FA Cup

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): DirecTV, PlayStation 3, Sportsman Channel, FA Cup, Facebook

--DirecTV Enhances NFL Sunday Ticket, Makes it Available on PlayStation 3
--DirecTV Launches Sportsman Channel's VOD Service
--FA Cup Opening Game to Be Streamed Live on Facebook
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a few more days 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...

Setanta Offers Social-Media and Interactive Enhancements around its FA Cup Coverage

--Enhancements Include Twitter Commentary, User-Generated Content
Sports programmer, Setanta Sports, offered a range of social-media and interactive enhancements around its broadcast coverage of soccer's FA Cup final Saturday (note: from 9:00AM to 7:00PM on the day of the final, Setanta's coverage was offered to cable and satellite subscribers unencrypted and free-of-charge). Twitter users could access what Setanta billed as "the first-ever Twitter commentary of an FA Cup final": during the live broadcast of the final, Jon Champion, Setanta's lead commentator for...