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Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): HSN, Intel, Intrasonics, Ball State University

--HSN Enables Second-Screen tCommerce via QR Codes
--Intel to Close its Digital Home Group
--ACR-Based Interactive TV Company, Intrasonics, Launches SDK
--Ball State University Center for Media and Design in ACR Partnership with Intrasonics
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. Multiplatform retailer, HSN (which has a history of pioneering interactive TV/tcommerce in the US), debuted Quick Response (QR) codes as a tcommerce mechanism on its HSN HD channel during its recent Innovation Weekend (October 7th-10th). "Reaffirming its position as a leader in transactional innovation, HSN will be the first ever retailer...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): TOLN, UMG, TVplus, Disney, Universal, Comcast

--TOLN Partners with Universal Music Group to Bring Music Purchases to Online Soap Operas
--ACR Company, TVplus, Powers Second Screen Experience for Disney's "The Lion King"
--Universal Abandons Plan to Release "Tower Heist" Three Weeks after Theatrical Release
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. The Online Network (TOLN) contacted [itvt] last week to let us know about a new deal which, among other things, will see it enabling ecommerce on its online versions of the soap operas, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." TOLN "has partnered with Universal Music Group (UMG)...to license music...

New iTV Doctor Column Features Videos of the Finalists from CTAM's 2nd Annual iTV Idol Contest

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Discovery, "Penn & Teller," Ensequence, Intenuum

--Discovery's "Penn & Teller Tell a Lie" to Offer Second-Screen Interactive TV Experience
--Ensequence Provides More Information about its CTAM iTV Idol Contest Entry
--Intenuum Launches ACR-Based Interactive TV Advertising App for iPhone
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. Discovery...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Shazam, STMicroelectronics, Fraunhofer HHI, TelVue

--ACR Company, Shazam, Begins Offering Unlimited Free Tagging on iOS Devices
--ST, Fraunhofer HHI Unveil Standards-Based 3D Adaptive Video-Streaming Software Receiver
--TelVue Launches B1000 HyperCaster IP Broadcast Server
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. Audio-based automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the company, which is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as unlock supplemental content associated with TV shows--a process it calls "tagging"--recently raised $32 million in order to further its efforts to target...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Miso, DirecTV, "Dexter," MOG, Samsung, NBC, Yahoo!

--Miso Offers DirecTV Subs Broadcast-Synchronized Social/Interactive TV Experience for "Dexter"
--MOG Launches Music-Streaming Service on Samsung Connected TV's, Blu-ray Players
--NBC Previewing Episodes of "Up All Night" and "Whitney" on Yahoo!
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. Earlier...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): itaas, Nagra, Gracenote, Netflix, Discovery Communications

--itaas Hires Dave Hansen to Lead Sales
--Nagra Integrates Gracenote's eyeQ into its Multiscreen TV Solution
--Netflix in Streaming Deal with Discovery Communications
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. Interactive TV technology services company, itaas , has hired Dave Hansen to lead its sales team. Hansen, who will report to president and CEO, Vibha Rustagi, was previously in sales management at Scientific-Atlanta and Cisco. According to itaas, he has extensive experience working with cable MSO's. "Having Dave responsible for our...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Television Academy, Emmys, TVplus, Ustream, BigLook360

--Television Academy Taps ACR Company, TVplus, to Power iPad Companion Experience for Emmys Telecast
--Academy Will Also Offer iPhone App, Ustream-Powered Companion Show for the Telecast
--BigLook360 to Power Live Interactive Video Coverage of Emmys Red Carpet for People Magazine
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 (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 (I): BBC, BitTorrent, Vestel, CBS

--Report: BBC Trialing Audio Watermarking-Based Two-Screen Interactive TV
--BitTorrent, Vestel to Showcase Prototype of "BitTorrent Certified" TV Set
--CBS Launches Fall Preview iPad App
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. The BBC is...

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