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Interview: Visiware's PlayAlong Second-Screen Interactive TV Platform

Visiware , a company best known for its interactive TV games, recently announced that its PlayAlong second-screen platform has added interactivity to over 700 broadcasts across 10 countries (see the article published on itvt.com, May 20th). [itvt] recently emailed some questions about PlayAlong to Visiware, and the company's responses are below (note: our regular daily news coverage will return shortly):

Samsung CES News Round-Up

--Launches AdHub Interactive Ad Platform for its Smart TV's, Partners with Rovi and YuMe
--Redesigns Smart Hub UI with "Smart Interactions" Voice- and Motion-Control, and Other New Features
--Reveals Plans to Future-Proof its Connected TV's via "Smart Evolution"
--Launches Camera System that Brings Connected-TV Functionality to Regular HDTV's
--Expects to Achieve 20 Million App-Downloads Milestone this Month
--Launches New Family-Focused Apps
--Partners with Rovio to Bring "Angry Birds" to its Connected TV's
--Partners with DirecTV to Enable "Boxless" Viewing
--Will Offer UltraViolet-Powered "Disc to Digital" Feature on its Blu-ray Players
--Demo's Pay-TV Apps from Comcast, TWC
Samsung generated a fair amount of news at CES. Here is a round-up: The company has launched Samsung AdHub , an interactive advertising platform for its Samsung Smart TV platform. "Through the newly announced AdHub service, brands can deliver 3D, video and interactive advertisements into the living room via Samsung's market-leading Smart TV's," it states in its press materials. "Samsung AdHub allows delivery of advertisements to the front page of Samsung's Smart TV interface, with...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): PlayJam, Relentless, Slingo, Roku, Target

--PlayJam to Launch Relentless Software's "Quiz Climber" Game on its Connected-TV Games Portal
--PlayJam in Connected-TV Games Partnership with Slingo
--Roku Boxes Now Available at Target
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. Interactive...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): TvTak, VH1, Visiware

--TvTak Demo's its Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) Technology
--VH1 to Bring Back "Pop Up Video" with New Interactive and UGC Elements
--Visiware Launches its Playin'TV Interactive TV Games Service on Bouygues Telecom's Bbox
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Ooyala, Facebook, PlayJam, Panasonic, Totalmovie, RCDb

--Ooyala Launches Social-TV Solution for Facebook
--PlayJam to Launch Interactive TV Games Channel on Panasonic Viera Connect-Enabled HDTV's
--Totalmovie Selects RCDb's WatchWith Platform to Deliver VOD to Blu-ray Players, Sony PS3
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Accedo Broadband, Adobe, AdoTube, Jetmind Technologies

--Accedo Broadband: 20 Million TV Apps Used in Past 12 Months
--Adobe Says its "TV Everywhere" Authentication Solution Covers 90% of US Pay-TV Market
--AdoTube Acquires Jetmind Technologies, Launches "In-Screen" Mobile Advertising Program
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IX): Starz, SyncTV, African Music Channel, Roku, Samsung, Visiware

--Starz Ends Contract-Renewal Negotiations with Netflix
--SyncTV to Deliver African Movie Channel to Roku Players, Samsung Connected TV's
--Visiware Launches PlayAlong Second-Screen Interactive TV Solution
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 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. Premium programming service...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Accedo Broadband, Roku, ActiveVideo, P&F, Philips, Amazon

--Accedo Broadband Launches Interactive TV Casual Games on Roku 2
--ActiveVideo's CloudTV Technology and TAG Games Now Available on Philips Connected-TV Sets
--Amazon Instant Video Now Offers 100,000+ Titles, Amazon Prime 9,000+ Titles
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as 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 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 news covered...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): DirecTV, PlayStation 3, Sportsman Channel, FA Cup, Facebook

--DirecTV Enhances NFL Sunday Ticket, Makes it Available on PlayStation 3
--DirecTV Launches Sportsman Channel's VOD Service
--FA Cup Opening Game to Be Streamed Live on Facebook
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as 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 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 news covered...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Netflix, Neulion, Roku

--Netflix Now Supported on 22 Android Smartphones and Tablets
--Neulion Powering Broadband Video for Billie Jean King's World TeamTennis League
--Next Generation of Roku's OTT Set-Tops Features Support for Casual Gaming
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: In a posting on its corporate blog, Wednesday, Netflix announced that it has just added support for its service on "a large number" of Android devices. According to Netflix's Android Market page, its service is now supported on the following Android smartphones and tablets: Casio G'zOne Commando C771 with Android 2.2,...

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