Interviews

Transcription: Mike Fitzsimmons, CEO, Connekt Interview

Q Tracy Swedlow, ITVT A Mike Fitzsimmons, Connekt INTERVIEW DATE: October 30, 2017 Q : Hi, this is Tracy Swedlow and we’re on Radio ITVT. This is our 10th anniversary, by the way, of all of these interviews that we do. And today, I’m very happy to have Michael Fitzsimmons, who is the CEO of a new company called Connekt, which is spelled C-O-N-N-E-K-T.com. Michael, welcome to the show. A : Hey, thank you so...

TVOT 2016: Keynote Fireside with AT&T's Tony Goncalves

[itvt] is pleased to announce that we have updated the TV of Tomorrow Show 2016 Schedule of Sessions with more details about the June 8th keynote fireside with Tony Goncalves, SVP of Strategy and Business Development at AT&T's Entertainment Group . We have also included this information below. We will be announcing details of additional TVOT 2016 keynotes, firesides and Master Classes this week and next. The full TVOT 2016 Schedule of Sessions is available...

[itvt] Presents: The TV of Tomorrow Show 2016

  • This Year Marks TVOT's 10th Anniversary--Stay Tuned for Announcements about Our Anniversary Celebration!
  • Once Again, the Show Will Take Place in San Francisco's Beautiful Presidio National Park, Overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco Bay
  • TVOT 2016 Will Feature Unparalleled Networking/Business-Development Opportunities for Attendees, Innovative and Effective Branding Options for Sponsors and Exhibitors, Close to 200 Expert Speakers and Panelists, Hands-On Workshops and Master Classes, the Presentation of the 13th Annual Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television, and Much, Much More
  • Tickets on Sale Now : Special Early-Bird and Group Rates
[itvt] is pleased to announce that the tenth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (TVOT) will take place June 7th-8th (Tuesday-Wednesday) at The Golden Gate Club in San Francisco 's famous Presidio National Park --a spectacular location overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco Bay. While just 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco, the show's location allows us to offer attendees a uniquely beautiful and memorable indoor-outdoor environment that facilitates social interaction,...

[itvt] Editor-in-Chief, Tracy Swedlow, on Lori Schwartz's "Tech Cat"

Yesterday morning, [itvt] Editor-in-Chief, Tracy Swedlow , was the featured guest on " Tech Cat ," the popular radio show hosted by "technology catalyst," comedian and "geek girl," Lori Schwartz --who is also a well-known figure in interactive-TV, multiplatform-storytelling, and advanced-advertising circles (among other things, she is Managing Partner of the strategic consulting firm, StoryTech). Yesterday morning, [itvt] Editor-in-Chief, Tracy Swedlow , was the featured guest on " Tech Cat ," the popular radio show...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 1/21/16 (III): Freeform (ABC Family), Fullscreen, GroupM, Funimation, Google, Hulu, JW Player, Kaltura, Kannuu, KlowdTV, LG, Livestream, Magnavox

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 NYC 2015 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...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 1/21/16 (I): Accedo, SeeSo, Al Jazeera, Amazon, Android TV, Apple TV, Nuvyyo, Time Warner, Arris, AT&T, Azubu, BBC

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 NYC 2015 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...

Radio [itvt]: Univision's Sameer Deen and Screenz' Eli Uzan Discuss their Companies' Interactive/Social TV Partnership

Sameer Deen, Univision Eli Uzan, Screenz Last month Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision, launched two interactive/social TV apps: the " Conecta " app, which is designed to enhance its music-based reality show, " La Banda "; and the " UniNovelas " app, which is targeted at viewers of its popular "telenovelas" (soap operas). The apps were the result of a partnership with cross-media interactive TV company, Screenz, which will see the latter creating a range of "customized...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/1/15 (VIII): Accedo, Amazon, Apple TV, BrightLine, ANA, Comedy Central, Discovery VR, Dubsmash, Maker Studios, ESPN, Epix, Hulu, Sling TV, Vine, Vubiquity

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on TVOT NYC 2015 (December 3rd at the SVA Theatre in New York City --purchase your Super-Early-Bird tickets here! ), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Accedo to Preview its New "navAgility" TV UX Platform for Managed Video Services at IBC 2015: "Architected to Meet the Unique Needs of IPTV, Cable, Satellite and OTT Pay-TV Operators and Other Distributors of Managed Video...

[itvt] Column: The iTV Doctor Is In!: "If You Build It, They Will Come." And then They Will Go

We have just announced the Schedule of Sessions for TVOT 2015 (June 23rd-24th in the Golden Gate Club of the Presidio of San Francisco). Click here to view it. Dear Readers :

itV Doctor Column: What Bull Durham Taught us about OTT

Dear Readers : There is a classic quote from Ebby Calvin ("Meat") LaLoosh in "Bull Durham" that is very appropriate for our wacky business these days: "Baseball's a very simple game: you throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball." And television is a very simple business: you make the show, you distribute the show, you watch the show. And in all honesty, a lot of the talk about THE DISRUPTIVE IMPACT...

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