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Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): DISH Network, Blockbuster, Facebook, HealthiNation, Roku

--DISH Network, Blockbuster Launch DVD's-by-Mail/Instant-Streaming Service for DISH Subscribers
--Blockbuster to Launch Facebook App for Renting and Viewing Videos
--HealthiNation Enters Connected-TV Space via Launch on Roku
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 a couple of 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. DISH...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Irdeto, Liberty Global

--Irdeto Launches "TV Everywhere" Solution with Social and Interactive TV Features
--Irdeto Expands its ActiveCloak for Media Solution to Address Multiplatform TV
--Liberty Global Vendor Award Honors "Horizon" Contributors
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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 a few more 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Bluestreak Technology, Panasonic, CBS

--Panasonic Semiconductor Taps Bluestreak to Power New OTT Solution
--Bluestreak Assembles "Video Everywhere" Ecosystem
--CBS Launches Social Media Initiatives for Fall TV Season
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Pace, SocialGuide, MTV, Softel, Zazum

--Pace Launches Elements Software to Support Design, Delivery and Management of Digital Services
--SocialGuide: MTV's VMA's "Most Social Program" Measured to Date
--Softel Launches vFlex MC Ancillary Data Processor for Multichannel Workflows
--tCommerce Company, Zazum, Wins Spot in ad:tech's Start-Up Spotlight
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. Pace , a...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- mSpot Challenges Netflix with Online Movie Rental Subscriptions -- DirecTV Invests in Targeted Advertising Firm Invidi -- MTV Spotlights Online Creativity in Inaugural 'O Music Awards'
Hoping to lure customers from Netflix and other streaming video providers, startup mSpot Inc. launched a new online subscription movie package that drops the rental price on some new releases to as low as $3. mSpot boasts that it is able to stream many new movies the same day they are released on DVD, while Web surfers that use Netflix, Amazon , or Apple 's iTunes Store and other services usually have to wait 28...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): IntoNow, Music Choice, NBC, Netflix

--IntoNow Users Have Tagged 1 Million TV Shows/Movies in Month Since Launch
--Music Choice Appoints Director of Web and Mobile Application Development
--NBC's "Today" Offers Social Media-Driven Online Companion Show to Promote Today.com Re-Launch
--Netflix Updates its iPad App
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. Once again, 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 see your news covered in this...

AdaptiveBlue Provides Numbers Detailing Growth of its GetGlue Social-TV Service

AdaptiveBlue , the company behind the social-TV check-in service, GetGlue (note: the company recently announced that it had raised $6 million in a third round of funding that was led by Time Warner), has published a blog post detailing the platform's January numbers and its growth over the past year as a whole. According to the company: In January, the platform reached 900,000 users and saw over 12 million ratings and check-ins. As of January,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Bluefin Unveils Tech for Analyzing Real-Time Viewer Response to TV Shows and Ads via Social Media
--New EMEA Hire, Customer Wins for Brightcove
--BT Vision Adds 40,000 Subscribers in Q4
--Cable VOD Offerings Celebrate Black History Month
--Hulu in Content Deal with Viacom
--CEO Kilar Provides Information on Hulu's Growth and Financials
--Kaltura in Broadband Video Partnership with Siemens IT
--MTV Launches Micropayment-Based Online VOD Service
--Russia's IMAQLIQ Integrates Opera's Browser Technology into its IPTV Devices
--Suddenlink Rolls Out VOD in Cabot, Arkansas
--Time Warner's Bewkes Confirms Premium VOD Plans
--Verimatrix Secure's PMT's OViVO Personalized
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue. Bluefin Labs has unveiled technology which it says will "discover and analyze what people say via social media about the shows and ads they watch on television in real time. The technology, currently in pilot with several global brands, agencies and media companies, lets marketers see audience response to mass media, providing insight to develop measurably more...

TiVo Launches TiVo Premiere App for iPad

--Allows Users to Manage Recordings, Navigate Content, and Interact via Social Media without Interrupting Viewing Experience
As expected (see the article published on itvt.com, January 11th), TiVo has now launched its TiVo Premiere App for iPad in the Apple App Store. Billed by the company as providing "a true two-screen TV experience that turns your iPad into command central for your TiVo Premiere box," the free companion app is designed to allow TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL users to discover new content, view guides, schedule and manage recordings, receive recommendations...

New Interview on Alticast's New Interactive TV Social Media Platform, AltiConnect

--Platform Lets Viewers Interact with Sponsored Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare Campaigns
[itvt] has just published an INTERVIEW with Chris Ulmer , director of application solutions at interactive TV software specialist, Alticast (note: the company's areas of expertise include DVB-MHP, OCAP/tru2way, EBIF, IPTV and mobile TV), and Anne Dirkse , Alticast's director of technical services, application solutions.

Ulmer and Dirkse provide a detailed overview of Alticast's new interactive social media platform, AltiConnect, which allows pay-TV subscribers to interact with sponsored Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare...

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