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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Turner Sports, "March Madness," TV Everywhere, JadooTV, Vidillion, Visiware, Vizrt, Trendrr, WinView, Witbe, YuMe, zeebox, BlackBerry, Zixi, Thomson

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 ( June 25th-26th in San Francisco ), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format. Due to the volume of news generated by the NAB and MIPTV shows, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all recent developments--so if your company has briefed us on an announcement or sent us...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Livefyre, Bottle Rocket, Watchwith, Bravo, BBC Worldwide, Monterosa, "Top Gear," MTVu, Nintendo, TiVo, Netflix, QuickPlay, BlackBerry, Rentrak, RADiUS-TWC

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2012 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a couple of...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Amazon, Lovefilm, Channel 4, BBC, YouTube, BlackBerry, CBS Sports, Super Bowl, Civolution, Mobovivo, DG, 2Cfilm, Service2Media, Scripps Networks, Clearleap

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2012 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period--as well as the huge volume of news generated earlier this month by CES 2013--we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IX): YuMe, zeebox, Gracenote, Comcast Xfinity TV, BlackBerry, Sky, Virgin Media, Ex Machina

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2012 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period--as well as the huge volume of news currently being generated by CES 2013--we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC, BlackBerry, BigBand Networks, AT&T

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through August 1st
--BBC iPlayer and BBC News Web Icons Launched for BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet
--BigBand Networks to Power Local Ad Insertion for AT&T U-verse 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: The BBC has released the schedule of programming and interactive content that will be available via the BBC Red Button service through August 1st. General programming highlights, according to an email from a BBC spokesperson, include: "1) BBC Proms: Press the red button to enjoy Maestro Cam, featuring Sir Roger Norrington...

News Round-Up

--Cameron Death Promoted to SVP and GM of NBC Universal Digital Studio
--Comcast Increases VOD Movie Line-Up for Customers in Pacific Northwest by 450%
--MobiTV DRM Allows Video Downloads to BlackBerry Torch for Local Playback
--Total Immersion's Augmented Reality Slot Machine Returns
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: NBC Universal has announced the promotion of Cameron Death to SVP and general manager of its NBC Universal Digital Studio . The latter, which Death has helmed since its launch back in 2008, creates original digital content for major advertisers and distributes it across multiple platforms. "With the Digital Studio, Death has already created an industry-leading and profitable new business...

News Round-Up (III): DISH Network, Sling Media, Epix, Netflix, ESPN

--DISH to Let Subscribers Access TV on iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and Android
--Report: Epix Negotiating Five-Year, $1 Billion Exclusive Streaming Deal with Netflix
--ESPN Secures VOD Rights to Archived English Premier League Soccer Matches
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few days for us 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. We apologize...

Mobile Interactive TV Veteran, Kai Buehler, Named US CEO of Mobile Marketing Company, mms

--Transpera Raises $9 Million in BlackBerry Partners-Led Third Round of Funding
Mobile marketing company, mobile messaging solutions ( mms ), said Wednesday that it has appointed Kai Buehler as its US CEO. According to the company, Buehler, who for the past four years has led MindMatics' North American operations, will be tasked with leading its efforts to increase its presence in the US mobile marketing and interactive TV spaces. He will be based out of the company's new Los Angeles office.

Buehler succeeds...

Turner Classic Movies Launches App for iPhone/iPod touch, BlackBerry, Android

--Qik Upgrades Its Recently Launched Qik VideoCamera iPhone/iPod touch App
--Report: Netflix on iPhone Later this Year
--Verizon FiOS TV Launches Remote Scheduling App for Android
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) last week announced the launch of a new mobile phone application that will initially be available for i Phone/iPod touch, BlackBerry and Android handheld devices, and that the company says will subsequently support "dozens" of additional handhelds. "The TCM mobile device application is the ultimate mobile experience for classic film fans and is an important part of our strategy to solidify TCM's position as a lifestyle brand," Dennis Adamovich, TCM's SVP...

TiVo Remote-Scheduling App Launched for BlackBerry Smartphones

--TiVo's Audience Research Arm Has Mixed News for "The Jay Leno Show"
TiVo and Research in Motion (RIM) on Wednesday launched a free remote-scheduling application for BlackBerry devices. The app, which works with standalone TiVo Series2 and later DVR's (but not with TiVo-enabled cable and satellite boxes) and requires BlackBerry OS 4.2.0 or later, features an interface that replicates the look-and-feel of the standard TiVo set-top interface. Among other things, the app lets users browse programming categories, popular shows, and daily picks; search for shows by keyword,...

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