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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Dreamworks Animation, AwesomenessTV, BBC, Blip, Blippar, Brightcove, CBS Interactive, CCP Games, The Chernin Group, Comcast, Mediaocean

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. Dreamworks Animation to Acquire Teen-Focused YouTube Network, AwesomenessTV, for $33 Million+ BBC Releases Red Button Interactive TV Schedule through May 11th BBC Three to Make Eight New Online Pilots Available on iPlayer Blip Unveils Line-Up of Original Web Series as Part of Transformation from...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo, Aereo, Amazon, Antik, Audible Magic, BBC, Big Frame, Beachfront Media, Blip, My Damn Channel, Boxee, CBS Interactive, Charter, Cisco, Apalya

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco-- special $300 discount on tickets ends midnight April 30th! ), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format. Cloud-Based Interactive TV Specialist, ActiveVideo Networks, Names Ronald Brockmann CTO Controversial TV-Placeshifting Service, Aereo, Announces Boston Roll-Out Broadcasters Appeal Ruling by Panel of Second Circuit Court of Appeals that Aereo's Streaming of their Signals...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Ceefax, Bravo Media, Cablevision, CBS Interactive, Cisco CCAP

Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (December 10th in New York City) , we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format: BBC Releases iPlayer Stats for September BBC Releases Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule through October 27th BBC Shuts Down its Pioneering Interactive TV Service, Ceefax, as UK's Analog Switch-Off Reaches Northern Ireland Bravo Media Teams with Latitude Research on Study...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CBS Interactive, Clikthrough, Gucci, Hearst, DECE

--CBS Interactive's New "Star Trek" iPad App Proving Popular
--Clikthrough in Interactive Video Deals with Gucci, Hearst Publishing
--DECE Launches B2B Licensing Program for its UltraViolet Digital Rights Locker System
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: CBS Interactive contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that its recently launched $4.99 "Star Trek PADD App " for iPad (see the article published on itvt.com, July 11th) is proving successful. Although "it's only been available for two days, in the US it's beamed up to the #1 Paid...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CBS Interactive, "Star Trek," Channel 4, Facebook, Cisco

--CBS Interactive Launches "Star Trek" App for iPad
--Channel 4 to Offer Live Streaming Coverage of its T4 on the Beach Event through Facebook
--Report: Cisco Selling Off its Set-Top Box Manufacturing Facility
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: CBS Interactive on Monday announced the launch of the official " Star Trek PADD " (stands for "Personal Access Display Device") app for iPad. Priced at $4.99 and available in the Apple App Store, the app "features an authentic reproduction of the LCARS interface--the fictional computer operating system depicted in the...

CBS Interactive Books Multiplatform 'Live On Letterman' Concerts

-- Vevo Distribution Deal Delivers Concerts to iPhone, iPad
CBS Interactive Music Group is expanding its "Live On Letterman" concert series, signing several major artists to perform extended sets after their appearances on its late-night talk show. Upcoming concerts include a May 11 performance from Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs, who will stick around after appearing on the "Late Show with David Letterman" to jam for online viewers. In addition to streaming the concert on CBS.com, it will be available live and on...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC, Cabot Communications, CBS Interactive

--BBC Says Interactive Online/Red-Button Spin-Off Show, "Becoming Human," Proving Popular
--DVB Middleware Company, Cabot, Seeks to Bolster its Software Testing Expertise via New Hire
--CBS Interactive's General Manager of Entertainment, Anthony Soohoo, Steps Down
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. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few 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 see your news covered in this issue,...

News Round-Up

--CBS Interactive Testing Social TV App, "TV.com Relay"
--DirecTV, Google in Ad Sales Partnership
--UK Broadcaster, Five, in Deal to Embed its Broadband VOD Player in Facebook
--iN Demand Renews VOD Deal with SES World Skies
--Panasonic Taps Netgear to Provide Wireless Connectivity for its Viera Connected TV's
--Sony in Bravia OTT Deal with Germany's sevenload
--Transpond Acquired by Webtrends
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: CBS Interactive is beta-testing a social TV application, called TV.com Relay, according to an article by Andrew Wallenstein in the Hollywood reporter. Among other things, the app features Foursquare-style user check-in functionality and badge rewards (note: users will be able to check-in to and receive rewards for viewing other programming in addition to CBS offerings), as well as chat and...

News Round-Up

--CBS Interactive Embraces VAST 2.0
--Ceton Once Again Delays Launch of its InfiniTV 4 CableCARD Tuner
--DISH Network, Weather Channel Resolve Carriage Dispute
--FCC Requests Info from Comcast on TV Everywhere, FanCast Xfinity, iN Demand, thePlatform
--Report: TWC, Hollywood Studios Discussing Making Movies Available on TV 30 Days After Release
--Univision Interactive Media to Offer Extensive Array of Online Programming
--Ustream Launches Production Services Department
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: CBS Interactive has announced that a number of its news, sports and entertainment properties have been certified as fully compliant with the Interactive Advertising Bureau 's (IAB) new Video Ad Serving Template (VAST) 2.0 standard. "Digital video has transformed the online experience and VAST allows for a standardized communication between ad servers and players, which is critical...

Interactive Video Advertising Network, ScanScout, Signs Up More Publishers

--According to comScore, Company's Network Ranks Second Only to Hulu in Time Spent Per Video
--CBS Interactive Launches its Own Ad Network
ScanScout --an online video advertising network provider that recently launched a new, interactive ad unit, called the " Super Pre-Roll ," which places multiple interactive overlays on a company's existing spots, distributing them on the screen in accordance with the spot's content ( see the article published on itvt.com, October 8th )--said Monday that it has signed in-stream video advertising agreements with premium publishers across several industries, including Warner Bros., Warner Music, Mindspark, Marvel Comics,...