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Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ACTV8.me, AOL, BCM

--Social-TV Company, ACTV8.me, Trumpets Digital Wallets, Launches Loyalty Program
--AOL Launches Curated Online Video Portal, AOL On
--BCM Awarded Interactive TV Patent
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 ( note: discount registration ends midnight next Monday! ), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Due to the volume of news generated by the NAB Show last week, we anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Shazam, Social-TV Investment, Sony, Google TV, Triveni, BCM

--Shazam Releases Update to its ACR Technology, Allowing Faster "Tagging" of TV Shows
--All Things Digital's Kafka: Investment in Social TV Still "Fairly Modest"
--Report: European Launch of Sony Google TV Devices Pushed Back to September
--Triveni Digital, BCM to Partner on Interactive TV Demo at NAB
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. 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 unlock supplemental content associated with TV shows--a process it calls "tagging"), has released Shazam 5.0, which it bills as a "major...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Jivox Raises $8.2 Million for Mobile Advertising Play -- Kudelski Group to Cut 270 Jobs -- BCM Wins Patent for Measuring 'Second-by-Second' Interactive TV Responses -- Adobe Buys Video Advertising Platform Auditude -- Charter Integrates Portal with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ABC, Prospect Park, BCM, itaas, Bluefin Labs

--ABC-Prospect Park Deal to Revive Canceled Soap Operas Online and on Connected TV
--BCM's Clickable TV Tech to Be Offered as Part of itaas's EBIF-Based iLaunch Suite
--Bluefin Labs Launches Metrics System for Quantifying Social Media Response to Linear TV
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: ABC said Thursday that it has licensed its canceled soap operas, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," to production company, Prospect Park . Under the terms of the exclusive multi-year agreement, Prospect Park will take over production of "All My Children" (whose last broadcast episode on ABC will air...

BCM Deploys Onyx Platform in Montgomery, Ala.

-- Interactive TV Vendor Touts Rollout as Model for Cable-Broadcast Cooperation
Billing it as a model for the way local cable operators can team up with broadcasters on interactive advertising and programming, BCM landed the first deployment of its new Onyx enhanced TV platform in Montomery, Ala. Local NBC affiliate WSFA-TV and Fox affiliate WCOV-TV are using BCM's Onyx MetaCast and Onyx Vantage products to deliver interactive programming and advertising to subscribers of local cable operator Knology Inc. The local advertisers using the platform to create...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): 9x9, International BBC iPlayer, BCM

--9x9 Launches Personalizable Interactive Program Guide for Connected TV's --International Version of BBC iPlayer to Launch This Year, Cost Less than $10 per Month --BCM Appoints CFO, VP of Engineering
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We anticipate that it will take us a couple of days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: 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...

BCM (formerly BackChannelMedia) Appoints Two to its Board

BCM (formerly known as BackChannelMedia)--a company that offers a patent-pending technology called Clickable TV, which allows viewers to forward or "bookmark" information from their TV to a personal Web portal or to their email account--said Wednesday that it has appointed Herb Brennan and Michael Evanisko to its board of directors.

Knology, WSFA and WCOV to Launch BCM's (BackChannelMedia) EBIF-Based "Clickable TV" Tech

--Interactive TV Technology Lets Viewers "Bookmark" Information from Programs and Ads for Later Viewing
BCM (formerly known as BackChannelMedia)--a company that offers a patent-pending technology called Clickable TV, which allows viewers to forward or "bookmark" information from their TV to a personal Web portal or to their email account--said Wednesday that it is launching the technology in Montgomery, Alabama in association with cable operator, Knology , and two local TV stations. According to the company--which says that Clickable TV is "the first of several groundbreaking products and services" that...