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New iTV Doctor Column Features Sangita Verma on TAG's Plans to Open its Platform to Third Parties

--Plus Easel TV's Bill Scott Asks, "What Does a Well-Executed TV App Store Mean for Pay-TV?"
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " In this edition, Sangita Verma , co-founder of TAG Networks , the interactive TV games company that earlier this week announced that it had been acquired by ActiveVideo Networks , discusses plans to open up TAG's games platform to third-party developers.

In addition, [itvt] blogger, Bill Scott , COO of Easel TV...

News Round-Up (I)

--ActiveVideo Networks Acquires Interactive TV Games Company, TAG Networks
--ActiveVideo Networks Integrates CloudTV Tech with SMiT's CI+ Modules
--ANT Selected by Kathrein for HbbTV Devices
--AT&T Launches U-verse Online Portal
--Bee.tv Launches Direct-to-Consumer Online Service in Private Beta
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, so we are 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. Cloud-based interactive TV technology company, ActiveVideo Networks , has announced that it has acquired TAG Networks , an interactive TV games company with which it has worked very...

New iTV Doctor Column Asks Whether Interactive TV Games Can Compete with Regular Programming

[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In!" This week, Sangita Verma , founder and CEO of TAG Networks , explains how that company's interactive TV games channel on Oceanic Time Warner Cable is beating major linear programming networks in terms of average daily viewing minutes. (Note: [itvt] would like to thank Rick for moderating the highly praised panel, "The iTV Doctor Is In!:...

New iTV Doctor Column on AT&T U-verse TV's Interactive TV Apps Strategy

--AT&T U-verse TV's GW Shaw Explains What the Service Has Learned from its
Customers
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " This week, GW Shaw , executive director of AT&T U-verse marketing , discusses AT&T U-verse TV's interactive TV apps strategy, and how that strategy has been shaped by what it has learned from its customers since launching its first ITV apps back in 2006.

Exclusive: TAG Interactive TV Games Channel Tops Major Linear Channels in Daily Viewing Averages

--TNS STB Data Show Channel Retains Viewers for Longer than Disney, CNN, Nickelodeon and Others
TAG Networks --an interactive TV games company that has developed a games-on-demand channel, called TAG, which it says integrates with existing VOD infrastructures (note: the company has a history of working closely with ActiveVideo Networks and is involved in the latter's deployments with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision)--contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that new TNS data , measuring daily time spent viewing per set-top box, show that the TAG channel topped 43 linear...

ActiveVideo Networks Expands Partnership with TAG Networks

--Companies Seeking to Extend Interactive TV Games Offerings to Connected CE Devices
Cloud-based interactive TV specialist, ActiveVideo Networks , announced last week that it has expanded its relationship with its long-term partner, TAG Networks , in order to extend enhanced gaming experiences to broadband-connected consumer electronics devices. This represents the third in a recent trio of CE-related announcements from the company: earlier last week ( see the article published on itvt.com, January 7th ), it announced an agreement with Blockbuster that it said was designed to enhance...

[itvt] Scoop!: ActiveVideo Networks Deploys with Oceanic Time Warner Cable

--Radio Interview: ActiveVideo's Jeff Miller Discusses the Deployment