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TVOT NYC 2014 Keynote Presentation by Alan Wurtzel, President of Research and Media Development at NBCUniversal

[itvt] is pleased to announce "Where Have the Viewers Gone?," a TVOT NYC 2014 keynote presentation by Alan Wurtzel, President of Research and Media Development at NBCUniversal . (Note: TVOT NYC takes place December 9th at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan). You can find more information on this session below, or by accessing the full TVOT Schedule of Sessions at: http://thetvoftomorrowshow.com/announcing-schedule-sessions-tvot-nyc-2014 Register for TVOT NYC 2014: http://tvotnyc2014.eventbrite.com 9:35-10:00AM
Silas Theatre
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Intel, Liberty Global, Invest in Delivery Agent

-- Tcommerce Firm Raises $35.5 Million in Fifth Round of Funding
Delivery Agent said Thursday that it raised $35.5 million in funding from Intel Capital , Liberty Global Ventures , Grazia Equity and other investors in its fifth round of funding. The tcommerce specialist has raised a total of $107.3 million in equity funding, and said its latest round included additional cash from previous investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners . Backing from Intel and Liberty Global provides a big boost for Delivery Agent and the tcommerce...

"Content-Aware Televisions and the Emergence of Hybrid ITV" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of "Content-Aware Televisions and the Emergence of Hybrid 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: Sam Chang , General Manager of Smart-TV Planning, Strategy and Key Partner Management, LG Electronics Michael Collette , Managing Director, MediaTech Strategies ( Moderator ) Dan Eakins , CEO, Zeitera Chris Falkner , VP of Advanced...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Boxee, Brightcove, Comcast, NBC Universal

--Release 1.2 of Boxee Box Software to Include Multiple App Categories
--Brightcove to Move to New 82,000-Square-Foot Facility
--Report: Comcast to Close NBC Universal Digital Studio
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 Developer blog last week, OTT specialist Boxee announced that the upcoming 1.2 release of its software for the Boxee Box will feature new categories for apps. "Up until now, apps have been categorized solely by Video, Photo, and Music," the blog post explained. "With 1.2, we'll...

Hollywood Studios Renew Cable VOD Marketing Push

-- $10 Million Campaign Touts Movies On Demand, Day-and-Date Releases
Ten Hollywood studios renewed a marketing campaign organized by major cable operators looking to tout their video-on-demand platform as best way for viewers watch new movies. The studios and cable MSOs are spending $10 million in cash and cable ad inventory on the campaign, which has the tag line "Push It," from the song by rap group Salt-N-Pepa. Last year, the cable MSOs and studios spent $30 million on a similar campaign called, "The Video...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): NBC Universal, Next New Networks, Nielsen, Ocean Blue Software, Philo, Rovi, Sonic Solutions, Cox

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies and technologies covered in this issue can be found by using itvt.com's search functionality). We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers: our regular...

UK Broadband VOD Service, SeeSaw, in Multi-Year Licensing Deal with NBC Universal

SeeSaw --the UK broadband VOD service that broadcast transmission company, Arqiva, launched following its acquisition of the platform assets of Project Kangaroo, the VOD platform developed by UKVOD, a joint venture between the BBC's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, and terrestrial broadcasters, ITV and Channel 4, for a price believed to be in the £8 million range (note: Project Kangaroo was believed to be close to launch, when it was nixed in February, 2009 by the...

News Round-Up

--Cameron Death Promoted to SVP and GM of NBC Universal Digital Studio
--Comcast Increases VOD Movie Line-Up for Customers in Pacific Northwest by 450%
--MobiTV DRM Allows Video Downloads to BlackBerry Torch for Local Playback
--Total Immersion's Augmented Reality Slot Machine Returns
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: NBC Universal has announced the promotion of Cameron Death to SVP and general manager of its NBC Universal Digital Studio . The latter, which Death has helmed since its launch back in 2008, creates original digital content for major advertisers and distributes it across multiple platforms. "With the Digital Studio, Death has already created an industry-leading and profitable new business...

News Round-Up

--CIMM Announces Plans for Cross-Platform Media Measurement Research Project
--MRC, NCC, MVPD's Collaborate on Guidelines for Creating Consistent Digital Video Viewership Data
--Sam's Club to Deploy WiFi to Facilitate In-Store Demo's of Connected TV Sets
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) --a group that is backed by a number of TV programmers, media agencies and advertisers (its members are AT&T, Belo, CBS, Carat USA, Comcast, ConAgra, Discovery Communications, Gannett, GroupM, Hearst, Interpublic Group's Mediabrands, Microsoft, NBC Universal, News Corp., Omnicom Media Group, P&G, PepsiCo, Starcom MediaVest Group Worldwide, Time Warner, Unilever, Viacom and The...

Canoe Reveals Programming Partners for its Interactive TV Advertising Solutions

--Partners Are Comcast Networks, Discovery Communications, NBC Universal, Rainbow Media
--Will Deploy an RFI Application Later this Quarter
Canoe Ventures , the company tasked with implementing the US cable industry's plans for interactive and addressable advertising (note: its backers are Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House ), said Monday that it has signed separate agreements with Comcast Networks, Discovery Communications, NBC Universal and Rainbow Media that will see those companies launching its national interactive TV advertising solutions across their individual programming networks. Once the partners--which are Canoe's first programming...

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