Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CBS, foursquare, Consolidated Communications, CloverLeaf, GetGlue

--CBS Teams with foursquare on "Amazing Race" Brand Page
--Consolidated Communications Launches CloverLeaf's AppDaily Interactive TV Apps Solution
--GetGlue Updates its Web Site and iPhone App
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. CBS has teamed with mobile check-in service, foursquare , on a brand page for the reality show, "The Amazing Race," where foursquare users can check-in with their smartphones in order to receive travel trips and show-related trivia. "Fans following the 'Amazing Race' brand page will be one of the first to...

BBC America Teams with Foursquare on Social-TV Promotion for its 6 Nations Rugby Coverage

BBC America is teaming with location-based social-media service, Foursquare , in an attempt to seed TV viewing parties in pubs and restaurants for its live coverage of the RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championship.

New Interview on Alticast's New Interactive TV Social Media Platform, AltiConnect

--Platform Lets Viewers Interact with Sponsored Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare Campaigns
[itvt] has just published an INTERVIEW with Chris Ulmer , director of application solutions at interactive TV software specialist, Alticast (note: the company's areas of expertise include DVB-MHP, OCAP/tru2way, EBIF, IPTV and mobile TV), and Anne Dirkse , Alticast's director of technical services, application solutions.

Ulmer and Dirkse provide a detailed overview of Alticast's new interactive social media platform, AltiConnect, which allows pay-TV subscribers to interact with sponsored Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare...

News Round-Up (II): Bravo-Foursquare-Sephora, Brightcove, Canoe Ventures

--Bravo Teams with Sephora on Foursquare-Powered Promotion
--Brightcove Releases v4.1.2 of its Platform, Incorporating VPAID Support
--Canoe Ventures Appoints New VP of Communications
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Bravo is teaming with cosmetics company, Sephora , on a promotion powered by mobile social networking service, Foursquare (note: for more on Bravo's social TV partnership with Foursquare,...

News Round-Up: Interactive/Multiplatform TV Content

--Bravo in Partnership with Mobile Social Network, Foursquare
--Elisabeth Murdoch Stresses Importance of Social Media to Future of TV
--NBCU Unveils Plans for Measuring Multiplatform Viewing of its Olympics Coverage
--Sky Betting and Gaming Shifts Focus from Interactive TV to Online
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show (March 3rd-4th in San Francisco) and on our new EBIF Intensive event (March 5th in San Francisco) , we will be covering most stories in summary/round-up form over the next few weeks. Here is a round-up of interactive TV content news for the past few days: Bravo is set to announce a partnership with mobile social networking service, Foursquare , to...