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Time Warner's Full Service Network to be Honored at Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards

-- Honorees include Comcast, Apple, Yahoo, IBM, Fox
Time Warner Cable 's work on its fabled Full Service Network in Florida will be recognized at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Wednesday. Time Warner Cable and former corporate sibling Time Warner will receive the Philo T. Farnsworth Award at the Oct. 26 ceremony for their work on FSN, a video-on-demand and interactive TV trial conducted with 4,000 homes in Orlando, Fla., during the mid-1990s. "It...

New iTV Doctor Column Features Videos of the Finalists from CTAM's 2nd Annual iTV Idol Contest

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC Worldwide, Comcast

--BBC Worldwide Launches Global iPlayer iPad App in Australia
--Matthew Littleford Tapped to Lead Global iPlayer Roll-Out
--Promotional Materials Emerge for Comcast's Planned Live-Streaming Service for iPad
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. The BBC's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide , on Thursday launched its iPad-based Global BBC iPlayer app in Australia. "The app will give iPad users access to a quality mix of classic and contemporary British television specifically tailored for Australian viewers [via, for example, the inclusion of some exclusive programming content]," the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): FilmFlex, Film4oD, GetGlue, DirecTV, LOVEFiLM, StudioCanal

--FilmFlex Launches "Download-to-Rent" Option on Film4oD
--GetGlue in Social-TV Partnership with DirecTV
--LOVEFiLM Launches iPad Instant-Streaming App
--LOVEFiLM in Exclusive Content Deal with StudioCanal
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. FilmFlex Movies , a VOD service provider that is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Television and The Walt Disney Company EMEA , has launched a "download-to-rent" option on Film4oD, the online VOD service it operates in partnership with UK movie channel, Film4. "Download-to-rent, which saves the movie to the user's...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): ITC, Cablevision, Verizon, CBS, Cox, CTAM, Canoe

--ITC Rules for Cablevision in Patent Dispute with Verizon
--CBS Launches "48 Hours Mystery" App for iPad
--Cox Expands MyPrimetime VOD Programming Line-Up
--CTAM Announces "iTV Idol" Finalists
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. The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Cablevision 's set-top boxes do not infringe on Verizon 's US patent No. 6,381,748 ("Apparatus and methods for network access using a set-top box and television"). In a notice published Tuesday, the ITC cites a judgment by the US District Court for...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): PBS, Roku, Disney, Fling Soft, "Travel with Kids," YouTube

--PBS to Premiere First Episode of New Ken Burns Documentary on its iPad and iPhone/iPod touch Apps
--Roku Adds Disney App Featuring Short-Form Video
--TV Series, "Travel with Kids," Launches on Roku; Official YouTube Roku Channel Set to Launch
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. PBS said Wednesday that the first episode of " Prohibition ," the new documentary miniseries from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere on PBS's free apps for the iPad and for the iPhone and iPod touch this Friday. "The entire series will air nationally on PBS Sunday-Tuesday, October 2nd, 3rd...

New Interview with Disney/ABC Television Group's Albert Cheng and the Television Academy's Lori Schwartz

--Cheng and Schwartz Discuss the Interactive Media Emmy-Winning ABC.com Oscar Digital Experience
[itvt] has just published a transcript of a RECENT INTERVIEW with Albert Cheng , EVP of digital media at Disney/ABC Television Group , and Lori Schwartz , co-governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group . The interview focuses on the ABC.com Oscar Digital Experience , which earlier this month won the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media.

Wes Williams Reviews CBS's New iPad-Based Fall Preview App

[itvt] blogger, Wes Williams , director of product management for research & development and interactive TV at Scripps Networks, has just published an in-depth review of CBS 's new iPad-based CBS Fall Preview App .

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Television Academy, Emmys, TVplus, Ustream, BigLook360

--Television Academy Taps ACR Company, TVplus, to Power iPad Companion Experience for Emmys Telecast
--Academy Will Also Offer iPhone App, Ustream-Powered Companion Show for the Telecast
--BigLook360 to Power Live Interactive Video Coverage of Emmys Red Carpet for People Magazine
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): EchoStar, iPowow, Miss Universe, Liberty, Metrological, Intellicore

--EchoStar Europe Launches Android-Enabled IP Set-Top Box
--iPowow Powers Second-Screen Interactivity for "Miss Universe" Telecast
--Metrological Tapped to Power Web-Based Interactive TV Apps on Liberty Global's Horizon Platform
--Intellicore Develops iPad App for Liberty Global's Horizon Platform
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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...

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