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Upgraded Google TV Features New 'TV & Movies' and NASCAR Apps

-- Google to Upgrade Software Running on TVs and Set-tops from Sony, Logitech
A Google TV software upgrade that the search giant plans to begin rolling out next week includes a new "TV & Movies" app that allows users to browse titles of more than 80,000 movies and TV episodes from both TV networks and online video providers, including HBO Go , Netflix and YouTube . "The initial version of Google TV wasn’t perfect, but launching it gave us the opportunity to learn. These are still early days,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): DirecTV, Discovery, General Sentiment, Q Scores, Google TV

--DirecTV's Nomad Device Lets Customers Side-Load Content from their DVR's
--Discovery Names JB Perrette Chief Digital Officer
--General Sentiment and The Q Scores Company Launch "Social TV Audience Reaction Monitor" Service
--Final Version of Google TV Add-On for Android SDK Released
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. DirecTV has launched a device called the Nomad that allows customers to side-load recorded programming from their DVR to up to five mobile devices or PC's. Priced at $149 and built by Morega Systems, the device currently supports PC's, the iPhone and the iPod touch; future versions are slated to support...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Facebook, TiVo, Hulu, Netflix, Google TV

--TiVo, Hulu and Netflix to Support Facebook's New Social-Viewing Features
--Report: New Version of Google TV to Feature "TV Everywhere" Apps
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. TiVo , Hulu and Netflix on Thursday announced support for new social-viewing features on Facebook that were unveiled by the social-networking site's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Thursday, and that will allow users to see what their friends are watching in real-time and then watch with them: 1) TiVo says that it will...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): KIT Digital, Liberty Global, LG Electronics, Metrological, Aprico, Axel Springer, Movea, SMK Europe, MSG Network, Netgear, Google TV

In order to catch up with the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past two weeks at IBC, IFA, CEDIA, IDF and beyond, we have prepared a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources. KIT Digital Launches its Next-Generation Video Platform KIT Digital Unveils Social-TV Solution KIT Digital Launches Connected Device Framework KIT Digital Tapped by Liberty Global to Power New "Horizon" Platform KIT Digital in...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Civolution, Ex Machina, Miso, Vejo Park, Google TV

--Civolution Teams with Ex Machina, Miso, Vejo Park to Demo its New ACR Technology at IBC 2011
--Schmidt: Google TV to Launch in UK and Continental Europe Early Next Year
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. Civolution , a...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): DirecTV, ESPN, Tennis Channel, Espial, Google TV, MeeGenius

--DirecTV Teams with ESPN and the Tennis Channel to Offer Interactive TV Coverage of the US Open
--Espial to Showcase its TV Browser at IBC 2011
--Google Offers "Preview" of Google TV Add-On for the Android SDK
--MeeGenius Launches Reading App for Google TV
Because the [itvt] editorial team was recently on the road for several weeks--and has also 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 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...

MOVL to Launch "Pokerfun" App for Google TV

--Company's Platform Enables User Experiences that Play Out between Smartphones and Connected TV's
MOVL --an application-development company that specializes in developing apps that provide a user experience that plays out between iOS or Android smartphones and connected TV's (note: earlier this year, the company's "WeDraw" app, which enables a game in which a player draws a picture on their smartphone while other players guess what that picture is, based on what appears on the TV, won Samsung's Free the TV connected-TV app development contest--see the article published on itvt.com, January 17th)--is set to launch an app called "Pokerfun" in Google TV 's Spotlight Gallery.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Oberon Media, Redux, Google TV, Rentrak, Rovi

--Oberon Media Brings Tetris to Samsung Connected TV's
--Redux Launches its Social Video Discovery and Curation Service on Google TV
--Rentrak Re-Designs OnDemand Essentials to Reflect Multiscreen Video Consumption
--Rovi Launches Solution to Bring its TotalGuide Platform to Legacy Set-Top Boxes
--Rovi Launches Multi-Device Video Distribution Solution
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Oberon Media , which says it holds the exclusive rights to deliver Tetris to connected TV's, has announced that it is bringing a customized version of the game to Samsung 's Samsung Apps connected-TV app store. According to the company, the game--which is priced at $4.99 (a free trial version is...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Epix Builds Apps for Google TV, Roku, Mobile Devices -- Image Entertainment Tracks VOD Usage with Rentrak Data -- Ruwido Unveils New Remote Control Platform -- Canoe Recruits Former Turner, Leap Media Executive
New premium movie channel Epix said it is developing apps for Android mobile phones and connected devices, including Roku 's over-the-top set-top and Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players. Google TV is the only connected device that currently offers Epix. The Viacom -owned network said it will be available on additional devices later in the second quarter. The apps allow Epix subscribers to watch access more than 3,000 movies. More VOD measurement firm Rentrak Corp. is...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Google TV, IneoQuest, Envivio, KIT digital, Polymedia

--Google TV Remote Control App Launched for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
--IneoQuest, Envivio Partner on Video Quality Assurance for CDN's and OTT Services
--KIT digital Acquires Polymedia for $34.4 Million
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...

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