New Televisionation Podcast: Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia; Tim Hanlon of The Vertere Group; and Alan Wolk of TV[R]EV

ITVT and TVOT are pleased to present the premier episode of Televisionation , our new video/audio podcast series exploring how the advanced/interactive-TV industry is responding to the Covid-19 crisis! In this episode, three prominent industry analysts— Colin Dixon , Chief Analyst at nScreenMedia ; Tim Hanlon , CEO of The Vertere Group ; and Alan Wolk , Lead Analyst at TV[R]EV —tell us about their own lives in this time of social distancing, discuss how...

Radio [itvt]: "Special Presentation and Q&A by zeebox Founder and CTO, Anthony Rose" at TVOT NYC Intensive 2012

Listen to internet radio with Tracy Swedlow on Blog Talk Radio To access the radio show, please click here if you don't see the player above. [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of a special keynote presentation by zeebox founder and CTO, Anthony Rose , which was one of the highlights of TVOT NYC Intensive 2012 (December 10th).

The session was described in the show brochure as follows:

"Social TV and its Impact on the Marketing, Monetization and Experience of Television" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of "Social TV and its Impact on the Marketing, Monetization and Experience of Television," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Todd Greene , CEO, Loyalize Amber Harris , Director of Social Media, Discovery Communications Fraser Kelton , COO, GetGlue Ryan Lawler , NewTeeVee (Moderator) Somrat Niyogi , CEO, Miso Will Wright...

LongTail Video Launches

--Includes Cloud-Based Version of Company's JW Player, Access to "Media Gallery," Monetization through Advertising
Online video platform provider, LongTail Video (note: the company is best known for its JW Player, which it claims is active on over 1.5 million Web sites), on Tuesday announced the public beta release of, which it says provides users with a free, cloud-based version of the JW Player and has been in private beta with over 300 publishers for more than a month. The company is also launching Media Gallery, a video content...

New Interview with Shalini Govil-Pai, Group Manager, Partner Technologies and Strategy for YouTube and TV at Google

Tvinci Launches "Pay-OTT" Platform, Secures Deployment with UK's Projector

--Platform Designed to Monetize OTT Video through Direct Payments
Tel Aviv-based Tvinci said Monday that it has launched a complete, end-to-end "pay-OTT" video platform. The company says that its MediaHub and MediaStore solutions have been developed to meet the industry need for a new monetization layer to OTT video content through direct payments (including pay-per-view, subscriptions, coupons and other methods). It claims that its platform enables content owners and network operators to offer a consistent content consumption experience across any Internet-enabled device, including PC's...

Google Acquires Broadband Video Platform Provider, Episodic

--Episodic's Platform Includes a Range of Monetization Capabilities
--Hulu Claims to Have Been Profitable for Past Two Quarters
Broadband video platform provider, Episodic (note: among other projects, the company has worked with BitGravity to produce an online interactive TV service, called "Strikeforce: All Access," for Showtime Networks--see the articles published on, April 9th, August 12th and December 22nd, 2009), announced on its corporate blog last week that it has been acquired by Google , the company which last year was rumored to be eying rival Brightcove. Episodic claims to offer a comprehensive...

News Round-Up

--CableLabs' Next ETV Interop Begins February 22nd, Deadline for Applying Is January 29th
--DirecTV Begins Public Beta of Multiroom DVR
--Report: Hulu Mulling Plans to Launch Subscription Service
--Kaltura Releases Video Extension for Moodle
--Live Interactive Broadband Video Spin-Off Planned for Channel 4's "Embarrassing Bodies"
--Move Networks Appoints Eddy Hartenstein, Sol Trujillo to its Board
--SureWest Launches Microsoft Mediaroom-Based IPTV Service
--Ustream Launches Pay-Per-View Capability
--Verizon Rolls Out Interactive TV Upgrade in Pittsburgh and West Central Florida
--Vimeo Beta-Launches HTML5 Video Player
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show (March 3rd-4th in San Francisco ) and on our new EBIF Intensive event (March 5th in San Francisco ), we are covering a number of stories in this issue in summary form: CableLabs has issued an RFI for its next Enhanced TV Interop event, which is scheduled to take place February 22nd-26th, and which will focus on interoperability between ETV applications...