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Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Shazam, STMicroelectronics, Fraunhofer HHI, TelVue

--ACR Company, Shazam, Begins Offering Unlimited Free Tagging on iOS Devices
--ST, Fraunhofer HHI Unveil Standards-Based 3D Adaptive Video-Streaming Software Receiver
--TelVue Launches B1000 HyperCaster IP Broadcast Server
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. Audio-based automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the company, which is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as unlock supplemental content associated with TV shows--a process it calls "tagging"--recently raised $32 million in order to further its efforts to target...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Pilat Media, Shazam, "Grey's Anatomy," Vevo, Lil Wayne

--Pilat Media Launches Backend Management System for Multiplatform, Non-Linear TV Services
--Shazam's Shazam for TV ACR Technology Enhances Promotional Spots for ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"
--Shazam Teams with Vevo and Lil Wayne to Bring Shazam for TV to Music Video
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 yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. Pilat Media Global...

"The Anatomy of Automatic Content Recognition" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of "The Anatomy of Automatic Content Recognition," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Adam Cahan , CEO, IntoNow (a Yahoo! company) Rick Howe , The iTV Doctor (Moderator) Evan Krauss , EVP of Advertising Sales, Shazam Ashwin Navin , CEO, Flingo Mike Petrocelli , VP of Sales and Business Development, Americas,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IX): Shazam, Spike TV, Time Warner Cable

--Shazam's Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) Tech Enhances Spike TV's "The Deadliest Warrior"
--Time Warner Cable Promises Patch to Fix Bugs in Version 2.0 of its TWCable TV iPad App
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: Audio-based automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the London-based company is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as unlock supplemental content associated with TV shows--a process it calls "tagging"), contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know that its Shazam for...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Shazam, Syfy, Suddenlink, SyncTV, DLE

--Shazam's Automatic Content Recognition Technology to Enhance New Syfy Series, "Alphas"
--Suddenlink Launches VOD in Auburn, California
--SyncTV, DLE in Deal to Bring Japanese Animation to US Connected-TV Platforms

Shazam Raises $32 Million to Continue its Expansion into Interactive TV

Audio-based automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the London-based company is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as TV shows and other content--a process it calls "tagging"), said Wednesday that it has raised $32 million in a funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Institutional Venture Partners , with the participation of existing investor, DN Capital .

Shazam Teams with Spike TV, Oxygen

'Shazam for TV' Moments Featured on 'The Glee Project' and 'Guys Choice Awards'
Shazam will soon market its mobile music discovery app through shows on Spike TV and Oxygen , but its audio recognition technology can't yet be used to identify TV content. The company said Friday that Spike TV will include a "Shazam for TV" moment during tonight's "Guys Choice" awards program. Viewers that have downloaded the Shazam app to an iPhone, Android phone and other smartphones will be able to access three "Shazamable moments" by pulling...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- AOL Teams with i.TV for Relaunch of AOL TV -- Bravo Pushes Multiplatform 'Platinum Hit' -- Blinkx Builds Video Search App for Roku -- Tvinci Powers Dutch Online Video Portal -- ANT Building Set-Tops with Harvard International
A OL relaunched its AOLTV.com site, and teamed up with mobile application developer i.TV to create new apps for Apple 's iPhone and iPad. The new site includes revamped interactive TV listings and increased video. AOL, which recently purchased The Huffington Post , said the redesigned site "furthers its position as a full service TV-viewing companion." More Bravo is banking on multiplatform distribution to drive its new "Platinum Hit" music series, which debuts May 30...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): SeaChange, Armstrong, ODD, EWE Tel, Shazam, TiVo

--SeaChange Tapped by Armstrong for VOD Architecture Upgrade
--SeaChange-Affiliated ODD in VOD Deal with EWE Tel; SeaChange Announces Summit Speakers
--Shazam Appoints MTV Co-Founder to its Board as Part of its Push into Interactive TV
--TiVo Releases Q4 Financial Results and Subscriber Totals
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. 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 yet see your news covered in this issue, please...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): ODG (SeaChange), Shazam, Old Navy, Sky, BBC Trust

--SeaChange's On Demand Group Teams with Inview Technology to Bring VOD to Connected TV's
--Shazam's Tagging Technology Adds Interactivity to Old Navy's Spring Advertising Campaign
--Sky Criticizes Provisional Conclusions of BBC Trust's Review of BBC VOD Syndication Policy
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. SeaChange International's VOD content-aggregator subsidiary, On Demand Group , has announced a partnership with Inview Technology which it says will see it launching transactional and subscription VOD on millions of connected-TV sets equipped with Inview's NEELiX platform in major European markets, starting with Italy in the second quarter. "Inview's revolutionary NEELiX platform...

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