Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Peel, Showtime Networks, GroupMe, Time Warner Cable

--Peel Launches Android Version of its Programming-Discovery Smartphone App
--Showtime's "Dexter" Smartphone App Launches Social-TV Functionality via GroupMe Integration
--Time Warner Cable Launches Whole House DVR, Start Over, Look Back, Caller-ID on TV in Dallas
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: Programming discovery specialist, Peel , has launched an Android version of its flagship smartphone app (note: for more on the iPhone version, see the article published on, March 8th). "The app's home screen displays colorful thumbnails of 'Top Picks,' or favorite shows," Peel explains in its press materials. "Touch one...

"Designing for Television's Multiplatform Future" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of "Designing for Television's Multiplatform Future," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Brian David Johnson , Futurist, Intel (Moderator) Gavin Kelly , Principal, Artefact Rebecca Rusk Lim , then-Senior Director of Advanced Entertainment, Starz Entertainment Gregory Lindley , Chief Experience Officer, Peel Dewey Reid , Chief Creative Officer, Margret Schmidt...

Peel Eyes Retail Opportunities with $16.7 Million in Financing

-- Lightspeed Ventures Partners Leads Series B Funding
Peel said it is looking at retail opportunities for its wireless device and mobile app, after raising $16.7 million in its second round of funding. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the investment in Peel, which makes a free app and a $99 wireless device which allows viewers to control their TVs, cable set-tops and other devices by swiping an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. Peel's app is personal TV recommendation system designed to help viewers find...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Next New Networks, YouTube, Peel, SeaChange, SCTE, ODG

--Next New Networks Acquired by YouTube, Will Form Core of "YouTube Next"
--Peel Transforms iPhone into Gesture-Based Universal Remote Control
--SeaChange Multiscreen Video Streaming Solution Wins SCTE Technology Challenge
--SeaChange's On Demand Group Provides VOD Content for TTNET's New IPTV Service
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this...