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Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo, Rogers Communications, Akoo, Audible Magic, TMS

--Report: ActiveVideo CTO, John Callahan, Stepping Down for New Role at Rogers Communications
--Shopping-Mall Interactive TV Company, Akoo, Awarded Japanese Patent
--ACR Specialist, Audible Magic, Partners with Metadata Specialist, Tribune Media Services
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. Cable-technology veteran, John Callahan , is stepping down as CTO of cloud-based interactive TV specialist, ActiveVideo Networks , to join Canadian cable operator, Rogers Communications , Light Reading Cable's Jeff Baumgartner reported Thursday. While his title and start date are "not immediately known," Baumgartner wrote, he will apparently be...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): adRise, Akoo, Bravo, Warner Bros.

--adRise Launches Interactive Advertising Platform for Connected TV
--Akoo Awarded Patents for Technology that Lets Smartphones and Tablets Control On-Demand TV
--Bravo Launches Facebook Game, Will Feature Each Week's Winner on "Watch What Happens: Live"
--Warner Bros. Launches Facebook Game for "The Big Bang Theory"
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. San Francisco-based start-up, adRise , exited stealth mode earlier this week with the launch of an interactive advertising platform for connected-TV devices, which it bills as "allowing advertisers to reach audiences via Internet-connected TV's, and publishers to earn TV-like ad revenue, via a real-time bidding exchange. adRise has been operating under...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Accenture, Mediaset, Akoo, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon

--Accenture Builds OTT Solution for Italian Commercial Broadcaster, Mediaset
--Akoo Integrates its Interactive Out-of-Home Social-TV Network with Facebook and Twitter
--Amazon Launches Instant Streaming Service for Amazon Prime Customers
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. New York-based management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, Accenture , has announced that it has built an OTT solution for Italian commercial broadcaster, Mediaset , that is being marketed as part of the latter's Mediaset Premium offer. "The [Premium Net TV] solution will allow Mediaset customers to enjoy a seamless consumer...

Arbitron Study Claims Ads in Social TV Environment Outperform Traditional Broadcast TV Equivalents

--Study Commissioned by Social TV Company, Akoo
Akoo , a Chicago-based company that operates a social music television network for out-of-home environments (note: earlier this month, the company announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded it a patent covering "an apparatus and method of using mobile devices to select on-demand content and socially interact with programming across networked digital video and Internet protocol television services through SMS text messaging or mobile applications"-- see the article published on itvt.com, January...

OOH Social Music TV Network Operator, Akoo, Awarded Patent for Mobile Interaction Technology

Akoo , a Chicago-based company that operates a social music television network for out-of-home environments, announced Wednesday that the US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded it a patent (#7,647,613) covering "an apparatus and method of using mobile devices to select on-demand content and socially interact with programming across networked digital video and Internet protocol (IP) television services through SMS text messaging or mobile applications."

According to Akoo, the patented technology currently...