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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Toshiba, Intel, Cisco, NDS, Civolution, Cox, NBC, Epix, Xbox, "Star Trek," Feist, Mastodon, Fox, Yahoo!, eTF1, Atos

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days to catch up with all recent developments, so...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Fox, ACTV8.me, ATVOD, BBC Red Button, 2012 Olympics

--Fox Invests in, Signs Second-Screen Interactive TV Deal with ACTV8.me
--Amazon Instant Video App Launches on Sony PlayStation3
--ATVOD Reduces Fees for VOD Providers
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through April 7th
--BBC to Offer 24 HD-Quality Streams of 2012 Olympics Coverage via the Red Button
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. ACTV8.me , the social-TV start-up which earlier this year announced that it had formed a partnership with reality-TV producer Mark Burnett's One Three Television (see the article published on itvt.com, January 3rd), said Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to deploy multiple second-screen interactive TV experiences for Fox...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): EBU, HbbTV, Flingo, Fox, Red Hot Chili Peppers

--EBU Members Offered White-Label HbbTV Apps for Olympics, Eurovision Song Contest
--Flingo Raises $7 Million to Expand Device Footprint, ACR Infrastructure
--Fox, Red Hot Chili Peppers Launch Interactive Videos
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. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced last week that its members will be offered generic HbbTV applications for deployment during the Olympics and the Eurovision Song Contest (note: HbbTV is a pan-European hybrid-TV initiative that aims to harmonize the delivery of broadcast and broadband content through connected-TV devices). "Three...

Miso Sees Demand for Synchronized SideShows

-- CBS, Showtime, Fox, Food, DirecTV Use Miso to Deliver Interactive Content to Mobile Devices
Social TV firm Miso said it is seeing increased demand for its new SideShow product, which allows programmers, advertisers and distributors to deliver content to mobile phones and tablets that is synchronized with TV programming. The company, which had announced previously that Showtime was using its Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology to deliver bonus content from its Dexter series that is synchronized with the broadcast, said Wednesday that several other programmers have built SideShows. Networks...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- The X Factor uses Twitter to Collect Vote -- Wertheimer Named President of Digital at Fox Broadcasting -- Fox Strikes TV Everywhere Deals with Mediacom, Verizon -- Roku Scores Pac-Man and Galaga for Casual Game Offering -- Cable Operators Launch Movies On Demand Facebook App

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Amazon.com, Fox, Clikthrough, Comcast Spotlight

--Amazon.com in Instant-Streaming Deal with Fox
--Clikthrough Powers Interactive Video for Bergdorf Goodman
--Comcast Spotlight Has Delivered 1,000+ ITV Ad Campaigns, Generating 2.7 Billion+ Impressions
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a couple of 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. Amazon.com...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Fox, ABC, Google, Motorola Mobility, Music Choice

--Fox Implements "TV Everywhere" Model for its Online Programming, ABC Set to Follow
--Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
--Music Choice Says its Interactive Music Video Network, SWRV, Has Generated 20 Million Interactions
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as working on our second annual TVOT NYC Intensive event--we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a few more 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Time Warner Cable, Fox, TiVo, Best Buy

--Time Warner Cable to Offer Fox Programming on Primetime On Demand
--TiVo to Begin $100 Million Stock Repurchase Program
--TiVo-Powered Insignia TV's Now Available at Best Buy
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. Time Warner Cable...

John Gilles Joins Coincident TV

-- Digital Media Veteran named EVP of Sales and Marketing and GM of Coincident Studios
Interactive video technology provider Coincident TV named cable TV and Internet veteran John Gilles executive vice president of sales and marketing and general manager of Coincident Studios . The former general manager of San Francisco-based studio Code and Theory , Gilles specializes in new product development, programming development, content production and digital content business strategy for several top media companies, including Fox , Warner Bros. , Comcast , Time Warner , Electronic Arts , PBS...

Comcast Adds ABC, Fox Series to Free VOD Lineup

-- MSO Disables Fast-Forward Function
Comcast Corp. added popular series from ABC and Fox to its lineup of free video-on-demand programming, boasting that it is the first pay TV provider to offer content from all four Big Four networks on demand. While Comcast subscribers will be able to watch programs such as Fox's "Fringe" and "Glee" and ABC's "Castle" and "Cougar Town," they won't be able to skip the commercials. Comcast said that it has disabled the fast-forward function in...

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