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Radio [itvt]: Hilary Perchard on Sky's Investments and Partnerships with US Start-Ups

Check Out News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hilary Perchard , VP of business development at Sky, is in charge of that company's efforts to invest in and build partnerships with US start-ups. In this recorded interview with [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow, he discusses some of Sky's recent investments in US high tech and other areas, explains the strategy behind those investments, describes the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Tremor Video, PointRoll, Wall Street Journal

--Interactive Video Advertising Specialist, Tremor Video, Raises $37 Million
--Tremor, PointRoll Partner to Deliver Locally Targeted Dynamic Video Advertising "on a National Level"
--Wall Street Journal Launches Interactive Video App for Connected TV's, STB's, iPad
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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. We anticipate that it will take us several 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Innovid, MOG, Boxee

--Interactive Video Advertising Company, Innovid, Raises $9.5 Million in Series-B Funding
--MOG Launches Streaming Music App on Boxee Box
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. We anticipate that it will take us several 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 in this issue, please bear with us. Interactive video advertising...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): SMK, Movea, Softel, Taboola

--SMK Europe Integrates Movea Gesture-Recognition Tech into New RemoPad Remote Control
--Softel Publishes Guide to Subtitling and Captioning in Complex Workflows
--Video Recommendations Company, Taboola, Raises $9 Million in New Funding
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. We anticipate that it will take us several 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 in this issue, please bear with us. SMK Europe has...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): S3 Group, Suddenlink, Umami, Visible World

--S3 Group Launches StormTest Decision Line
--Suddenlink Doubles its VOD Capacity
--Umami Secures $1.65 Million in Seed Funding for its iPad-Based Interactive TV App
--Visible World Enables True HD Addressable Ads on HD Networks
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as working on our second annual TVOT NYC Intensive event--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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Lions Gate, Movieclips, YouTube, Roku

--Lions Gate Planning Early VOD Release of Taylor Lautner Vehicle, "Abduction"
--Movieclips in Deal to Bring 20,000+ HD Hollywood Movie Clips to YouTube
--Roku Secures $8 Million in New Funding
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several 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 in this issue, please bear with us. Lions Gate Entertainment...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Bluestreak Technology, BrightLine, Cisco, Foxconn

--Bluestreak Technology Launches Consulting Practice
--Interactive TV Advertising and Marketing Agency, BrightLine, Receives $30 Million Investment
--Cisco Sells its Juarez, Mexico Set-Top Box Manufacturing Facility to Taiwan's Foxconn
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: Video delivery solutions provider, Bluestreak Technology , has launched a TV, video and mobile consulting practice called Bluestreak Creative Labs. "Bluestreak Creative Labs distinguishes itself with a dedicated team of experts skilled in the creative design and intelligent development of cross-platform and over-the-top (OTT) applications optimized for connected televisions, set-top boxes,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Netflix, Omek Interactive, PlayJam, Samsung

--Netflix Raises Monthly Subscription Prices by Up to 60%, Faces Subscriber Backlash
--Gesture-Recognition Specialist, Omek Interactive, Raises $7 Million in Intel Capital-Led Funding Round
--PlayJam Launches Interactive TV Games Service on Samsung's Connected-TV Platform
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: Netflix has announced a new pricing structure which eliminates its unlimited-DVD-plus-streaming plans, and effectively raises monthly subscription rates by up to 60% for users who wish to receive both its Internet streaming and its DVD's-by-mail services. News of the move--coupled with the company's clumsy PR efforts to, as one commentator put...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Verizon FiOS, Virgin Media, Spotify, Wired City, YouTube

--Verizon Resumes Roll-Out of Version 1.9 of its Interactive Media Guide
--Virgin Media to Offer Spotify on its TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Service
--Funding Sought for "Internet Television Network," Wired City
--YouTube Invites Users to Check Out Experimental Re-Design of its Service
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: Verizon has resumed the roll-out of version 1.9 of its FiOS TV Interactive Media Guide, with launches in the Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay areas. The IMG 1.9 roll-out began in Harrisburg, PA, and Albany, Buffalo and Syracuse, NY in April, but was then suspended so that the company could "make some...

News Round-Up (VII): Sezmi, Technicolor, Intel, TiVo, MoCA

--"Cord-Cutting" Company, Sezmi, Raises $17.3 Million
--Technicolor in Set-Top Collaboration with Intel
--TiVo Joins MoCA
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Sezmi , a company which has developed a set-top box-based offering that it bills as combining "live television, on-demand movies and television shows, and Web videos in an easily self-installed system that automatically records, recommends and organizes the favorite shows of each individual...

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