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Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Netflix, DreamWorks Animation, Sezmi, Showtime Networks

--Netflix Secures Multi-Year Licensing Deal with DreamWorks Animation
--Hybrid-TV Company, Sezmi, Discontinues Consumer Service, Will Focus on B2B
--Showtime Launches "Showtime Social" Broadcast-Companion App for iPad
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a couple of days to catch up with all the recent news: 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 us. Netflix...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): adRise, Akoo, Bravo, Warner Bros.

--adRise Launches Interactive Advertising Platform for Connected TV
--Akoo Awarded Patents for Technology that Lets Smartphones and Tablets Control On-Demand TV
--Bravo Launches Facebook Game, Will Feature Each Week's Winner on "Watch What Happens: Live"
--Warner Bros. Launches Facebook Game for "The Big Bang Theory"
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. San Francisco-based start-up, adRise , exited stealth mode earlier this week with the launch of an interactive advertising platform for connected-TV devices, which it bills as "allowing advertisers to reach audiences via Internet-connected TV's, and publishers to earn TV-like ad revenue, via a real-time bidding exchange. adRise has been operating under...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): PBS, Roku, Disney, Fling Soft, "Travel with Kids," YouTube

--PBS to Premiere First Episode of New Ken Burns Documentary on its iPad and iPhone/iPod touch Apps
--Roku Adds Disney App Featuring Short-Form Video
--TV Series, "Travel with Kids," Launches on Roku; Official YouTube Roku Channel Set to Launch
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. PBS said Wednesday that the first episode of " Prohibition ," the new documentary miniseries from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere on PBS's free apps for the iPad and for the iPhone and iPod touch this Friday. "The entire series will air nationally on PBS Sunday-Tuesday, October 2nd, 3rd...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CBS, foursquare, Consolidated Communications, CloverLeaf, GetGlue

--CBS Teams with foursquare on "Amazing Race" Brand Page
--Consolidated Communications Launches CloverLeaf's AppDaily Interactive TV Apps Solution
--GetGlue Updates its Web Site and iPhone App
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. CBS has teamed with mobile check-in service, foursquare , on a brand page for the reality show, "The Amazing Race," where foursquare users can check-in with their smartphones in order to receive travel trips and show-related trivia. "Fans following the 'Amazing Race' brand page will be one of the first to...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Microsoft Xbox TV, MStar, Acetrax, NASCAR, ESPN

--Microsoft's Ballmer Demo's Xbox TV Platform
--MStar Incorporates Acetrax' VOD Service into its Connected-TV Software Platform
--NASCAR Expands Availability of its Interactive Video Product, Brings Content to WatchESPN
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): TvTak, VH1, Visiware

--TvTak Demo's its Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) Technology
--VH1 to Bring Back "Pop Up Video" with New Interactive and UGC Elements
--Visiware Launches its Playin'TV Interactive TV Games Service on Bouygues Telecom's Bbox
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and...

Interview: ActiveVideo Networks President and CEO, Jeff Miller

--Miller Discusses ActiveVideo's Patent Dispute with Verizon, its Technology Roadmap, and More
Itvt-Interview--JeffMiller-ActiveVideo-final-2011 by itvt Cloud-based interactive TV specialist, ActiveVideo Networks , was recently awarded $115 million in a patent-infringement case it brought against Verizon (see the article published on itvt.com, August 10th), and subsequently filed for an injunction against Verizon to "prevent the continued, unlawful use of ActiveVideo's intellectual property in Verizon's FiOS TV service."

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, " Radio [i]tvt ," ActiveVideo president and CEO,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Fav.tv, Ixonos, Motorola Mobility, Ooyala

--Fav.tv Launches "Interactive TV Guide"
--Ixonos Launches "TV Compass" Social-TV Solution
--Motorola Mobility Invests in Ooyala
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Tremor Video, PointRoll, Wall Street Journal

--Interactive Video Advertising Specialist, Tremor Video, Raises $37 Million
--Tremor, PointRoll Partner to Deliver Locally Targeted Dynamic Video Advertising "on a National Level"
--Wall Street Journal Launches Interactive Video App for Connected TV's, STB's, iPad
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ABC.com, ADB, Canal Digital, Amino

--ABC.com Oscar Digital Experience Wins 2011 Interactive Media Emmy
--ADB Delivers Hybrid-TV Solution to Canal Digital
--Amino Unveils New OTT User Interface at IBC 2011
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't...

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