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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC, DISH Network, GetGlue

--Technical Lead for BBC News on Connected TV Outlines Best Practices for TV Software Design
--DISH Launches Independence Day Promotion for its DISH Cinema VOD Service
--GetGlue Launches Mobile Web Site, Sees 100% Check-In Growth since March
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: In a posting on a BBC blog, Robert Hardy, the technical lead for the recently unveiled BBC News app for connected TV's (see the article published on itvt.com, June 20th), has outlined his team's six TV software design best practices: "1) Our internal data sources need to be platform-neutral--meaning we can...

"Social TV and its Impact on the Marketing, Monetization and Experience of Television" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of "Social TV and its Impact on the Marketing, Monetization and Experience of Television," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Todd Greene , CEO, Loyalize Amber Harris , Director of Social Media, Discovery Communications Fraser Kelton , COO, GetGlue Ryan Lawler , NewTeeVee (Moderator) Somrat Niyogi , CEO, Miso Will Wright...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- DirecTV Shoots 3D Series on Women Surfers -- GetGlue Reaches 1 Million Users Milestone -- Miso Upgrades Social TV App for iPhone -- Hillcrest Raises $5.5M for Motion-Control Technology -- Synacor Teams with Akamai on TV Everywhere Demo
DirecTV is banking on 3D video of women surfers to help differentiate its programming lineup from pay TV rivals. The DBS provider signed Union Square Agency to produce a 3D TV series that will take viewers behind the scenes of the professional female surfing circuit. "Gone Until December" is scheduled to debut this summer on n3D, DirecTV's 24-hour 3D network. More After hitting the milestone of 1 million users, social-TV check-in service GetGlue is comparing...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Comcast, HBO, Cox, GetGlue, Entertainment Weekly

--Comcast Launches Xfinity TV in Spanish
--Comcast President, Smit, Says Company is "Investigating" Network DVR
--HBO's "TV Everywhere" Services Now Available to Authenticated Cox Customers
--Social-TV Check-In Service, GetGlue, in Partnership with Entertainment Weekly
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...

Academy Taps Social-TV Check-In Service, GetGlue, for Oscars Promotion

AdaptiveBlue , the company behind the social-TV check-in service, GetGlue (note: the company recently announced that it had raised $6 million in a third round of funding that was led by Time Warner), recently teamed with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and with Mercedes Benz USA on a promotion for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. According to the company, it worked directly with the Academy to create a unique set of GetGlue...

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Al Jazeera Launches "Lean-Back" Version of its Web Site for Google TV
--Brightcove Launches "YouTube Sync" Capability
--Cisco's Set-Top Sales Decline 29%
--GetGlue Brings "Check-In"-Based Social TV to the Grammy Awards
--Howard Stern Live-Tweets "Private Parts"
--S&T to Showcase MHEG-IC and HbbTV Solutions at IP&TV World Forum
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Al Jazeera , the Qatar-based news network whose coverage of the ongoing Egyptian revolution has been widely viewed and praised, but which has previously faced difficulties getting its Al Jazeera English channel carried by US pay-TV platforms, has launched a "lean-back" version of its Web site for Google TV . Google trumpeted the news, Friday, on its dedicated Google TV...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Current TV, ESPN, Flingo, Adap.tv, GetGlue

--Current TV Begins Filming its New Interactive TV Series, "Bar Karma"
--ESPN Expands "TV Everywhere" Roll-Out with Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks
--Flingo in Connected-TV Partnership with Adap.tv
--Social-TV Check-In Service, GetGlue, in Partnership with Microsoft Xbox


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. 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 yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. Our regular daily news coverage will return shortly.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Fannie Mae, GetGlue, "Guidelight," Hulu Plus

--Fannie Mae Launches Interactive Video to Educate Homeowners about Foreclosure Options
--Social TV "Check-In" Service, GetGlue, in Promotional Partnerships with Fox, Showtime
--Interactive Transmedia Series, "Guidelines," to Premiere on Heavy.com
--Hulu Plus Coming to Android Smartphones
Due to the large volume of news generated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place last week in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. US government-backed mortgage securitization company, Fannie Mae , has launched an interactive video tool, dubbed "WaysHome," that is designed to educate homeowners about their options for avoiding foreclosure. "The 'WaysHome' video is set in a neighborhood...

News Round-Up (III): FX, GetGlue, HBO, PBS, Hulu

--FX Launches Social TV Experience for "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
--Social TV Company, GetGlue, Expands Relationships with HBO, PBS
--Hulu to Open Development Center in Seattle
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. Cable network, FX , has launched, "Sunny Tweets" ( http://www.fxnetworks.com/sunnytweets ), a social TV experience for the sixth season of its original comedy series, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which is designed to allow fans of the show to interact with its cast...

News Round-Up

--Comcast's Annual TV Pulse Survey Shows Significant Increase in Time-Shifted Viewing
--Gary Traver Steps Down as COO of Comcast Media Center
--GetGlue Launches Android Version of its Social TV Service, New Mobile Site, New "Stickers"
--"Heroes" Creator, Tim Kring, and Nokia Claim Success for "Conspiracy for Good"
--Mixed Martial Arts Promoter, Strikeforce, Taps Ooyala to Power its Online Video
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Comcast on Tuesday unveiled the findings of its second annual TV Pulse Survey, an independent nationwide survey that was conducted by International Communications Research . Among other things, the study found that US consumers' usage of time-shifting technology--including VOD, DVR's and online video--has risen over 60% from just a year ago and over 80% from three years ago. "Time-shifting has...

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