TV, Nielsen

--Advertising Platform, Likers.tv, Aims to "Bridge the Gap between TV and the Second Screen"
--Likers.tv Secures Deal with Mongolia's Mongol TV
--Nielsen Survey Finds Widespread Use of Second Screen during TV Viewing
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Likers.tv , a social media-based on-screen advertising platform which claims to "bridge the gap between TV and the 'second screen,'" launched at the MIPTV market in Cannes last week. "Comprising a live advertising ticker at the bottom of the TV screen--overlaid onto existing programming--the Likers.tv platform displays pictures and...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): SeaChange, Shaftesbury Films, Smokebomb Entertainment

--SeaChange Reports Financial Results, Stresses Transformation into "Pure-Play Software Provider"
--SeaChange Promotes Steve Davi to CTO
--Shaftesbury Films, Smokebomb Entertainment to Produce Interactive Sci-Fi Series, "State of Syn"
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (note: Spring Discount registration ends midnight Saturday!), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Multiplatform video software provider, SeaChange International (note: the company recently announced that it has divested its broadcast servers and storage business--see the article published on itvt.com, March 22nd), has released financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended January 31st. The company "reported...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Cisco, NDS, Sky Italia, Ooyala, WordPress

--Cisco to Acquire NDS, Merge it into its Service Provider Video Technology Group
--NDS Powers New User Interface for Sky Italia
--Ooyala Participates in WordPress Featured Partner Program
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Cisco , which back in 2006 acquired digital TV equipment provider, Scientific-Atlanta, for $6.9 billion, announced Thursday that it plans to acquire interactive TV and content-security technology provider, NDS , for approximately $5 billion. "The acquisition of NDS will complement and accelerate the delivery of Videoscape, Cisco's comprehensive platform...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): PlayJam, Vestel, The CW, Mark Burnett, Youtoo, zeebox

--PlayJam in Deal to Distribute its ITV Games on Vestel Connected TV's and Set-Top Boxes
--The CW Launches iPad/iPhone/Android App with Next-Day Full-Episode Streaming
--Mark Burnett's One Three Television Takes Ownership Stake in Social-TV Network, Youtoo
--zeebox Taps Time Warner Cable Media Executive, Jason Forbes, to Head US Operations
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Interactive TV games company, PlayJam , said Thursday that it has signed a deal with Vestel that will see it distributed on the latter's connected TV's and set-top boxes. "Vestel, a major player in the consumer electronics industry, will add the PlayJam Games Channel to its extensive product line-up...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Roku, Rovi, Panasonic

--Roku Seeking to Raise $50 Million for International Expansion
--Rovi TotalGuide Launches on Panasonic Connected TV's, Blu-ray Recorders in Europe
--Report: Rovi Seeking Up to $800 Million in Refinancing Loans
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Internet-TV specialist, Roku , is hoping to raise up to $50 million within the next three months, to finance its international expansion, founder and CEO Anthony Wood told Reuters earlier this week. The company, which has raised $32.5 million to date, began offering its OTT set-top boxes in the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Cablevision ITV Ads, Fav.tv, TVGuide.com, icueTV, itaas, EBIF

--Cablevision Trumpets Success of its Interactive TV Advertising Products
--Fav.tv Acquired by TVGuide.com
--icueTV's Applications Test Successfully in itaas' EBIF Environment
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Cablevision announced Monday (in a press release that appears to be timed to maintain confidence in single-screen interactive TV advertising, following Canoe Ventures' recent announcement that it is abandoning its efforts to implement a national ITV advertising platform--see the article published on itvt.com, February 22nd) that its advanced advertising...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Canoe Ventures, Aereo, Discovery Channel

--Executives Downplay Impact of Canoe's Closure of its ITV Advertising Operations
--Chet Kanojia's Aereo Sued by Broadcasters and TV Stations
--Discovery Channel to Offer Extensive "Digital Experience" for "Frozen Planet"
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Broadcasting & Cable's and Multichannel News's Advanced Advertising event took place in New York, Wednesday, just a week after Canoe Ventures announced that it was abandoning its efforts to implement a national interactive TV advertising platform. According to a report by Multichannel News's Tim Baysinger, the consensus of participants...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Cisco, Clearleap, Comcast

--Cisco Denies Report that it Is Seeking to Sell its Set-Top Box Business
--Clearleap in IP Streaming Deals with Four Independent Cable Operators
--Comcast Launches Xfinity Streampix Multiscreen Streaming-Video Service for Xfinity Customers
--Comcast Says its VOD Service Saw Record Views in 2011
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Cisco has repudiated a report in the New York Post that it is looking to sell its set-top box business (see the article published on itvt.com, February 20th). "Every few months there seems to be a rumor or speculative comment about our commitment to our set-top box business," the...

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