News Corp.

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): FremantleMedia, Google, MPEG LA, Harmonic, HbbTV, News Corp., Disney, Hulu, Imagine Communications, Innovid, Xbox 360, blinkbox, Netflix

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: FremantleMedia Names Keith Hindle CEO of Newly Created Digital & Branded Entertainment Division Report: Original, Gay-Themed Dramas Flourish on Internet TV Google Secures License Deal with MPEG LA Covering its VP8 Web Video Format Harmonic Launches Cloud-Based Video-Transcoding Service Harmonic Completes Sale of Cable...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): HBO Go, "Game of Thrones," Jinni, News Corp., NDS

--HBO Go Interactive Viewing Experience Launches on iPad for "Game of Thrones"
--Jinni Enhances API, Adds New Personalization and Social Capabilities
--News Corp., NDS Respond to Pay-TV Piracy Allegations
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (note: Spring Discount registration ends midnight Saturday!), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. HBO on Thursday announced that it will launch the HBO Go interactive viewing experience on its HBO Go iPad app in conjunction with the April 1st season-two premiere of its original series, "Game of Thrones" (note: "HBO Go" is the brand of the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Jinni, Omek Interactive, News Corp., Microsoft, Sesame Workshop

--Jinni TV Guide Unveiled at CES
--Jinni Teams with Omek Interactive to Offer Gesture-Based Video-Content Navigation System
--News Corp. in Xbox 360 Connected-TV Apps Deal with Microsoft
--Sesame Workshop Partnering with Microsoft to Develop Interactive Episodes of "Sesame Street"
Due to the large volume of news being generated by this week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to process all the news from the show: 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 issue, please bear with...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): News Corp., Permira, NDS, Orange, Percy3D

--Report: News Corp., Permira Planning New York IPO for NDS
--Orange Launches ACR-Based Social-TV App for iPhone
--PercyFX Lets Users Embed 3D Text in Movie Clips
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: News Corp. and Permira , which jointly own interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , have hired banks to arrange a New York listing for the company, the Financial Times reported last week. The newspaper said that it is not yet clear how much NDS's parent companies expect to...

News Round-Up

--CIMM Announces Plans for Cross-Platform Media Measurement Research Project
--MRC, NCC, MVPD's Collaborate on Guidelines for Creating Consistent Digital Video Viewership Data
--Sam's Club to Deploy WiFi to Facilitate In-Store Demo's of Connected TV Sets
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) --a group that is backed by a number of TV programmers, media agencies and advertisers (its members are AT&T, Belo, CBS, Carat USA, Comcast, ConAgra, Discovery Communications, Gannett, GroupM, Hearst, Interpublic Group's Mediabrands, Microsoft, NBC Universal, News Corp., Omnicom Media Group, P&G, PepsiCo, Starcom MediaVest Group Worldwide, Time Warner, Unilever, Viacom and The...