"The Business of ITV" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of " The Business of ITV ," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Chris Allen , VP/Director of Video Innovation, SMGx Bruce Dennler , SVP of Agency Relations, Canoe Ventures Craig Leddy , Principal, Interactive TV Works (Moderator) Chip Meehan , VP of Advanced Advertising Sales, Comcast Spotlight Peter Low ,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): EchoStar, Comcast Spotlight, Ensequence, Epix

--EchoStar Launches Three STB's to Facilitate Operators' Roll-Out of its "Aria" TV Applications
--Comcast Spotlight Licenses Ensequence iTV Manager for Local Interactive TV Advertising Roll-Out
--Ensequence Names Paul Jelinek SVP of Global Business Operations
--Epix-Commissioned Survey Finds Younger Consumers Embracing Multi-Device Movie Watching
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: EchoStar Technologies has launched three new HD set-top boxes which it says are designed to enable mid-sized and independent cable operators to easily launch its cloud-based TV applications. "EchoStar's powerful HC-620DRS, HC-410D and HX-410 set-top boxes come loaded with IP-based content management features and are optimized to support EchoStar's new Aria...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II) By Steve Donohue

--Ensequence Unveils iTV Manager Programmer Edition 2.0
--Innovid Launches Tool for Interactive Pre-Rolls
--AT&T in Interactive TV Deal with Music Choice
--DirecTV Offering Interactive TV Mosaic for 2011 Masters Tournament
--Showtime Names Don Buckley SVP of Digital Services
Here is the second of two round-ups of recent interactive TV news stories: Ensequence has upgraded its iTV Manager product, a Web-based platform that allows programmers to create, manage, update and deploy interactive programming. More . Look for NBC , ABC , CBS , MTV , BrightRoll and Tremor Media to begin adding interactivity to Internet video pre-roll ads using a new "iRoll" app from Innovid . The app allows media buyers to add several...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Comcast, DirecTV, Disney/ABC, Ensequence, IMPALA

--Comcast Launches Android Version of its Xfinity TV App
--DirecTV Releases its iPad App
--Disney/ABC Multiscreen Interactive Oscars Offerings Generate 3 Million+ Views
--Ensequence Named One of NYC's "Hottest Companies"; Relaunches its Web Site
--IMPALA Hails Inclusion of MHEG as Part of Asian DVB-T2 Transmission Trial
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: 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,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Cox, CTAM (Cord Cutting), Delivery Agent, Deutsche Telekom, DigiForge, DirecTV, DISH Network, Dreampark, Endemol (Foursquare), Ensequence

[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive . This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the...

News Round-Up (V): Ensequence, Canoe Ventures, Time Warner Cable, Bright House, Espial, FourthWall, CSG Systems, FreedTV, Google TV

--Ensequence Enabling Interactive TV Advertising for Canoe Ventures, Time Warner Cable, Bright House
--New Version of Espial MediaBase VOD Platform Supports Bandwidth Reservation
--FourthWall Media's Yellow Pages on TV Attracts 200 Advertisers in Three Months
--FourthWall Teams with CSG Systems on EBIF App for Viewing, Paying Cable Bills
--FreedTV's Social TV Platform Approved for Operator Trials
--Google Unveils Initial Line-Up of Google TV Content Partners
--Google TV Round-Up: Jeff Bewkes, Dell, Samsung, YouTube Leanback
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. Ensequence will today announce that its flagship iTV Manager interactive TV platform is enabling interactivity in national ads for Canoe Ventures and in local ads for Time...

News Round-Up (VII): Sezmi, Verizon FiOS TV, Sportskool, S&T, Ensequence

--Sezmi's $4.99-per-Month Hybrid TV Service Now Available in 36 Markets
--Sportskool, Verizon FiOS TV Team on Youth Athletics Campaign
--Strategy & Technology Integrates TSBinder with Ensequence's iTV Manager Platform
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few days for us 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. We apologize...

Feature: Ensequence Develops Interactive TV Commerce Application for QVC

Interactive TV application development company, Ensequence , said Monday that shopping channel, QVC , has tapped its Ensequence Managed Services Group and its iTV Manager Programmer Edition technology to develop an EBIF-based, bound, tcommerce application (note: Ensequence also developed an EBIF version of rival HSN's tcommerce app, Shop by Remote--see the article published on itvt.com, December 3rd; Shop by Remote, which launched nearly four years ago, is currently available on Comcast, Oceanic Time Warner Cable,...

News Round-Up (III)

--Cox Unveils Cisco/tru2way-Powered "Plus Package," Featuring Frog-Designed/NDS-Built "Trio" Guide
--DISH Network, Univision Partner on National RFI Interactive TV Advertising Product
--DVB Completes First Live Transmission Using New DVB-C2 Standard
--Ensequence Partners with Softel, S&T, VDS to Offer Single-Source Interactive TV Platform
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering today's stories in round-up/summary form. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Cox Communications has announced a new "TV experience," called the Plus Package, that is based on tru2way-powered Cisco 8642 HD/DVR and 1642 HD receivers. While the new offering features, among other things, whole-home DVR functionality and an expanded line-up of HD channels, what Cox calls its "crown...

News Round-Up (IV)

--Disney/ABC Releases New Version of the ABC Player App for iPad
--Edgeware, Teleste Partner on VOD Solution
--Ensequence Tapped by Showtime to Bring EBIF-Based Interactive TV to its Sports Programming
--Ensequence-Commissioned Survey Shows Consumer Interest in Interactive TV
--ETSI Publishes New Version of MHEG ITV Middleware Standard Incorporating Interaction Channel
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Disney/ABC Television Group has announced the release of a new version of its ABC Player app for the Apple iPad , following the release of the 3G version...