Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Envivio, Hulu, Facebook, Immersive Media

--Envivio Appoints VP of Internet Television in Bid to Enhance its OTT Strategy
--Hulu Relaunches "Facebook on Hulu"
--Immersive Media Launches 360-Degree Interactive Video App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Envivio , a provider of processing solutions for live and on-demand multiscreen IP video, has named Matt Smith VP of Internet television, in what it bills as a bid to enhance its OTT strategy and solutions. Smith was previously VP and chief systems architect at Inlet Technologies and subsequently an architect...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Rovi, Toshiba, TiVo, TV Genius

--Rovi and Toshiba in Multi-Year Deal for Rovi TotalGuide, EPG Patent Portfolio
--TiVo App Now Available for iPhone/iPod touch
--TV Genius Launches Facebook-Integrated TV Guidance Solution
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Rovi and Toshiba have signed a multi-year agreement for use of Rovi's TotalGuide EPG (note: for more on the latter, see the article published on itvt.com, January 11th, 2010) and the company's EPG patent portfolio in Toshiba TV sets, Blu-ray players and recorders, as well as in mobile and tablet devices...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): "America's Funniest Home Videos," Cablevision, Scripps, Canoe

--"America's Funniest Home Videos" Launches App for iPhone/iPod touch
--Cablevision Teams with Scripps on Promotion for its Interactive TV Real Estate Listings Service
--Canoe Ventures CEO, David Verklin, Stepping Down; COO, Kathy Timko, Named Interim CEO
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: The long-running show, " America's Funniest Home Videos ," has launched its first app: The AFV App for iPhone and iPod touch, which was designed by Teleca. "The AFV App offers 14 video channels available, from dogs, cats, sports and celebrations to babies, teens, practical jokes, mishaps and fan favorites," the...

Outdoor Channel Launches iPhone/iPad/iPod touch App

The Outdoor Channel has launched a free iPhone/iPad/iPod touch app in the iTunes App Store. Key features of the app, according to the network, include: The ability to access video clips of Outdoor Channel shows, exclusive "talent footage," and highlighted event clips. According to the network, the app takes advantage of Apple's new AirPlay technology, allowing users to stream video from their iOS device directly to an Apple TV box. News on hunting, fishing, shooting,...

Univision Launches Free Sports Scoreboard App for iPhone, iPod touch

Univision Interactive Media , the digital arm of US-based Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision Communications, has launched a sports scoreboard app, called Univision Marcador, in the Apple App store. Designed for the iPhone and iPod touch, the free app is billed as providing real-time scores and stats of games and matches from top soccer leagues and other sports. According to Univision, it is the first in a series of apps targeted at sports enthusiasts that it plans to release for all the major smartphone and tablet platforms.

Vevo Launches Localized, Social Media-Enabled Music Video App for iPhone/iPod touch

Vevo , the music video joint venture between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Abu Dhabi Media, on Wednesday launched a free iPhone/iPod touch app for US and Canadian users.

According to Vevo, the new app--which it bills as "brought to you exclusively by our fine friends at AT&T"--allows users to: access Vevo's entire catalog of 20,000 music videos from around 7,000 artists and bands; enjoy such special features as exclusive...

Univision Launches Soccer App for Apple iPhone/iPod Touch

--iPad Version to Launch Before 2010 World Cup
Univision Interactive Media , the digital division of US Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision, announced Wednesday that it has launched a free, video-enabled soccer application, called Univision Futbol, in the Apple App Store. According to the company, the app, which was developed in partnership with July Systems, is currently available for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch, and a version that has been optimized for the new Apple iPad will be available in time for the upcoming...

Discovery Launches iPhone/iPod touch App for "Mythbusters"

Discovery Communications has launched an iPhone/iPod touch application for the cult Discovery Channel pop-science show, " Mythbusters " (note: the show, hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, conducts experiments to test the validity of popular myths and urban legends; it claims to have tested over 700 myths via 2,300 experiments that saw it, among other things, setting off 711 explosions and destroying 104 vehicles).

According to Discovery, the new app, which...

DirecTV DVR Scheduler iPhone/iPod touch App Downloaded by over a Million Users

--Company Launches Versions for Android, Palm Pre and Pixi
DirecTV said Tuesday that its DirecTV DVR Scheduler app for iPhone/iPod touch has been downloaded by over a million users since launching last March. In 2009, the app, which is now also available on Android devices and on the Palm Pre and Pixi, was selected as one of forbes.com's Best Branded Mobile Apps, named Best Mobile Application by the Mobile Excellence Awards, and highlighted as one of Apple's Favorite Staff Picks, the satellite TV provider...

AT&T Launches "Film Awards Interactive" Application for U-verse TV, iPhone/iPod touch

--Singapore's StarHub Launches Interactive TV Movie Ticketing App on its OpenTV-Powered Platform
--DirecTV, ESPN Offering Interactive TV App for Australian Open
AT&T has launched an interactive application, called Film Awards Interactive , for the iPhone/iPod touch and for its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV platform, U-verse TV. According to AT&T, among other things, the free app lets consumers use their remote control or their iPhone/iPod touch screen to: access a list of films nominated for this season's film award shows; view trailers for nominated films; read bios; watch previews and trailers; vote for their favorite award-nominated films, actors...