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"Live Sports: Justifying the Investment in Innovation" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014

[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the TVOT 2014 session, "Live Sports: Justifying the Investment in Innovation." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:

"This session will explore new technologies and platforms that are transforming live sports coverage into an interactive, social and multiplatform experience; and--at a time when sports broadcast rights are becoming increasingly expensive--will also attempt to determine the ROI of these innovations:...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): TransGaming, Oberon Media, Unruly, Visiware

--TransGaming to Acquire Oberon Media's Interactive TV and Connected TV Division
--Social Video Advertising Specialist, Unruly, Raises $25 Million
--Visiware Expands Connected-TV Distribution of its Playin'TV Interactive TV Games Channel
--Visiware Launches New Interactive TV Games Channels on Numericable
Because of the volume of news already being generated by next week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and because the [itvt] editorial team has a backlog of news to cover following TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 and our post-event vacation, 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...

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 (VI): Criterion Capital, SeeSaw, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Adobe

--Criterion Capital Partners Takes Controlling Stake in UK Broadband VOD Service, SeeSaw
--Sony Launches 3D VOD Service for its Bravia Connected-TV Platform
--STMicroelectronics Ports Adobe AIR to its Connected-TV SoC
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: As expected (see the article published on itvt.com, June 21st), Criterion Capital Partners has acquired a controlling stake in SeeSaw , the online video service previously owned by broadcast transmission company, Arqiva (note: Arqiva launched the service after acquiring the platform assets of Project Kangaroo, the VOD platform developed by UKVOD,...

Shazam Raises $32 Million to Continue its Expansion into Interactive TV

Audio-based automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the London-based company is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as TV shows and other content--a process it calls "tagging"), said Wednesday that it has raised $32 million in a funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners , with the participation of existing investor, DN Capital .

Open-Source Online Video Platform Provider, Kaltura, Secures $20 Million in New Funding

--Company Claims its Platform Is Serving over 100,000 Video Publishers
Open-source online video platform provider, Kaltura , said Monday that it has secured an additional $20 million in a funding round that was led by new investor, Nexus Venture Partners , and that also saw the participation of Intel Capital , existing investors . 406 Ventures and Avalon Ventures , and technology lender Silicon Valley Bank .

Revision3 Says It Enjoyed Strong Growth in 2010, Achieving Profitability in Q4

--Secures Investment from Internet-TV Skeptic, Mark Cuban
Revision3 --a company which bills itself as "an actual TV network for the Web," and which produces its own original, broadcast-quality programming for distribution on the Web, mobiles, and connected-TV devices--has announced that it achieved profitability in Q4 of 2010, and grew its year-over-year revenues by 80%. It also says that it grew its roster of advertisers to over 60, including such Fortune 500 companies as Verizon, Ford, HP, EA, Sony and HP; and that...

Arqiva Seeking Investment Partner for its SeeSaw Broadband TV Service

UK broadcast transmission company, Arqiva , said Wednesday that, following a strategic review, it is seeking an investment partner for its broadband TV service, SeeSaw (offers programming from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, as well as from Disney, MTV and NBC Universal), with the aim of accelerating the development of the service.

Arqiva--which is also a partner in YouView, an initiative that sees various major UK public-service broadcasters and ISP's...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Comcast, Hillcrest Labs, Jinni

--Comcast Unveils Plans to Extend its Pay-TV Offering to the iPad and to Android-Powered Tablets
--Hillcrest Launches Motion-Control System for Connected TV's, Licenses Freespace Tech to SMK
--"Mood-Based" Programming Search-and-Recommendation Specialist, Jinni, Raises $5 Million
Due to the large volume of news coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the news generated by 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...

News Round-Up (VIII): Ooyala, Pace, Project Canvas

--Online Video Platform Provider, Ooyala, Raises $22 Million
--Pace Launches Pace App Cafe, Unveils New MDC1000 Capabilities
--Project Canvas Publishes Draft Technical Specs, Receives Expressions of Interest from 40+ CE Manufacturers
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us 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,...

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