iPad

Wes Williams Reviews New Companion Apps from The Weather Channel and Nickelodeon

[itvt] blogger, Wes Williams , director of online production at Scripps Networks , has just published reviews of 1) The Weather Channel' s new Nielsen Media-Sync-based iPad app for the show, "From the Edge with Peter Lik"; and 2) Nickelodeon 's co-viewing app for the Kids Choice Awards.

How Cablevision Could Deliver Live TV to iPad Outside the Home

By Steve Donohue
While Cablevision subscribers who download its new iPad app can only use it to watch live programming within their homes, the cable MSO could be laying the groundwork to use its extensive WiFi network to deliver live video to subscribers in public areas. In the last three years, Cablevision has quietly expanded the coverage area for its WiFi hotspots. As this WiFi map shows, Optimum Online subscribers can access WiFi hotspots in thousands of public...

New Edition of StoryCentric Features storycentralDIGITAL CEO, Alison Norrington

--Part One of Two-Part Video Interview
[itvt] is pleased to present the latest edition of StoryCentric , our new video column from Brian Seth Hurst, CEO of The Opportunity Management Company and former second vice chair of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. StoryCentric focuses on the business, technology and art of interactive storytelling, and highlights new technologies and other industry developments that have the potential to fundamentally change the way we create and interact with stories and narratives--in television and beyond.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): SeaChange International, Sky News, Time Warner Cable

--Software Segment Drives SeaChange Fiscal Q4 Revenue Growth
--New Sky News iPad App Lets Users "Control Their Own Interactive News Service"
--Time Warner Cable Restores Channels to iPad App after "Overwhelming" Demand Causes it to Crash
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): IntoNow, Music Choice, NBC, Netflix

--IntoNow Users Have Tagged 1 Million TV Shows/Movies in Month Since Launch
--Music Choice Appoints Director of Web and Mobile Application Development
--NBC's "Today" Offers Social Media-Driven Online Companion Show to Promote Today.com Re-Launch
--Netflix Updates its iPad App
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this...

Introducing [itvt] Blogger, Wes Williams

[itvt] is pleased to introduce our newest blogger/columnist: WES WILLIAMS , who also happens to be director of online production at Scripps Networks .

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): MPEG LA, Nintendo, Netflix, Rovi, Toyota

  • US Justice Department Launches Antitrust Investigation of MPEG LA
  • Nintendo to Offer Netflix on its 3DS Portable 3D Games Console
  • Rovi Launches TotalGuide xD Solution for Cable Ops Looking to Extend Service to Mobile Screens
  • Rovi to Power Interactive TV Advertising Campaign for Toyota
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We anticipate that it will take us a couple of days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: 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...

DirecTV Reveals Feature Set of its Soon-to-Launch iPad App

--Features Include Personalizable Home Screen and "Sports Roster"
DirecTV has provided some information on the feature set of a new iPad application that it says is "coming soon." According to the company, the new DirecTV iPad App will: Function as an advanced remote control, complete with play, pause, rewind, fast-forward and record buttons, as well as remote DVR management and full search capability. Allow users to "simply tap" to view DirecTV's line-ups of movies and sports programming, as well as a 14-day EPG,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--ADB, Espial, Kudelski Release Financial Results
--Kudelski Provides an Update on its OpenTV "Turnaround Plan"
--ADB Says it Has Secured Deals with Two Tier-1 US Cable MSO's in 2011
--Reports: "American Idol" and "The X-Factor" to Support Voting via Facebook
--BBC to Offer "Waterloo Road" Spin-Off through the Red Button
--E! Entertainment Television Teams with Trailer Park on Red-Carpet App for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch
--Liveclicker Enables Interactive Video Shopping via Facebook Pages
--Connected-TV App Developer, MOVL, Appoints Director of Technology, Acquires Interactiva Colombia
--Rdio Social Music Service Launches on Roku
--Report: Samsung May Launch Google TV Devices Based
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related news we didn't have room for in this issue: ADB , Espial and the Kudelski Group have all released their latest financial results this week. Kudelski 's results announcement contains the following update on OpenTV , the interactive TV technology provider it acquired early last year: "With the full acquisition of OpenTV completed at the beginning of 2010, the Group launched a turnaround plan, with a...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Concurrent, Disney/ABC, Academy, Imagine Communications

--Concurrent to Showcase TellyTopia i2TV Technology at CableLabs Winter Conference
--Disney/ABC and the Academy Launch Two-Screen Interactive TV Oscars App for iPad, iPhone, iPod
--Imagine Communications to Showcase Multiscreen Video Technologies at CableLabs Winter Conference
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. Concurrent has announced that it will be demo'ing "an innovative commercial video application for exchanging personal video content" at the upcoming CableLabs Winter Conference (February 27th-March 2nd in Atlanta). The application is based on the "i2TV" technology platform that the company acquired through its purchase of TellyTopia last fall (see the article...

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