Ridley Scott

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Gravidi, Ridley Scott, Machinima, mirada, Nielsen, Netflix, NeuLion, Rovio, SeaChange, VOO, Squawka, CNN, Takes, Teleste

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: Gravidi iPad App Combines Broadband VOD, Interactive Enhancements, Social TV and Tcommerce Director Ridley Scott Teams with Machinima to Develop Sci-Fi Web Programming mirada's Iris Platform Powers DVR Features for Mexican Operator Cablecom's "Digital 3.0" Service Nielsen Finds Significant Growth in "Zero TV" Households...

News Round-Up (VII): Yahoo!, Vestel, YouTube, Zappware

--Yahoo! in Connected-TV Deal with European TV Manufacturer, Vestel
--YouTube Launches Interactive Gallery for User-Generated Documentary Project, "Life in a Day"
--Zappware to Launch Cloud-Based Interactive TV Platform at IBC, Demo Flux Enhancements
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IFA and the run-up to the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us 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...

YouTube Beta-Launches New TV UI, Relaunches Mobile Service, Announces UGC Project with Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald

YouTube on Wednesday 1) beta-launched YouTube Leanback, a version of its service that is optimized for viewing on a TV screen (i.e. in "leanback" mode); 2) relaunched the browser-based mobile version (m.youtube.com) of its service; and 3) announced a user-generated content (UGC) collaboration with directors Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald that will invite users of its service (and other people around the world) to help create a documentary, entitled "Life in a Day."


Director Ridley Scott Working on Audience-Driven Interactive Sci Fi Franchise, "Purefold"

--Franchise's Storylines to Reflect Viewer Input, "Harvested" through FriendFeed
--Franchise to Feature Brand Integration, Will Be Distributed under Creative Commons License
Ag8 , an independent studio that was recently founded by David Bausola (who previously created "Where are the Joneses," a "social media sitcom" for Ford Motor Company, in which the audience influenced the daily production of a road trip to seek out 27 sperm donor siblings, and which was billed a s "the first and largest branded media production to be licensed under the Creative Commons commercial license") and Tom Himpe (who was previously senior...