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TVOT 2014 SUPER-EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

Super-early-bird registration for [itvt]'s eighth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (June 10th-11th, 2014, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco) ends at midnight Friday, February 28th . Super-early-bird registration allows you to attend the TV of Tomorrow Show for just $775 , representing a savings of $500 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event). To take advantage of this discounted pricing, click...

"The Great Debate: Single-Screen, Second-Screen or Both?" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012

[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, " The Great Debate: Single-Screen, Second-Screen or Both? ," which was one of the highlights of The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (June 12th-13th). The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "In this year of non-stop political discourse, TVOT sets the stage for a friendly debate between two parties not often covered by the major news networks: champions for single-screen in-program...

BBC Unveils Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule through March 11th

The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service through March 11th: Fans of the BBC One school drama, "Waterloo Road," can press red to access a new spin-off series called "Waterloo Road Reunited," which is also available on the BBC's Web site. According to the BBC, "Waterloo Road Reunited" is a cross-platform project that uses "a combination of scripted episodes...fictional social media networks, audio and...

BBC Unveils its Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule for Next Two Weeks

The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service for the next two weeks: From 5:00PM, January 29th through 1:30PM, February 6th, Sky and Virgin viewers can press red to access 18 tracks and exclusive musician interviews from recent studio performances by La Roux and Heaven 17 and by Gary Numan and Little Boots that were recorded by BBC 6music Live. Viewers on the UK's free-to-air...

BBC Unveils its Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule for Next Two Weeks

--Public Beta of iPlayer on Freesat Launches, iPlayer to Be Available through Samsung Internet@TV
The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service for the next two weeks Through January 15th, 7:00AM-7:00PM daily, Sky and Virgin viewers can press red to access a special quiz, designed to mark the return of the children's character, Tracy Beaker, to CBBC. The quiz, which is hosted by actress Lisa Coleman (aka Cam) tests viewers' knowledge of previous Tracy Beaker series. The quiz is...

BBC Says 2009 Has Been Most Successful Year to Date for its BBC Red Button Interactive TV Service

--Claims Over 11 Million Viewers Press Red Each Week
--UK Round-Up: SeeSaw, Simon Cowell, Clearcast
The BBC said Tuesday that 2009 has been the most successful year to date for its BBC Red Button interactive TV service, with an average of over 11 million viewers pressing the red button each week, and with more content launched through the service than ever before. The corporation--which recently reduced the amount of red-button content available on the UK's free-to-air digital terrestrial platform, Freeview, in order to make room for HD services ( see...

Comcast Announces Nationwide Roll-Out of HSN's "Shop by Remote" Interactive TV Application

--MSO Says It Has Deployed ETV/EBIF-Based Interactive TV to 8 Million Homes
The US's largest cable MSO, Comcast , and home shopping network, HSN , on Wednesday announced that they have begun the nationwide roll-out of an ETV/EBIF version of HSN's flagship interactive TV application, Shop by Remote , which allows viewers to use their remote controls to shop and make purchases (note: the roll-out has actually been underway for some time now-- see the article published on itvt.com, June 3rd ).

Comcast also...

Widget Version of HSN's "Shop by Remote" Interactive TV App Launches on Verizon FiOS TV

--Features Special "Verizon FiOS Deal of the Day"
In a corporate blog posting, Wednesday, Verizon 's director of external communications, Bobbi Henson, announced that the company has partnered with home shopping network, HSN , to create a new widget version of the latter's Shop by Remote interactive TV application for the Verizon FiOS TV platform (note: Comcast has just announced the national roll-out of an EBIF version of Shop by Remote-- see the article in this issue ). The new widget will feature...

BBC Unveils its Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule for Next Two Weeks

--New Version of BBC iPlayer Launched on Nintendo Wii
The BBC announced last week the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service for the next two weeks and beyond: At 8:00PM on November 18th, during BBC Three's re-run of " Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars ," digital viewers will be able to press red to access episode commentary from the long-running scifi show's producers, Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner, as well as from the actor who...

BBC Unveils its Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule for the Coming Weeks

The BBC announced Friday the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service for the next two weeks (and beyond). Here are the highlights: From August 28th through 30th (7:00PM-1:00AM nightly), digital viewers will be able to press red to access extensive live coverage of the Reading & Leeds Festival. The coverage will be presented by BBC Radio 1's Huw Stevens, and will center on performances from the festival's Main...

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