[itvt] Presents...TVOT NYC Intensive 2012

East Coast "TV of Tomorrow Show" Event Will Feature Three Tracks, over 100 Expert Speakers and Panelists, Hands-On Workshops, the Return of [itvt]'s Popular Holiday Party, and Much More Tickets on Sale Now: Special Early-Bird and Group Rates Available [itvt] is pleased to announce that our third annual TVOT NYC Intensive will take place Monday, December 10th at 730 Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan . As its name implies, TVOT NYC Intensive 2012 will pack...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Netflix, The Weinstein Company, Revision3, Time Warner Cable, Fox News

--Netflix in Multi-Year Output Deal with The Weinstein Company's RADiUS-TWC
--Revision3 Updates its Viewing Platform Line-Up
--TWC Launches "TV Everywhere" Access to Live Streams of Fox News, Fox Business on iOS Devices
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (we'll be announcing the date and location soon!), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format: Netflix has signed a multi-year output deal with RADiUS-TWC , the new multiplatform distribution label from The Weinstein Company. According to the companies, the deal will give subscribers to Netflix's instant streaming service access to a range of...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Big 10 Network Launches iPad App -- Synacor Sets Initial Public Offering -- CableLabs Opens San Francisco Office -- Logik Deploys Oregan Networks Browser

Shazam, Delivery Agent Enable Tcommerce in NBCU TV Series

-- Viewers of USA's 'Covert Affairs' can Buy Merchandise through Mobile Devices
Shazam struck a unique deal with Delivery Agent which will allow viewers of USA Network series Covert Affairs to easily buy merchandise related to the program through Apple iOS and Android mobile devices. The agreement announced Tuesday appears to be just the beginning of an effort by Delivery Agent, and Comcast 's NBCUniversal to add tcommerce capabilities to TV series by relying on Shazam's automatic content recognition (ACR) technology. Following the launch with Covert Affairs...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Shazam, STMicroelectronics, Fraunhofer HHI, TelVue

--ACR Company, Shazam, Begins Offering Unlimited Free Tagging on iOS Devices
--ST, Fraunhofer HHI Unveil Standards-Based 3D Adaptive Video-Streaming Software Receiver
--TelVue Launches B1000 HyperCaster IP Broadcast Server
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. Audio-based automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the company, which is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as unlock supplemental content associated with TV shows--a process it calls "tagging"--recently raised $32 million in order to further its efforts to target...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Oregan Networks, thePlatform, ThinkOptics

--Oregan Launches Hybrid DTT/IP Browser
--thePlatform Updates its Player Dev Kit
--ThinkOptics Launches iOS App Combining Universal Remote Control with EPG Functionality
Because the [itvt] editorial team is catching up with a backlog of news--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. UK-based media browser company, Oregan Networks , has launched version 4.2 of its software--a hybrid digital terrestrial (DTT)/IP browser that is available in variants for Latin American, European and Asian markets that have adopted the DVB-T or ISDB-T digital broadcast standards. "As part...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Virgin Media, TiVo, yap.TV, Zediva

--Virgin Media Says its TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Service May Be Changing Customers' TV Habits
--yap.TV Launches Version 3.0 of its Social-TV App for iOS Devices
--Zediva Suspends Operations
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. UK cable operator,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): itaas, ITV, Massive, BBC

--itaas Appoints Pat Tylka to its Advisory Board
--ITV Launches ITV Player App for iOS
--Massive Trumpets its Work on the BBC News Product for Connected TV
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: Interactive TV services provider, itaas , has named Pat Tylka to its advisory board. "Tylka will give itaas the benefit of his sales management experience and knowledge of the global telecommunications industry," the company states in its press materials. "Tylka has over 30 years' management experience in the global telecommunications and...

Interactive TV News Round-Up: Apple, ABC, Hulu, ITV, Kaltura, mgMedia, TotoTV

--Report: Apple Working with Major OEM to Develop iOS-Powered Connected-TV Sets
--"Expedition Impossible" Premiere to Feature Social TV Elements
--Report: Hulu Retains Investment Banks to Help with Possible Sale, Is Being Courted by Yahoo!
--ITV Taps Made By Many to Help Integrate its TV and Online Offerings
--Kaltura Enabling Internet Archive's Video Library to Support HTML5
--Mexico's TotoTV to Use mgMedia's Online Video Platform
--Time Warner Cable, Viacom Put their Litigation over iPad Streaming on Hold
Here are some other stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Citing a "former Apple executive, speaking with us on condition of anonymity," Daily Tech reports that Apple is partnering with a major OEM to develop and sell iOS-powered connected-TV sets that would come bundled with its Apple TV platform and iTunes. Producer Mark Burnett will provide live (on both coasts) commentary via Twitter during today's (June 23rd) premiere of his new reality...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Google, SageTV, HBO, Limelight

--Google Acquires SageTV
--App Lets Fans Insert themselves and their Facebook Friends in "True Blood" Video
--Limelight Launches Interactive In-Stream Video Ad Formats for iOS and Android
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Google has acquired SageTV , a provider of media center and PVR software for the PC, presumably with the goal of using that company's technology to enhance its Google TV platform. "We're thrilled to announce that SageTV has been acquired by Google," a statement on SageTV's Web site reads. "Since 2002, we've worked...