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The iTV Doctor Is In! To Hack, or Not to Hack...

...that is the question--Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Upheaval Or to take Arms against a Sea of Competitors (with sincere apologies to Wm. Shakespeare). We all know it's not your grandfather's, or even your father's cable industry anymore. We have an enormously successful and profitable subscription television business model that we are in the process of carefully throwing overboard in favor of a variety of direct-to-consumer strategies. And we have a LOT to figure out.

Announcing the Insights Track at TVOT 2015: Trends and Consumer Behavior in the New TV Era

--Special Track Will Feature New Research from Frank N. Magid Associates

[itvt] Column: The iTV Doctor Is In! It's Time to Get in the OTT Game

Dear iTV Doctor : I need your help. I'm watching my competitors launch direct-to-consumer channels online. I have a library of content just sitting around gathering dust. And my ad revenues are shrinking as viewers are cutting the cords with my distribution partners. The old business models just don't work anymore. Lagging in Los Angeles. Dear Lagging :

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 4/6/15 (I): 1 Mainstream, AdGorilla, Adobe, Adult Swim, Alticast, Amazon, AMC, Anvato, AOL, Fox Sports, Apple, Discovery, AT&T, AwesomenessTV, BBC, BET

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2015 ( June 23rd-24th in San Francisco -- purchase your tickets here !), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Sky Invests an Additional $5 Million in OTT Start-Up, 1 Mainstream; Company's Platform Offers "Automation Technology to Enable Content Companies to Launch OTT Services across Multiple Platforms--such as Apple TV, Xbox, Android TV and Samsung--in Only a...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 4/6/15 (II): BrightRoll, Yahoo, Buzzfeed, Canoe, CBS, Showtime, Channel 4, Charter, CNN, CNBC, Comcast, ContentWise, CuriosityStream, Digitalsmiths, DTG

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2015 ( June 23rd-24th in San Francisco -- purchase your tickets here !), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Yahoo-Owned Programmatic Video-Advertising Company, BrightRoll , to Offer Advertisers Running Programmatic Campaigns Yahoo Audience Ads Data on the BrightRoll Demand-Side Platform (DSP) BrightRoll Launches "BrightRoll Insights" via its Programmatic Buying Console; Service Billed as "Offer[ing] a Rich...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 4/6/15 (III): DirecTV, Tongal, DISH, Elemental, Endemol, Michelle Phan, EPIX, ESPN, Facebook, Turner Sports, Fandor, FourthWall Media, AOL, Fox Sports, NextVR

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2015 ( June 23rd-24th in San Francisco -- purchase your tickets here !), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: DirecTV Unveils Interactive-TV Experience for Masters Tournament; Includes 6-Screen HD Mosaic, Faster-Loading App, More Stats DirecTV Adds 22 Out-of-Home Live-Streaming Channels from Viacom, Turner Broadcasting, Univision, Smithsonian and OWN to its "TV Everywhere" Service DirecTV Teams with...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 4/6/15 (IV): FreeCast, Google, Grabyo, HBO, Cablevision, Vice, Hulu, Imagine, Innovid, IAB, Interlude, Layer3 TV, Liberty Global, Machinima, Meerkat

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2015 ( June 23rd-24th in San Francisco -- purchase your tickets here !), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: FreeCast to Unveil its Select TV Hybrid OTA-OTT Set-Top at NAB Show: "By Marrying OTA Live Local Television with FreeCast's Massive Library of Online Movies, TV Episodes, Radio Stations, Streaming Channels, Live Events and More, the Quad-Core...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 4/6/15 (V): MPP Global, NAGRA, DISH, EchoStar, SmarDTV, NBCU, Netflix, NeuLion, Tennis Channel, NFL, Nielsen, Norigin, OnLive, Ooyala, TubeMogul, Powa

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2015 ( June 23rd-24th in San Francisco -- purchase your tickets here !), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: MoffettNathanson Study Finds that Viewers Watch Cable Primarily for Library Content rather than Originals MPEG LA Updates its HEVC Patent Portfolio License to Reflect Recent Revisions to HEVC Standard MPP Global Updates its eSuite Cloud-Based Content-Monetization Platform;...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 4/6/15 (VI): Ovation TV, Android TV, Piksel, Pluto TV, Quickplay, Rapt, RDK, Rentrak, Roku, Rovi, Fan TV, Saffron Digital, Nowtilus, Savveo, Scripps, Skipr, Sky

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2015 ( June 23rd-24th in San Francisco -- purchase your tickets here !), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Ovation TV Launches Ovation Digital Arts, Billed as a "Multiplatform Artist Community [that] Links YouTube Creators with Ovation TV's 54 Million+ Subscribers"; Company Names Stephen Dypiangco VP of Ovation Digital Arts TP Vision : Vast Majority of...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 4/6/15 (VII): Sling TV, HBO, A+E, Sling Media, Snapchat, Sony, "Seinfeld," Tcommerce, Synacor, Telemundo, thePlatform, Thuuz, TiVo, Virgin Media, Tubi TV, Twitch

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2015 ( June 23rd-24th in San Francisco -- purchase your tickets here !), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Sling TV to Offer Linear and On-Demand HBO for $15 per Month DISH Network's Multi-Language International TV Service, DishWorld , Rebrands as "Sling International," Adds Content in 3 More Languages, Updates UI, and Launches on Sling TV...

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