Interview: Fox, Watchwith and Dijit Executives Discuss Fox Broadcasting's New Digital Content Syndication Network

--Network, Powered by Technologies from Watchwith, Distributes Broadcast-Synchronized Second-Screen Interactive TV Experiences to Third-Party Second-Screen Platforms
Listen to internet radio with Tracy Swedlow on Blog Talk Radio Last month (see the article published on itvt.com, February 26th), Fox Broadcasting launched its "Digital Content Syndication Network," which distributes its broadcast-synchronized second-screen interactive TV experiences--previously available only via its Fox Now apps--to third-party second-screen app providers. It also announced that it had selected Watchwith as its "sync-to-broadcast content management system partner" for the new network.

In this recorded interview...

The iTV Doctor Is In!: Second Screens and the Olympics, Ch. 3

Dear Readers : I intended to write this wrap-up column on Second Screens and the Olympics on Monday. But the events of Saturday morning suggested to me that a preface was in order. Let me also say that, in additional to being a baseball junkie, I am a news junkie. And my college journalism mentor is never far from my shoulder.

Mitt Romney announced on Friday that he would be announcing his VP pick on Saturday morning from Norfolk, VA. All the news outlets--print, radio, television and digital--had plenty of advance notice.

The iTV Doctor Is In!: Second Screens and the Olympics, Ch. 2

Dear Readers : We got some feed back from last week's column , particularly my comments about the future of ACR: While most agreed that set-top box (STB) sync is coming quickly, and has some distinct advantages, it appears that a combination of STB sync and ACR might actually deliver the best experience.

Interview: Founder and CEO, Somrat Niyogi, on Miso's New SideShows Offering

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, " Radio [i]tvt ," Somrat Niyogi , founder and CEO of second-screen social-TV specialist, Miso , discusses his company's recently launched SideShows offering (which it bills as "interactive content experiences that play on your phone while you watch TV"--note: for more on SideShows, see the article published on itvt.com, December 14th), its partnerships with AT&T and DirecTV, and more.

"Broadcast-Synchronized Companion Apps: Lessons from the Field" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of " Broadcast-Synchronized Companion Apps: Lessons from the Field ," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Channing Dawson , Senior Advisor, Scripps Networks (Moderator) John Hashimoto , Director of Product Development for ITV/VOD/Connected TV, The Weather Channel Scott Maddux , SVP of Product Development, Nielsen Lisa Murphy , Head of Sales...

Wes Williams Reviews New Companion Apps from The Weather Channel and Nickelodeon

[itvt] blogger, Wes Williams , director of online production at Scripps Networks , has just published reviews of 1) The Weather Channel' s new Nielsen Media-Sync-based iPad app for the show, "From the Edge with Peter Lik"; and 2) Nickelodeon 's co-viewing app for the Kids Choice Awards.

West Coast Version of OxygenLive Two-Screen Social/Interactive TV Service to Launch Tonight

--Oxygen Says East Coast Version Has Enjoyed Strong Growth Since its December 1st Launch
Oxygen Media , the company behind Oxygen, a US cable channel that targets a female demographic, will tonight (10:00PM Pacific, Tuesday) launch the West Coast version of OxygenLive--an online destination that is designed to add a two-screen social/interactive TV component to its programming--in association with the latest episode of the reality series, "Bad Girls Club." The service allows viewers to chat live, post comments to Facebook and Twitter, and read other fans' posts and tweets...

OxygenLive to Add Two-Screen Social/Interactive TV Component to Oxygen's Original Shows

Oxygen Media --the company behind Oxygen, a US cable channel that targets a female demographic--on Monday announced the pending launch of a Web site, called OxygenLive ( http://www.OxygenLive.com ), which it says will add a two-screen social/interactive TV component to every one of its original series. "Fans no longer have to wait until the next morning to chat around the water cooler about the latest show gossip," the company says in its promotional materials for...

frog design Develops Twitter-Powered Two-Screen Social/Interactive TV App for the iPhone/iPod touch

--Endemol Said to Be Working on Twitter App
frog design --a 40-year-old San Francisco-based company which describes itself as "a global innovation firm" that "works with the world's leading companies, helping them to create and bring to market meaningful products, services, and experiences" and which says it maintains a staff of "more than 400 designers, technologists, strategists, and analysts (its clients include Disney, GE, HP, Logitech, Microsoft, MTV and Yahoo!)--contacted [itvt] last week to let us know about a new, Twitter-powered two-screen social/interactive...

LiveHive Leverages its tvClickr Social TV App to Measure "Social Engagement" with TV Shows

--Ranks "One Tree Hill" as Top-Performing Show
LiveHive Systems , a Waterloo, Canada-based provider of interactive and social TV solutions last week launched its "Social Engagement Index," which it says is designed to measure how viewers are "socially engaging with TV while they watch." The company--which claims to have provided social TV content to over a million viewers through partnerships with networks and through its tvClickr social TV Facebook application (allows viewers to chat with their online social network of friends while...