automatic content recognition

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Flingo, Hulu, ITU

--Flingo Unveils its Automatic Content Recognition Platform
--CEO Kilar Says Hulu Plus Now Has 875,000 Subscribers
--ITU Issues Call for Entries for IPTV Application Challenge
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: Flingo , the new automatic content recognition (ACR) company from BitTorrent co-founder, Ashwin Navin, emerged from stealth mode Thursday, with the launch of "application publishing products [that] seamlessly integrate the Web with the TV experience. Already the largest publisher of smart TV apps," the company's press materials continue, "Flingo is available...

Shazam Raises $32 Million to Continue its Expansion into Interactive TV

Audio-based automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the London-based company is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as TV shows and other content--a process it calls "tagging"), said Wednesday that it has raised $32 million in a funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners , with the participation of existing investor, DN Capital .

SeaChange to Integrate Civolution's Watermarking Technology into its VOD Solutions

--Companies Say Integration Will Facilitate Launch of Early-Window VOD Services

New Edition of Michael Collette's INdustry Column Features Interview with TVIS CEO, Zeev Neumeier

--Interview Centers on the Applications, Economics and Strategy for Content-Aware TV's
[itvt] is pleased to present the latest edition of INdustry , our new column by interactive TV industry veteran, Michael Collette, managing director of MediaTech Strategies.