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"Sports, TV Everywhere, and the Interactive Viewer" at TVOT NYC 2013

[itvt] is pleased to announce " Sports, TV Everywhere, and the Interactive Viewer ," one of the highlights of the afternoon schedule of TVOT NYC 2013 ( December 11th at 450 W. 31st Street--10th, 12th and Penthouse Floors, NY, NY ). More information on the session and its panelists is below. For an updated Schedule of Sessions for TVOT NYC 2013, click here . If you haven't already purchased your tickets to TVOT NYC 2013,...

Virgin Media Launches Two-Screen Interactive TV Application for Premier League Soccer Broadcasts

UK cable operator, Virgin Media , last week unveiled a free, Web-based, two-screen interactive TV app that is designed to accompany live broadcasts of Premier League soccer games. Dubbed Sofa Stadium and incorporating social networking, real-time voting and game statistics, the laptop app debuted on Saturday in time for the first game of the Premier League season, and is available at http://www.sofastadium.co.uk .

According to Virgin Media, Sofa Stadium allows viewers to...

DirecTV to Offer Interactive TV Coverage of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Soccer

DirecTV on Tuesday announced plans to offer a multiscreen interactive TV Soccer Mix Channel (channel 480) in both HD and SD, that will allow viewers to watch up to eight games from the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League simultaneously--thus, the company says, "provid[ing] a comprehensive view of each day's UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League coverage."

Like DirecTV's other sports-themed Mix Channels (see, for example, [itvt]'s July 12th...

News Round-Up (III): DISH Network, Sling Media, Epix, Netflix, ESPN

--DISH to Let Subscribers Access TV on iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and Android
--Report: Epix Negotiating Five-Year, $1 Billion Exclusive Streaming Deal with Netflix
--ESPN Secures VOD Rights to Archived English Premier League Soccer Matches
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few 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 your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. We apologize...

Zugara Embeds Soccer-Themed Augmented Reality App within AT&T Banner Ad on ESPN.com

Zugara , a Los Angeles-based interactive marketing company that has developed a number of high-profile augmented reality applications (see, for example, the article published on itvt.com, November 17th), contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that it recently worked with BBDO and Zoic Studios to develop a soccer-themed AR app for AT&T that ran within a banner ad on ESPN.com.

The app, which was part of AT&T's "Rethink" campaign, used Zugara's proprietary...

News Round-Up (VII): Total Immersion, TVLinks, Univision

--Total Immersion-Powered Augmented Reality Promotion Invites Consumers to "Iron Man Yourself"
--TVLinks Launches Service that Integrates Web TV Guide with Video Search Engine
--Univision Releases Stats for its Online and Mobile World Cup Coverage
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. We will resume our regular format and publishing schedule tomorrow (Tuesday). Augmented reality specialist, Total Immersion , was recently tapped by LG Mobile Phones to create an integrated digital promotion, entitled "Iron Man Yourself," around the movie " Iron Man 2 ." The project--which...

News Round-Up (II)

--BSkyB to Acquire Virgin Media Television
--Cellcast Reports Higher Revenues, Swings to a Loss
--Coincident TV Beta-Launches "Interactive Video Experience Builder" for HTML5/iPad
--Comcast Announces World Cup Programming Plans, Including 3D, VOD, Online
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. BSkyB and Virgin Media have announced that BSkyB will acquire Virgin Media Television for up to £160 million in cash. As part of the...

News Round-Up (VIII)

--TV Genius Wins Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award
--Verizon FiOS TV Launches International Soccer Widget
--V Cast Now Available on Verizon Wireless's Android-Based Smartphones
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. TV search and recommendations specialist, TV Genius , has announced that it has won a Red Herring Top 100 Europe award. "We're delighted to...

CBS Sports Taps NBA Star, Steve Nash, to File World Cup Web Video Reports, Interact with Viewers

--ESPN, Rogers Unveil Plans for Multiplatform World Cup Coverage
CBS Sports contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know that it has tapped South African-born two-time NBA MVP, Steve Nash , for a project that will see him traveling to South Africa and filing a series of video segments and reports on the 2010 World Cup, as well as interacting with viewers through social media. The reports will be produced in partnership with Nash's production company, Meathawk .

According to CBS Sports,...

AT&T to Offer Extensive Interactive TV, VOD, Online and Mobile Coverage of World Cup

--AT&T U-verse TV to Offer its First-Ever Spanish-Language Interactive TV Application
AT&T on Tuesday unveiled its plans for interactive TV, VOD, online and mobile coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup . Among other things, the plans call for the telco to offer the first-ever Spanish-language interactive TV application to run on its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV platform, U-verse TV.

According to AT&T, the U-verse TV Spanish-language app--which will be available at no extra charge on channel 3001 and which is the result of...

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