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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BeeSmart, Amino, BrightLine, FiOS TV, EchoStar, HbbTV

--BeeSmart Announces Middleware Compliance with Amino Set-Top Boxes
--BrightLine Creates Branded VOD Channel for Hellmann's Ad Campaign on Verizon FiOS TV
--EchoStar Abandons Efforts to Penetrate US Cable Set-Top Box Market
--Finland's HDTV Forum Adopts NorDig's HbbTV-Based Connected-TV Standard

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (discount registration ends midnight next Monday!), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Due to the volume of news generated by the NAB Show last week, we anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Movea, Music Choice, NimbleTV, Open IPTV Forum

--Movea Unveils "Chemistry of Motion" Technology for Rapid Prototyping of Motion-Controlled ITV
--Music Choice Unveils "Interactive Onscreen Design" for its Music Channels
--NimbleTV Unveils Cloud-Based, Social-TV Enabled "TV Everywhere"-Type Service
--Open IPTV Forum Adds Four New Members, Following Implementation of New Tiered Fee Structure

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (discount registration ends midnight next Monday!), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Due to the volume of news generated by the NAB Show last week, we anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Rovi, NDS, Shodogg, Telemundo, Trendrr.TV, Shazam

--Rovi Extends EPG Patent-License Agreement with NDS
--Shodogg Opens Australian Office, Will Launch Consumer-Facing, Social Video-Sharing App in May
--Telemundo Partners with Social-TV Analytics Firm, Trendrr.TV, for Billboard Latin Music Awards
--Telemundo Taps Shazam to Bring ACR-Powered Interactive TV to Billboard Latin Music Awards

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (discount registration ends midnight next Monday!), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Due to the volume of news generated by the NAB Show last week, we anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Trailer Park, TiVo, Virgin Media, WeVideo, Google, Xbox, yap.TV

--Trailer Park Names Industry Veteran VP of Business Development for Interactive TV
--TiVo-Powered Hybrid TV Now Adopted by 18% of Virgin Media's Subscriber Base
--WeVideo Brings its Collaborative Video-Editing Tool to Google Drive
--ESPN, CBS, GameSpot, Last.fm, Manga Entertainment, Muzu.TV to Run "TV-Like" Ads on Xbox Live
--yap.TV in Second-Screen Social-TV Partnership with Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (discount registration ends midnight next Monday!), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Due to the volume of news generated by the NAB Show last week, we anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

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Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Amino, HBC, BBC Red Button, Bluefin Labs

--HBC Trials Amino's Freedom Jump Media Center for OTT
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through April 28th
--Bluefin Labs Launches Social-TV Analytics Product for Brands

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. Due to the volume of news generated by the NAB Show last week, we anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): On demand Group, Power, OTT Round-Up, Rentrak VOD Report

--On Demand Group in Latin American VOD deal with Power
--OTT Round-Up: GlobeCast, Broadcast International, aioTV, Telestream, Haivision, Anevia, NXP
--Rentrak Report Sees Significant Growth in Ad-Supported VOD

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. Due to the volume of news generated by the NAB Show last week, we anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Charter, FourthWall Media, Coincident

--Charter to Deploy FourthWall Media's EBIF-Based Interactive TV Advertising Solution
--Coincident Launches Tool for Authoring Interactive Video Experiences, Second-Screen Apps
--Coincident Launches Analytics Product, Publishes White Paper on Efficacy of Companion-App Content

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. Due to the volume of news being generated by the NAB Show this week, we anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Fathom, History Channel, Facebook, Twitter, IAB

--Fathom Launches Interactive Video Player
--History Channel Makes Extensive Use of Facebook and Twitter to Promote Titanic Programming
--IAB Releases "Video Suite," Updating VAST and VPAID and Adding New VMAP Protocol
--IAB Launches "Rising Stars" Competition to Foster Creativity in Digital Video Advertising

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 News Round-Up (VI): NorDig, HbbTV, MHP, PlayJam, Miniclip, Amazon, Pushbutton

--HbbTV Replaces MHP as NorDig's API for Advanced IRD's
--PlayJam in Connected-TV Games Partnership with Miniclip
--Amazon Relocates Pushbutton to Larger Offices to Accommodate Growth

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 News Round-Up (VII): Comcast, TiVo, Trendrr, Verizon, Cisco, Ericsson, ActiveVideo

--Comcast Xfinity On Demand Launches on TiVo Premiere in SF Bay Area
--Trendrr: Three Quarters of All Social-TV Engagement in March Stemmed from Twitter
--Verizon Taps Cisco, Ericsson to Redesign its VOD System, Following Patent Case Loss to ActiveVideo

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 News Round-Up (II): Civolution, Twentieth Century Fox, Google, Hasbro, Netflix

--Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to Use Civolution's Teletrax Media Monitoring Service
--Google Unveils Prototype Augmented-Reality Glasses
--Hasbro Studios in Instant-Streaming Deal with Netflix

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 News Round-Up (III): HbbTV 1.5, Icareus, Comcast, HBO Go, Xbox Live, Jasmine V, IE

--Version 1.5 of the HbbTV Hybrid-TV Specification Released
--Icareus Expands its Portfolio of HbbTV Solutions
--Comcast to Give Subscribers Access to HBO Go on Xbox Live
--Jasmine V Partners with Microsoft Internet Explorer on Interactive Video

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 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.

"Starting with a Clean Slate: Industry Experts Envision TV's Ideal Evolution" at TVOT NYC Intensive 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, "Starting with a Clean Slate: Industry Experts Envision TV's Ideal Evolution," which was one of the highlights of our recent TVOT NYC Intensive event (took place December 5th in New York City).

The session was described in the TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 brochure as follows:

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