CNNx at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014

[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the TVOT 2014 keynote session, in which Kenneth "KC" Estenson , SVP and General Manager of CNN Digital , demo'd and discussed CNN's new CNNx app (note: the network launched the app across its audience base last week). The keynote was described in the TVOT show brochure as follows:

Wes Williams' Blog: Latest Apple TV Time Apps

Apple rolled out iOS 6 with a redesigned iPad app store giving more prominent placement to the TV Time collection. Let’s see which and what types of apps made the latest version of Apple’s curated list. Apple categorizes the apps into five groups: Networks & Services; Shows; Share; Guides; and Tools & Providers. Pay attention to how Apple chooses to group apps because those labels train customers to expect certain features in each. However, when...

The iTV Doctor Is In!: Walk-in Theater

Dear Readers : I walked into my office this morning and saw somebody riding a bicycle through a village--apparently in Japan. Then I heard a sound to my left and turned towards it. There was a storefront--a florist--with customers, and a bird chirping. From behind me I hear water dripping and turn around to encounter a young woman dipping a drink from a bamboo spout--it reminded me of the scene from the end of "Kill Bill." And then I hear a car pull up beside me and turn towards it.

Interview: RingGuides, Inc. Founder, Robert May, on the Company's New Ringz.TV App

Listen to internet radio with Tracy Swedlow on Blog Talk Radio Last month, San Francisco-based start-up, RingGuides Inc. (RGI), launched Ringz.TV , a second-screen social-TV/content-discovery/video-sharing app that the company bills as "organiz[ing] thousands of Web video streams in a multi-dimensional environment" and as "leveraging the iPad's dual core processors and multi-touch inputs" in order to "deliver a fast-paced world where viewers flip, swipe, tap and pinch to explore a rich media universe."


The iTV Doctor Reviews: Second-Screen Apps at the Oscars

Dear Readers: As promised, this week's column is a review of second-screen (iPhone) apps that complemented the February 26th Academy Awards broadcast on ABC. We'll be looking at Shazam, Miso, Viggle and ABC's in-house iPhone experience. The overall domestic Oscar audience was pegged at 38 million viewers, significantly less than the 44 million viewers for the Grammys, and only about a third of the Super Bowl audience.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Touchtv, iPad, LG, Time Warner Cable

--SkyGrid Launches Touchtv Multichannel App for iPad, Says Will Launch on LG Connected TV's in Q1
--Time Warner Cable Launches iPhone/iPod touch Version of its TWC TV Streaming App
Due to the large volume of news generated by the recent 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 more 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...

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...

TV Guide Shops Rich Media Ads for iPhone, iPad and Android Apps

- A&E Touts Stephen King's 'Bag of Bones' on all TV Guide Digital Properties
TV Guide is beginning to pitch media buyers cross-platform ads that can run on TVGuide.com, in addition to rich media ads that it will distribute through apps it has built for Apple 's iPhone, iPad and mobile phones running Google 's Android platform. Looking to drive viewers to the premiere last weekend of its Bag of Bones miniseries, A&E was the first sponsor to buy what TV Guide described as a "cross-platform morph overlay execution."...

Time Warner Cable Launches TWC TV App for Android Tablets

-- App Turns Tablet into Remote Control; but doesn't Support Live Streaming

Time Warner Cable launched an app Tuesday that lets subscribers with the Samsung Galaxy or Motorola Xoom tablets to use the devices as a remote control and to set remote DVR recordings. But its TWC TV app doesn't allow subscribers to watch live video on the tablets – a feature the cable MSO already offers through apps it has developed for Apple 's iPad and iPhone. Time Warner Cable said the app is...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- LG Launches Museum App for Connected TVs -- Singapore's MediaCorp to Test 'Toggle' Interactive Video Service -- Microsoft Buys VideoSurf for $70 Million -- Bravo Expands 'Watch What Happens Live' Schedule -- Comcast to Stream Live Video to iPad and Xoom Tablets