Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Trident Microsystems, Kaon Media, LG, Turner, Univision, Verimatrix, Viewster, Grundig, Samsung, Syabas, Vimond, Wowza, YouTube, Zixi

In order to catch up with the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past two weeks at IBC, IFA, CEDIA, IDF and beyond, we have prepared a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources. New Trident Microsystems TSC100 STB SoC's Feature Support for Android, Online Content Viewing Trident Microsystems Powers Android Set-Top Box from Kaon Media Trident Microsystems Powers Android Set-Top Box from LG CNS Turner...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Bravo, Cablevision, Turner, Canoe Ventures

--Bravo Puts David Serwatka in Charge of Cross-Platform Productions
--Cablevision iO TV Subs Gain Access to Turner's TV Everywhere Service
--Canoe Puts Jonathan Bokor in Charge of ITV Solutions, Chris Pizzurro in Charge of VOD Advertising
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...

Exclusive: Rebecca Rusk Lim Named VP of Interactive Experience at Turner Broadcasting

High-profile interactive TV industry figure, Rebecca Rusk Lim , is leaving Starz Entertainment , where she was senior director of advanced entertainment, for a new position as VP of interactive experience at Turner Broadcasting . She will report into Turner's Audience & Multi-Platform Technologies (AMPT) group.

March Madness On Demand Could Be a Slam Dunk Interactive TV App

--By Steve Donohue Considering the huge demand Web surfers and smart phone owners showed this year for March Madness On Demand , imagine how much traffic wall-to-wall coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament could generate if Turner Sports and CBS Sports manage to create an interactive TV application for the Big Dance. Since 2004, MMOD has been a huge draw for hoops fans, allowing viewers to toggle between up to four live games running...

Comcast and Time Warner Sign Long-Term "TV Everywhere" Agreement Covering Turner Networks

--Deal to Result in Live Streaming of Turner Networks for Comcast Subscribers Later This Year
Comcast and Time Warner said Tuesday that they have expanded their "TV Everywhere" partnership with a long-term agreement that will provide Comcast digital cable customers with online and mobile access to "hundreds of hours" of content from networks operated by Time Warner-subsidiary, Turner Broadcasting System, including TNT, TBS, CNN, HLN, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim (note: the "TV Everywhere" programming distribution model, which was originally championed by Time Warner chairman and...

News Round-Up (X): theChanner, Turner, Adobe, FreeWheel, Verizon, Widevine, LOVEFiLM, mgMEDIA

--theChanner Launches Social Music TV App for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
--Turner Teams with Adobe, FreeWheel on "TV Everywhere" Solution for Verizon FiOS TV Online
--Widevine in OTT Deals with LOVEFiLM, mgMEDIA
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, 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. It will likely take a short while 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...

Turner Sports Says Its Interactive Broadband Video Coverage of the PGA Championship Broke Records

Turner Sports on Monday released usage figures for the interactive broadband video coverage of the 2009 PGA Championship that it provided on PGA.com last week as part of a long-running deal with the PGA of America (note: for an extensive overview of the coverage, including its various social and interactive elements, see the article published on itvt.com, August 17th ). According to the company (citing figures provided by Omniture): PGA.com received 1.4 million average daily...

Cox, Turner Announce Results of VOD Ad Exposure Trial Involving Cox's MyPrimetime Service

--Preserve Watermark for Nielsen C+3 Ratings, Claim 80%+ of Viewers OK with FF-Disabled VOD
Cox Communications , the US's third-largest cable MSO, and Time Warner-owned programming giant, Turner Broadcasting System , announced Wednesday that they had successfully measured advertising exposure in VOD content located within Cox's MyPrimetime On Demand service . In a trial effort, the companies say, Turner confirmed that timeshifted VOD viewing of its programs could be counted toward Nielsen C+3 ratings, a key industry measure that is designed to indicate how many viewers are exposed to...

Turner Replaces de Fougerolles as CEO of Interactive TV Content Company, Two Way Media

--Move Follows Sale of Company's Two Way Gaming Venture to NetPlay TV
--Round-Up of Recent News from Two Way Media
UK-based interactive television company, Two Way Media , announced Monday that CEO, Jean de Fougerolles, will be stepping down after an eight-year stint at the company. De Fougerolles, who led the company's transition from a technology to a content business and who oversaw its sale to investment company, Ingenious Media Active Capital, in 2007, will be replaced by sales director, James Turner. "Two Way Media will be primarily focused on our strategy of dev eloping...

Turner Sports, NBA Team on Interactive "Fan Night"

Turner Sports and the NBA have announced an interactive offering
called "Fan Night" that will give viewers the chance to vote for which
basketball games they want to see televised nationally on NBA TV
each Tuesday night. According to the companies, viewers will be able
to log onto NBA.com and cast their vote from a list of the available
match-ups taking place around the league; the match-up that receives
the most votes will then be televised on the channel the following
Tuesday night. The first Fan Night vote will begin on October 28th, to
determine which game will be televised on Tuesday, November 4th.
"We're proud to launch the new NBA season on NBA TV and
NBA.com with the introduction of Fan Night, a landmark
multiplatform experience that takes fan interactivity to an