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

Announcing the Schedule of Sessions for TVOT NYC Intensive 2011

Announcing the Schedule of Sessions for TVOT NYC Intensive 2011
[itvt] is pleased to announce the schedule of sessions for the second annual TVOT NYC Intensive ( Monday, December 5th, at 730 Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan ). A PDF version can be downloaded here . TVOT NYC Intensive packs all the excitement of our flagship TV of Tomorrow Show into a highly focused, dialog-driven, one-day event. In addition to compelling and timely...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Humax Teams with Opera on Hybrid Set-tops -- Ono Deploys TiVo’s Hybrid DVR -- Cox to Deliver Live TV Channels through iPad -- Verivue, itass, RGB and Verimatrix Market Integrated TV Everywhere Solution -- PlayJam Lands Slot on Western Digital Media Players

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Umami Launches Companion App for iPad -- GameTree Hits 250,000 Downloads -- Minerva Buys OTT Software Developer TVBLOB -- RCN Deploys TiVo DVR with Four Tuners -- Harmonic Releases ProMedia Capture Engine

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...

DirecTV, Bloomberg Stream Live Video through iPad Apps

-- DirecTV Subscribers Must be Within WiFi Range of Set-top; Bloomberg Offers Video Everywhere
DirecTV and Bloomberg Television launched upgrades to their free apps for Apple 's iPad which allow users to watch live video on the mobile devices. While Bloomberg's app lets any iPad owner watch the live feed from its cable channel – even if they don't subscribe to a cable or satellite programming package that includes Bloomberg – DirecTV's app can only be used by iPad owners that authenticate that they are a DirecTV customer. Bloomberg...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- iTunes Creator Helping to Develop TV for Apple -- Shelby.tv Builds Apps for iPhone, iPad -- DirecTV Adds Recommendation Engine to Interactive Program Guide -- NCTC Expands into TV Everywhere Authentication -- Nintendo Lands Hulu Plus for 3DS, Wii -- Alticast Partners with Icareus

Interview: Geoff Katz on the Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, " Radio [itvt] ," Geoff Katz , who among other roles serves as co-chair of the Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards Committee , discusses the winners of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards, as well as the winner of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Philo T. Farnsworth award: Time Warner Cable 's pioneering interactive TV service, the Full Service Network (FSN). He also discusses how...

FX Cashes in on 'Sons of Anarchy' Buzz with T-commerce iPad App

-- Companion App Lets Viewers Buy Clothing Worn by Cast Members
FX may be the first cable network to make tcommerce the focus of a companion app for a TV series, building an app for Apple 's iPad that allows fans of hit program Sons of Anarchy to buy jewelry, clothing worn by cast members and other merchandise. The "SOA Gear" app is scheduled to launch Nov. 1, coinciding with the debut of episode nine of the FX show. The app uses automatic content (ACR) technology...

Redesigned iPad app for The Weather Channel Features interactive 3D images

-- TWC signs Westin Hotels to sponsor app
The Weather Channel launched a major upgrade for its app for the iPad , adding a 3D interactive globe with a spinning map view that allows users to track weather at various locations around the world. The app, which was ranked Friday afternoon as the 12th most popular free app at Apple 's iTunes Store, allows users to save up to 10 favorite locations. Users with an iPad 2 will see 3D background images on...