Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Ensequence, FameUp.TV, Foxconn, Apple, Hillcrest Labs, Michael Kiwanuka, FanCake, LG Electronics, Google TV, John Mayer, LookeeTV, Netflix, Twentieth Century Fox

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show, we are covering stories in this issue as a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources. Ensequence Raises $26 Million, Appoints Procter & Gamble Vet , Jim Stengel, to Board FameUp.TV Seeks to Crowdsource All Aspects of Online Video Production Report: Foxconn CEO Confirms Apple Planning Connected HDTV Set Foxconn Denies Hillcrest Labs Releases...

Interview: Ensequence's Mike Kelley and Verizon's Phil Santoro on FiOS TV's New ESPN Tournament Challenge App

Ensequence recently developed the ESPN Tournament Challenge TV App , an interactive TV app for Verizon FiOS TV and ESPN that allows fans to create and follow personalized tournament brackets during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament ("March Madness") .

Subscribers create or check their brackets by clicking on the "Widgets" button on the FiOS TV remote control, selecting "FiOS TV Widgets," and then selecting the ESPN Tournament Challenge icon under the...

Ensequence Adds Audio Detection Capabilities to iTV Manager Platform

-- iTV Provider Demonstrates ACR Integration at TVOT NYC Intensive
Ensequence said that it has added audio detection capabilities to its iTV Manager interactive platform which it says will allow programmers and advertisers to provide a more immersive viewing experience to viewers using smartphones and tablet computers. The company made its announcement at the TVOT NYC Intensive on Monday, where it is demonstrating interactive TV enhancements that take advantage of Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology. Its workshop on "Devising a Truly Multi-platform Strategy" begins at...

Ensequence to Integrate Civolution Watermarking Technology

-- Deal Could Allow Cable Programmers to Sync Content with Mobile Phones and Tablets
Cable programmers will be able to deliver interactive content to mobile phones and tablets that is synced to TV shows, under an agreement that Ensequence announced with Civolution Wednesday. The companies said that they will integrate Ensequence's iTV Manager platform with Civolution's VideoSync product, which uses automatic content recognition technology to identify programming that is being watched on a TV or PC. In addition to using Civolution's ACR technology to deliver second-screen content during live...

Ensequence to Host TVOT NYC Intensive Workshop/Master-Class Session, "Devising a Truly Multiplatform Strategy"

--Session Features Senior Executives from Digitas, HBO and WE tv

INdustry: Ensequence + Zeitera = A Compelling New Approach to ACR for Companion Apps

Recently, Ensequence and Zeitera announced a new partnership for companion app publishing using automatic content recognition (ACR). I found this quite intriguing. I couldn't recall any other ACR companies doing deals with ITV publishing companies. Something was different. Before proceeding, let's refresh what this is about. ACR has become a buzzword of sorts and the lines describing various uses of automatic content recognition are starting to blur.

New iTV Doctor Column Features Videos of the Finalists from CTAM's 2nd Annual iTV Idol Contest

Ensequence, SeaChange International, Splat Interactive, Nielsen, BlackArrow and Civolution Join Canoe Ventures, Softel, Nagra, Rovi, RCDb, HSN, Visible World, Zeitera and Breakaway Communications as Sponsors of TVOT NYC Intensive 2011

[itvt] is pleased to announce that Ensequence , Splat Interactive , Nielsen , BlackArrow and Civolution have joined Canoe Venture s, Softel , Nagra , Rovi , RCDb , HSN , Visible World and Zeitera as sponsors of TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 (Monday, December 5th at 730 Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan).

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Dijit, Facebook, Ensequence, Zeitera, Entone, Telekom Srbija

--New Version of Dijit's Remote Control/Programming Discovery App Features Facebook Integration
--Ensequence, Zeitera Partner for ACR-Powered Interactive TV
--Entone Tapped by Telekom Srbija for IPTV Roll-Out
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the recent news: 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. Dijit Media ,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CMC, Ensequence, Verizon FiOS, MTV Networks, Eros International

--CMC's HITS Incorporates "Express Lane" Solution to Enable Indie Operators to Offer Local VOD
--Ensequence Builds "SpongeBob" Widget for Verizon FiOS TV
--Eros International Trumpets Growth of Bollywood Hits On Demand
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: Comcast Media Center (CMC) says that its HITS offering (note: the latter, short for "Headend In The Sky," provides multiplatform content distribution services to independent cable operators) now includes its Express Lane content management solution. According to the company, Express Lane enables independent operators and MSO's to deliver locally produced VOD...