Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Roddenberry Entertainment, Wikia, "Star Trek," Rogers, LG, Rovi, Samsung, MOVL, SecondSync, Sensio, Shaw, Shazam, Soundrop, Spreecast, Syfy

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format. Roddenberry Entertainment Teams with Wikia on "Star Trek" Portal Rogers Communications Launches Rogers Anyplace TV "TV Everywhere" VOD App for LG Smart TV's Rovi Reports Q1, 2013 Revenue and Income Declines due to "Expected Revenue Declines within the Company's Consumer Electronics Video Delivery and...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Miso, Movl, V2 Broadcasting, Google TV, mPortal

--Miso Launches New Corporate Identity
--Movl, V2 Broadcasting Launch Google TV-Based Interactive TV Experience for Public Spaces
--mPortal Launches "TV Everywhere" Solution
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Second-screen social-TV company, Miso , has launched a new corporate identity. The company's blog offers a detailed description of the thinking behind the new branding. Movl , a developer of multiscreen apps for smart TV's and other connected devices, has teamed with V2 Broadcasting on The Neighborhood, an interactive...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Movl, Mark Cuban, NDS, Bouygues Telecom, Ooyala

--Movl Receives $500,000 Investment from Mark Cuban, Plans to Launch Three New Apps
--NDS Provides Software Components, Professional Services for Bouygues' New IPTV Platform
--Ooyala Report Sees Strong Growth in Smartphone, Tablet, Connected-TV Viewing
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Movl , the winner of Samsung's inaugural "Free the TV Challenge" (note: the company recently developed an app called Movl SwipeIt that allows users to stream content from their iOS or Android smartphone or tablet to their Samsung connected TV via a swiping motion--see the article published on,...

Samsung CES News Round-Up

--Launches AdHub Interactive Ad Platform for its Smart TV's, Partners with Rovi and YuMe
--Redesigns Smart Hub UI with "Smart Interactions" Voice- and Motion-Control, and Other New Features
--Reveals Plans to Future-Proof its Connected TV's via "Smart Evolution"
--Launches Camera System that Brings Connected-TV Functionality to Regular HDTV's
--Expects to Achieve 20 Million App-Downloads Milestone this Month
--Launches New Family-Focused Apps
--Partners with Rovio to Bring "Angry Birds" to its Connected TV's
--Partners with DirecTV to Enable "Boxless" Viewing
--Will Offer UltraViolet-Powered "Disc to Digital" Feature on its Blu-ray Players
--Demo's Pay-TV Apps from Comcast, TWC
Samsung generated a fair amount of news at CES. Here is a round-up: The company has launched Samsung AdHub , an interactive advertising platform for its Samsung Smart TV platform. "Through the newly announced AdHub service, brands can deliver 3D, video and interactive advertisements into the living room via Samsung's market-leading Smart TV's," it states in its press materials. "Samsung AdHub allows delivery of advertisements to the front page of Samsung's Smart TV interface, with...

"The Emerging Primacy of the App: The 'Appification' of TV and its Implications" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of " The Emerging Primacy of the App: The 'Appification' of TV and its Implications The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were : Dan Albritton , President and CTO, MegaPhone Labs David McElhatten , SVP of Studio and Services, ActiveVideo Networks Alan Queen , CTO, Movl (Winner of Samsung's "Free the TV Challenge" App-Development Contest) Jasper...

MOVL to Launch "Pokerfun" App for Google TV

--Company's Platform Enables User Experiences that Play Out between Smartphones and Connected TV's
MOVL --an application-development company that specializes in developing apps that provide a user experience that plays out between iOS or Android smartphones and connected TV's (note: earlier this year, the company's "WeDraw" app, which enables a game in which a player draws a picture on their smartphone while other players guess what that picture is, based on what appears on the TV, won Samsung's Free the TV connected-TV app development contest--see the article published on, January 17th)--is set to launch an app called "Pokerfun" in Google TV 's Spotlight Gallery.