Sci-Fi

New Interview with Robert Allmand, Creator of the Multiplatform, Interactive Story, "Howard Glitch"

[itvt] has just published a video interview with Robert Allmand , a UK-based freelance graphic designer who is creating a multiplatform, multifaceted interactive story entitled " Howard Glitch ."

The first implementation of the story is a YouTube Annotations-based interactive game accompanied by music that Allmand composed himself. Other completed elements include a novel; while planned elements include a documentary, an Annotations-based co-operative multiplayer game and a conceptual music album, as...

New "Jet Set" Photo Essay on Comic-Con 2010

[itvt] has just published " 10 REASONS TO LOVE COMIC-CON ," a photo essay by our " Jet Set " columnist, Brian David Johnson , consumer experience architect at Intel Corp . (note: the "Jet Set" column explores the future of TV through the prism of the places, people and conversations that Johnson experiences as he goes on a global tour for his new book, Screen Future ).

The photo essay is...

News Round-Up

--DISH Faces April 30th Deadline in TiVo "Time Warp" Patent Case
--Audience-Driven, Interactive Sci-Fi Franchise, "Purefold," Abandoned
--Peled: NDS Likely to Seek Listing on London Stock Exchange in 2012
--NeuLion Selected by Major League Soccer as its Broadband Video Partner
--OpenTV Voluntarily Delisted from NASDAQ
--New UFC Site Offers All Episodes of Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter" Free-of-Charge
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: US District Court Judge David Folsom has granted DISH Network an extension through April 30th of a stay of his injunction requiring the company to disable DVR's that infringe on TiVo 's so-called "Time Warp" patent. Multichannel News's Todd Spangler explains why Sanford Bernstein analyst, Craig Moffett, believes that "DISH is now negotiating with a...

Microsoft, Endemol UK Team on Interactive Sci-Fi Series

Microsoft's MSN service has teamed with Endemol UK and Pure Grass Films on an interactive sci-fi series, called "Kirill." The series consists of 10 three-minute episodes, hosted on MSN Video (it can be viewed in HD quality by downloading Microsoft Silverlight) and supplemented by various blogs, images, "secret" Web sites, and additional audio and video files scattered throughout the Internet. It tells the story of a man who is trying to make contact with a...