Fox Taps Coincident TV to Power Interactive Video Player for "So You Think You Can Dance"

--"SYTYCD Superfan Experience" Lets Viewers Watch Full-Length Interactive Episodes Online
Fresh from receiving an Interactive Media Emmy nomination for the "Glee Superfan Experience," an interactive video player it created for Fox's primetime musical series, "Glee" (see the article published on, July 8th), Coincident TV --a San Francisco-based start-up that earlier this year launched its "hypervideo" software suite, which it says combines online video, social media, Web links and commerce into a single immersive experience (see the article published on, April 13th)--has been tapped...

Nominees Announced for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) has announced the nominees for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media.

The nominees for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Fiction are: Dexter Interactive ( : Showtime Networks, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions. Glee Hyperpromo And Superfan ( : Coincident TV, Fox Broadcasting, Glee. Star Wars...

News Round-Up (III): ESPN-Xbox, Fox's Bitbop, Current TV

--ESPN, Microsoft in Exclusive Xbox Live Deal, Xbox Live GM Discusses Significance of Kinect for ITV
--Fox's Mobile VOD Service, Bitbop, Officially Launches
--Hollywood Reporter Details "Troubles" Facing Current TV
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 apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. We will resume our regular format and publishing schedule tomorrow (Tuesday). ESPN has announced an exclusive deal with Microsoft to bring a range of content and services to the Xbox 360. "Beginning in November," ESPN states in its press materials, "Xbox Live Gold members...

News Round-Up (III): Charter-Disney, Coincident TV-Fox, Univision-DISH

--Charter Adds Free VOD Content from a Range of Disney Networks
--Coincident TV Develops Interactive Video Player for Fox's "Glee"
--Univision World Cup Channel on DISH Network Features Interactive TV Voting
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. Charter Communications has announced that it has completed the launch of free VOD programming from Disney-owned networks ABC , ABC Family , Disney Channel , Disney XD ,...

Gotuit-Brightcove Partnership Launches First Project: a Video Portal for Fox's "Hell's Kitchen"

Earlier this year, Gotuit Media --a company that offers metadata technologies which, among other things, allow end-users to instantly access the parts of a piece of video that interest them, and which can also be used by video publishers to allow end-users to make mash-ups out of their content, using metadata-defined virtual video clips--announced that it had formed a partnership with broadband video platform provider, Brightcove, which it said would "enable joint Brightcove and Gotuit...

News Round-Up

--BBC iPlayer, Sky Mobile TV, Livestation Now Available for Apple iPad
--BBC Announces Red-Button Interactive TV Programming Line-Up through June 18th
--CRTC Allows Advertising on VOD programs
--CJ HelloVision Launches Social TV-Enabled Broadband Video Service
--DMGT Fined £225,000 for Closing Teletext
--Fox Mobile Beta-Launches Bitbop Mobile TV Service
--Overlay TV Powers Interactive Video for Tory Burch
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: In time for the Apple iPad's launch in the UK, 1) the BBC has announced the availability in beta of an iPad version of the BBC iPlayer, that is based on the so-called iPlayer "Bigscreen site"; 2) Sky has announced the availability in the Apple App Store of an iPad version of Sky Mobile TV; and 3)...

News Round-Up

--Major Broadcasters Form Mobile TV Content Joint Venture
--History Channel Using Foursquare to Promote New Show
--Intel Demo's PVR Concept
--ON24 Launches "Social Webcasting" Platform
--Softel Working to Streamline Closed Caption Workflow on Avid Editing Systems
--Interactive Video Specialist, Veeple, Launches "VeepleTV"
--YuMe Announces Support for Microsoft Silverlight
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: 12 major US broadcasters-- Belo Corp., Cox Media Group, EW Scripps, Fox, Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television, ION Television, Media General, Meredith Corp., NBC, Post-Newsweek Stations and Raycom Media -- have announced plans to form a standalone joint venture to develop a new national mobile content service. According to the broadcasters, the service will use existing...

Ben Silverman's Electus, MTV, P&G and Actress America Ferrera to Produce Interactive TV Show

--"Multicultural Interactive Series" Will Let Viewers Help Determine its Storylines
--iPhone/iPod touch/iPad App Launched for Fox Network Medical Drama Series, "House"
--CBS's Online Companion Series, "Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side" Returns for Fourth Season
MTV Networks and veteran producer Ben Silverman 's Electus studio on Monday announced plans to develop and produce "the first-ever multicultural, interactive series built for the digital age for MTV." The series, entitled " Pedro & Maria " and billed as a "modern-day Romeo & Juliet" story, will be executive produced by Silverman and by actress America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") and her production company, Take Fountain ; co-executive produced by Quiara Alegria Hudes (author of...

News Round-Up

--AirTies, GooMe Interactive in OTT Partnership
--Brightcove Tapped to Power New Finnish Broadband TV Service
--Analyst: EchoStar May Buy TiVo
--Google Launches Search Stories Video Creator
--Juniper to Acquire Ankeena
--Telstra in OTT Deal with LG Electronics, ABC (Australia) in OTT Deal with Sony
--Netflix's New Deals with Fox, Universal Impose 28-Day Delay on Streaming New Releases
--ninemsn Launches Catch-Up TV Service
--Visible Measures to Support HTML5 Video Measurement
--Wowza, Digital Rapids in Three-Screen Video Partnership
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: AirTies and GooMe Interactive have announced a joint OTT solution, consisting of 1) an AirTies set-top box with advanced graphics capabilities, supporting pause-live-TV and progressive download via Flash memory (i.e. without the need for a hard drive), and 2) GooMe's M Cube platform, which the company bills as "a content management system that allows the...

Coincident TV Powers Interactive, Facebook-Integrated "Social Trailer" for Fox's "Glee"

--Represents First Deployment of Company's "Hypervideo" Technology
San Francisco-based start-up, Coincident TV (CTV) , contacted [itvt] Monday to let us know that it has been tapped by broadcaster Fox to power a Facebook-integrated, interactive "social trailer" for the primetime musical series, " Glee ." The deal represents the first commercial deployment of the company's "hypervideo" technology.

The technology, which the company bills as "bring[ing] the entire Web inside the video player, incorporating everything--links, contextualized videos, ads, social media, games,...