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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VIII): Simulmedia, Wendell Wenjen, Starz, Synacor, thePlatform, TWC, TiVo, Cogeco, Comcast, Tribune Digital Ventures, Twitter, Univision, USA Network

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2014 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IX): Viggle, Choose Digital, Gracenote, Vine, Wayin, WE tv, wywy, Second Screen Networks, Yahoo!, RayV, NBC, Fox, YouTube, New Form Digital, YouView

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2014 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.

"Still Not Dead? Debating the Future of Pay-TV" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014

[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the TVOT 2014 session, "Still Not Dead? Debating the Future of Pay-TV" The session was described in the show brochure as follows:

"Moderated by Alan Wolk, Global Lead Analyst at Piksel, and taking off from the ideas expounded in his widely disseminated--and controversial--slide deck, 'Still Not Dead: 7 Myths about the Current State of the TV Industry Debunked,' this session will feature two teams of prominent television experts with opposing views on the so-called 'cord-cutting' phenomenon, engaged in a lively debate on the future of pay-TV. Audience participation in the debate will be strongly encouraged!" Panelists included:

"TV Everywhere: Ready to Break Out?" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014

[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the TVOT 2014 session, "TV Everywhere: Ready to Break Out?" The session was described in the show brochure as follows:

"According to a new research report from NPD Group, around 21% of pay-TV customers are now using TV Everywhere services at least once a month--a figure which, while somewhat encouraging when compared to statistics from just last year, shows that TVE still has a long way to go before it can be considered a truly popular medium and its roll-out judged an unqualified success.

Winners of the 11th Annual Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television

TVOT Updates: Keynotes by Twitter and REVOLT TV at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014

[itvt] is pleased to announce keynotes by Ross Hoffman, Director of Brand Strategy at Twitter, and Keith Clinkscales, CEO of REVOLT TV, at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014.

TVOT Update - "We Are All Building It and Here They Come!" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014

 

TVOT Update: NAGRA UEX Studio to Present HTML5 Masterclass at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014

[itvt] is pleased to announce that the NAGRA UEX Studio will present a Masterclass, entitled "How to Build Amazing User Interfaces and Apps Using HTML5," at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014. You can find more information on the Masterclass below, or by accessing the full TVOT Schedule of Sessions at: http://thetvoftomorrowshow.com/announcing-schedule-sessions-tv-tomorrow-show-2014

The Masterclass will take place in the YAAW Room at the following dates and times:

TVOT Update: "Understanding Programmatic TV Ad Buying" and "Grand Finale" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014

[itvt] is pleased to announce that we have updated the TV of Tomorrow Show 2014 Schedule of Sessions with more details about the panel sessions, "Understanding Programmatic TV Ad Buying" and "TVOT 2014 Grand Finale." We have also included this information below.

We will be announcing details of additional TVOT 2014 keynotes and panels throughout this week.

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The iTV Doctor Is In! Scene-by-Scene TV Metadata and Metacontent

Dear Readers:

We all talk (some of us more than others, according to my wife), and most of us listen (same comment applies…). And in the advanced television business LISTENING to video turns out to be particularly challenging. Automatic Content Recognition companies have sprung up and then sprung leaks. Their core business has been somewhat commoditized, and everybody is looking for enhancements to improve accuracy.

ANNOUNCING THE SCHEDULE OF SESSIONS FOR THE TV OF TOMORROW SHOW 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[itvt] is pleased to announce the schedule of sessions for the eight annual TV of Tomorrow Show (June 10th-11th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco).

The iTV Doctor Is In! How Will we Bill Consumers for OTT Services?

Dear Readers:

Everybody is racing to get into the OTT game: "traditional" service providers, television networks and third-party aggregators and marketers. And here is a shameless plug: if you want to know more, come to the good doctor's "Virtual MSO" panel on June 11 at TVOT San Francisco.

Interactive TV News Roundup May 1, 2014

By Steve Donohue, for [itvt]

 

Comcast previews Stream To TV in demo at The Cable Show

LOS ANGELES -- The Cable Show -- Comcast revealed more details about its upcoming Stream To TV service, which will allow Xfinity X1 customers to stream live video from mobile devices to the TVs of friends and family with X1.

EVP of Consumer Services Marcien Jenckes showed in a demonstration here on Wednesday how recipients of the videos will receive an on-screen notice when one of their contacts attempt to stream a live video to their TV, and that the program the subscriber is watching when the notice is received will be paused automatically.

Comcast demonstrates new Xfinity X1 program guide upgrades

Los Angeles -- The Cable Show -- Comcast SVP of Product Development Charlie Herrin demonstrated several new features that the MSO will soon add to its Xfinity X1 interactive program guide. Comcast offers the cloud-based X1 guide on its cable systems nationwide. Some of the new features are designed to offer personalized content recommendations to subscribers. Herrin said Comcast is also looking at offering subscribers the ability to view multiple camera angles during sporting events such as the bsaeball game displayed below. 

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