t-Bone TV Building Social TV Platform

-- Anthony Rose, BBC iPlayer Developer and Former YouView CTO, Leads Startup

Interactive DirecTV Sunday Ticket Wins Sports Emmy

-- DBS Provider Wins Award for 'Outstanding New Approaches'

Adding interactive elements and mobile apps to its exclusive "NFL Sunday Ticket" subscription package helped DirecTV win a Sports Emmy Award in the category of "outstanding new approaches – sports event coverage." While DirecTV has offered subscribers access to every live NFL game on Sundays since 1994, the top U.S. DBS provider has increased its focus in recent years on adding interactive elements to its "Sunday Ticket" package, including on-demand scores, game stats...

i.TV Supports Hulu in New App for iPhone and iPad

i.TV launched a new version of its TV listings app for the iPhone and iPad, allowing users to browse content available on Hulu , Netflix and iTunes . Its "i.TV 3" app features a new user interface, and lets users look up related show information through IMDB 's database without leaving the application. It also added a news feed page, which delivers recent entertainment news, and allows users to filter stories based on their favorite...

Time Warner Cable Adds 14 Channels to iPad Lineup

Time Warner Cable added the live feeds from 14 channels to the programming lineup available to subscribers with Apple' s iPad, but the MSO is still missing several networks from Viacom, Fox Cable Networks Group and Discovery Communications . While its 73-channel lineup features some niche channels from Fox and Discovery, the MSO doesn't offer the most popular networks from the cable programmers, including FX , Fox News Channel and Discovery Channel . Fox and...

Qwiki Launches iPad App

Visual search firm Qwiki launched a free app for Apple's iPad, which offers users location-specific information with still images, videos and audio commentary. The app allows users to browse more than 3 million "Qwikis," and the company is adding new topics daily. Often described as a "talking Wikipedia," San Francisco-based Qwiki debuted in September. It has raised $10.5 million in funding to date. More

HBO to Launch iPad App

HBO is preparing to launch an app for its HBO Go TV Everywhere product for Apple 's iPad, laptops and other mobile devices. The app will launch on May 2, according to a YouTube video HBO posted to tease the new service. But it's not clear how many HBO subscribers will be able to use the app to watch HBO original series and movies on mobile devices. The premium network only has a few deals...

History Launches Civil War iPad App

History launched a paid app focused on the American Civil war that offers owners of Apple 's iPad everything from daily news and photos to help using Morse code to send telegrams via Twitter . The cable network appears confident that history buffs will keep driving demand to its $7.99 The Civil War Today App – it has committed to producing daily updates for the app for four years. The History Channel told [itvt] that...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Syncbak Powers Broadcasters with OTT Video Play
-- LG Unveils Tweet-TV, Mobile 3D Phones
-- No Live Video in iPad Apps from NBC, ABC
-- Two-Way Media Builds Facebook Game for Fox International
-- HBO Go Lands DirecTV Deal

Interactive TV News Roundup

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Mixed Reaction to Google's YouTube Plan
-- Cablevision iPad App Gets 50,000 Downloads
-- IntoNow Upgrades Social TV App
-- Miso Lands HLN's "The Joy Behar Show"