Super-early-bird registration for [itvt]'s seventh annual TV of Tomorrow Show (June 25th-26th, 2013, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco) ends at midnight tonight, February 28th . Super-early-bird registration allows you to attend the TV of Tomorrow Show for just $775 , representing a savings of $500 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event).

Interview: Cognitive Networks' New CEO, Michael Collette, on Developing Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) Technology for Smart TV

Listen to internet radio with Tracy Swedlow on Blog Talk Radio Michael Collette --whose career includes stints as SVP of marketing at OpenTV, as CEO of uCentric Systems and PhyFlex Networks, as a strategy consultant to Google TV, Canoe Ventures and Cisco, and, of course, as a columnist for [itvt] --was recently named CEO of Cognitive Networks , a company that specializes in the development of automatic content recognition (ACR) solutions for smart TV's.

[itvt] Presents...The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013, June 25-26 in San Francisco

  • TVOT 2013 Will Feature Three Tracks, Close to 200 Expert Speakers and Panelists, and the Presentation of the 10th Annual Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television
  • Expanded Venue Will Accommodate Event's Rapid Growth
  • Tickets on Sale Now : Special Early-Bird and Group Rates Available
[itvt] is pleased to announce that the seventh annual TV of Tomorrow Show (TVOT) will take place June 25th-26th (Tuesday-Wednesday) at San Francisco 's famous Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) , where we have secured additional space this year to keep pace with the event's recent rapid growth . The TV of Tomorrow Show has been widely praised not only as a true experts' conference that attracts a veritable "who's who" of the...

Interview: Delivery Agent CEO, Mike Fitzsimmons, on Samsung's Integration of the Delivery Agent Tcommerce Platform with its Smart TV's

Listen to internet radio with Tracy Swedlow on Blog Talk Radio PART 2 At CES Monday, tcommerce specialist, Delivery Agent , announced that Samsung (which recently made a $5 million investment in the company) will incorporate the Delivery Agent TV Wallet Contextual Commerce Platform into its connected TV's.

In this recorded interview with [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow, Delivery Agent CEO , Mike Fitzsimmons , discusses the Samsung integration and its significance.

INdustry: DisplaySearch Provides Much-Needed Data on the Smart-TV Landscape

The search is over. I've been looking around for some time for market data on smart-TV shipments, and it's been relatively elusive--until now. Earlier this year, DisplaySearch, a long-established market data company, started publishing their smart-TV report.

Emmy Nominee Interview: Aaron Bleyaert, Timothy Campbell and John Wooden on the Team Coco Sync App

Listen to internet radio with Tracy Swedlow on Blog Talk Radio In this INTERVIEW --one of a series of interviews that [itvt] has been conducting with the nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media (see the article published on, July 18th)--three executives from late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien's Team Coco/ConacoTV --senior digital producer, Aaron Bleyaert ; director of product development, Timothy Campbell ; and general manager/executive producer,...

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.

INdustry: Civolution Supersizes ACR with Ad Info

It feels like the ACR business is starting to shift gears. Whereas last year, I think the market was working to grock the scope and importance of ACR and its ability to connect devices and cloud services to traditional TV, now it seems like we're digging in a bit and starting to figure out how to actually do all this stuff.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): A+E, thePlatform, Audible Magic, Accelerated Media

--A+E Networks Taps thePlatform for Online Video
--Audible Magic Awarded Three Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) Patents
--Accelerated Media Integrates Audible Magic's ACR Solutions into its ITV Technology
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. Comcast-owned white-label video publishing company, thePlatform , said Wednesday that A+E Networks has selected its mpx platform as the online video logistics system for its A&E , Bio , History and Lifetime channels, and will also use it for its other channel brands in the future. "A+E Networks looked...

The iTV Doctor Is In!: Did the Super Bowl Just Reinvent Interactive Television?

Dear Readers :

Didja happen to catch the following image in the Best Buy ad during Sunday's Super Bowl?

The interactive television sands have just shifted under our feet, all because of the folks at Shazam. They enabled ads from the likes of Toyota,, Pepsi, Best Buy and others to engage viewers in a true interactive television experience. During THE SUPER BOWL!...