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Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Interactive Media Emmys, Invidi, Music Choice

--Interactive Media Emmy Nominees Announced
--Invidi Developing Automatic Content Recognition (ACR)-Based Interactive TV System
--Music Choice Offers Viewers of its VOD Show, "The Cut," a Free Song via QR Code
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: "1) ABC's Grey's Anatomy Sync • ABC.com • An ABC production in association with Nielsen and Gravity Mobile. ABC.com, Nielsen, Gravity Mobile; 2) Conan O'Brien Presents: Team Coco •...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): News Corp., Permira, NDS, Orange, Percy3D

--Report: News Corp., Permira Planning New York IPO for NDS
--Orange Launches ACR-Based Social-TV App for iPhone
--PercyFX Lets Users Embed 3D Text in Movie Clips
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: News Corp. and Permira , which jointly own interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , have hired banks to arrange a New York listing for the company, the Financial Times reported last week. The newspaper said that it is not yet clear how much NDS's parent companies expect to...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Criterion Capital, SeeSaw, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Adobe

--Criterion Capital Partners Takes Controlling Stake in UK Broadband VOD Service, SeeSaw
--Sony Launches 3D VOD Service for its Bravia Connected-TV Platform
--STMicroelectronics Ports Adobe AIR to its Connected-TV SoC
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: As expected (see the article published on itvt.com, June 21st), Criterion Capital Partners has acquired a controlling stake in SeeSaw , the online video service previously owned by broadcast transmission company, Arqiva (note: Arqiva launched the service after acquiring the platform assets of Project Kangaroo, the VOD platform developed by UKVOD,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Vision IPTV

--Suddenlink Trumpets Success of its "TV Everywhere" Service
--Time Warner Cable Taps Ex-Joost CEO to Head Web Services and Technology
--Vision IPTV Launches White-Label Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Cable operator Suddenlink is trumpeting the success of its "TV Everywhere" service, Suddenlink2Go, which launched just last month. "Suddenlink customers streamed video content through Suddenlink2GO more than 630,000 times last month, for a weekly average of nearly 160,000 streams," the company states in its press materials. "In addition, the number of...

"Broadcast-Synchronized Companion Apps: Lessons from the Field" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of " Broadcast-Synchronized Companion Apps: Lessons from the Field ," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Channing Dawson , Senior Advisor, Scripps Networks (Moderator) John Hashimoto , Director of Product Development for ITV/VOD/Connected TV, The Weather Channel Scott Maddux , SVP of Product Development, Nielsen Lisa Murphy , Head of Sales...

"The Emerging Primacy of the App: The 'Appification' of TV and its Implications" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of " The Emerging Primacy of the App: The 'Appification' of TV and its Implications The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were : Dan Albritton , President and CTO, MegaPhone Labs David McElhatten , SVP of Studio and Services, ActiveVideo Networks Alan Queen , CTO, Movl (Winner of Samsung's "Free the TV Challenge" App-Development Contest) Jasper...

New Edition of StoryCentric Features Part II of Brian Seth Hurst's Interview with Mike Monello, Founding Partner and Executive Director of Campfire

--Monello Discusses How His Company Has Used Interactive Storytelling to Drive Interest in HBO's "Game of Thrones"
[itvt] is pleased to present the latest edition of StoryCentric , our video column from Brian Seth Hurst , CEO of The Opportunity Management Company and former second vice chair of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. StoryCentric focuses on the business, technology and art of interactive storytelling, and highlights new technologies and other industry developments that have the potential to fundamentally change the way we create and interact with stories and narratives--in television and beyond.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Envivio, Hulu, Facebook, Immersive Media

--Envivio Appoints VP of Internet Television in Bid to Enhance its OTT Strategy
--Hulu Relaunches "Facebook on Hulu"
--Immersive Media Launches 360-Degree Interactive Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Envivio , a provider of processing solutions for live and on-demand multiscreen IP video, has named Matt Smith VP of Internet television, in what it bills as a bid to enhance its OTT strategy and solutions. Smith was previously VP and chief systems architect at Inlet Technologies and subsequently an architect...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): ITV, Moonbot Studios, NDS, BSkyB

--UK Broadcaster, ITV, to Launch Interactive Online Spin-Off of Soap Opera, "Coronation Street"
--Moonbot Studios Develops iPhone/iPad-Based Interactive Music Video for The Polyphonic Spree
--NDS Software Powering Sky's Sky+HD Set-Top and Sky Anytime+ VOD Service
--NDS-Designed Remote Control Wins Red Dot Product Design Award
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , is planning a three-episode, interactive, online spin-off of its long-running soap opera, "Coronation Street," Jessica Davies writes in New Media Age. The spin-off, which is being produced by ITV's ITV Studios arm, will see "Coronation Street" character, Rosie Webster, moving from Manchester to London to...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Netflix, Omek Interactive, PlayJam, Samsung

--Netflix Raises Monthly Subscription Prices by Up to 60%, Faces Subscriber Backlash
--Gesture-Recognition Specialist, Omek Interactive, Raises $7 Million in Intel Capital-Led Funding Round
--PlayJam Launches Interactive TV Games Service on Samsung's Connected-TV Platform
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Netflix has announced a new pricing structure which eliminates its unlimited-DVD-plus-streaming plans, and effectively raises monthly subscription rates by up to 60% for users who wish to receive both its Internet streaming and its DVD's-by-mail services. News of the move--coupled with the company's clumsy PR efforts to, as one commentator put...

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