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Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Revision3, FishBowl, Sony, Google TV, Time Warner Cable

--Revision3 to Distribute FishBowl's Interactive YouTube Series, "CuteWinFail"
--Report: Sony to Launch Google TV Devices in Europe this Year
--Time Warner Cable Set to Launch Ice Cream Sandwich Version of its TWC TV Live-Streaming App
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Internet-TV programmer, Revision3 , has formed a partnership with FishBowl Worldwide Media , a studio founded by Vin Di Bona and Bruce Gersh. "Through this collaboration, Revision3 will distribute FishBowl's popular YouTube series 'CuteWinFail,' which is now in its fourth season," the companies state in their press materials. "The...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Eyepartner, Google TV, YouTube

--Eyepartner Expands HTML5 Support
--Google TV YouTube App Updated
--Google Files Application with FCC to Set Up Receiving Station
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Streaming video technology provider, Eyepartner , said Tuesday that its TikiLIVE Internet HD broadcasting service (provides various tools for producing and managing streaming video) and its Monster Encoder (a turnkey application for converting common video types) now support HTML5. "With this unified HD streaming player, both live and VOD content...

Google TV News Round-Up

--"Social GTV" App Launched
--Funny or Die Launches Google TV Comedy App
--Blancspot Launches Google TV Social News App
--Software Update Upgrades Google TV to Android 3.2
--Google Asks FCC for Permission to Test WiFi- and Bluetooth-Enabled "Entertainment Device"
The Google TV platform has generated a fair amount of news over the past few days. Here is a round-up: Google has launched a Google TV app called Social GTV . "What is Social GTV?" the app's creator, Will Carter, writes on the Google TV blog. "It is an app that allows you to show in-the-moment, relevant tweets overlayed on top of whatever you are watching, and it works with any show or event on...

Google TV CES Round-Up

--Google Says Google TV Activation Rates Have More than Doubled Since October 2011 Software Update
--Marvell's ARM-Based Foresight Platform Incorporated into Next Generation of Google TV's
--MediaTek Launches 120Hz SoC for Google TV and Other High-End Connected-TV Platforms
--LG Launches 3D Google TV
--Vizio Launches Multiple Google TV Devices
--Sony Unveils Two Google TV Devices
--OnLive Connected-TV Games Platform Integrated with Google TV
--Newly Updated Google Patent Appears to Describe App Marketplace for Video Channels
Google TV generated a fair amount of news at CES. Here is a round-up of announcements and other news from and about the platform: Just prior to CES, a posting on the Google TV blog announced that the platform has seen its activation rates "more than double" since an update last October that enabled "a simpler interface, a new way to discover great Web and TV content, a more TV-like YouTube experience, and Android Market,"...

DISH Network CES News Round-Up

--Launches Whole-Home HD DVR Solution with 2,000-Hour Storage Capacity
--Adds VOD Streaming Support to DISH Remote Access App for iPad
--Partners with Thuuz on Google TV App that Offers Sports Fans Alerts Based on "Excitement"
--Signs Multiplatform Distribution Deal with Univision
--Gives Prospective Subscribers "TV Everywhere" Access to a Selection of its Programming
--Expands On-Demand Access to HBO Programming
--Adds 3,000 On-Demand Children's Titles to its Blockbuster @Home Entertainment Package
DISH Network generated a fair amount of news over the past couple of weeks at CES and beyond. Here is a round-up of recent major announcements from the company: Most significantly, the company has unveiled a whole-home HD DVR system consisting of two devices--the Hopper and the Joey--and providing the ability to store up to 2,000 hours of programming (thus giving it the ability to function as a catch-up service for primetime programming--see below). "The...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): GetGlue, Google TV, OnLive, Hulu

--GetGlue Raises $12 Million, Reaches 2 Million Users, Updates iPhone App, GetGlue.com
--Google TV Integrates OnLive's Cloud Gaming Service
--Hulu Plus Now Has 1.5 Million Subs, Hulu to Invest Approximately $500 Million in Content This Year
Due to the large volume of news being generated by this week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to process all the news from the show: 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Sony, Google TV, TransGaming, Yahoo!, IntoNow, TMS

--Sony Unveils New Google TV Devices
--TransGaming Launches Multiscreen Support for its GameTree Connected-TV Gaming Service
--Yahoo! Trumpets its Interactive TV Efforts at CES
--TMS's Zap2it Surpasses TV Guide in Audience Size, According to comScore Data
Due to the large volume of news being generated by this week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to process all the news from the show: 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...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Sling Media to let Users Watch Video through Facebook -- LG Reportedly Developing Google TV -- Zeebox Enhances ‘Desparate Scousewives’ for Channel 4 -- Rovi Licenses DivX to China’s Shenzhen Jiuzhou Electric -- ActiveVideo Names Serada CFO
Sling Media says it will soon let users that buy its place-shifting set-top to watch videos while logged into Facebook. In a demo video of its SlingPlayer for Facebook app posted by the company on YouTube, Sling shows how viewers can watch video in partial or full-screen mode, and tell Facebook friends about what they are watching. But Sling users can’t yet share any images or video clips from the shows they are watching with Facebook friends. Engadget has more .

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Disney to Supply Family Friendly Programming to YouTube -- Google TV Scores First Adult Film Channel -- Barnes & Noble Bundles Netflix and Hulu with Nook Tablet -- tweetTV Launches Social TV Discovery Guide -- Netflix Signs Exclusive Licensing Deal with MGM

Interactive TV News Roundup (Part 2)

-- WSJ Live Expands to Apple TV, Google TV, Roku -- Time Warner Cable Nears Completion of Android App -- Bright House Launches iPad App -- Panasonic Bundles Social TV Apps with Viera HDTVs -- TiVo Names Capitol Hill Veteran Wymer Communications Director
The Wall Street Journal is expanding distribution for its WSJ Live interactive video service to over-the-top video set-tops from Apple TV , Google TV and Roku . The interactive video service is also available on Boxee , Apple's iPad and through connected TVs from Samsung , Sony , Vizio and through Yahoo' s connected TV platform. Time Warner Cable said it hopes to launch an app for devices that use Google 's Android platform by...

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