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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Samsung, Boxee, Shaw Media, Sony, SPB TV, Thomson, Time Warner Cable Media, TRA, TVCatchup, TVplus, Twitter, Nielsen, Valve, Verizon FiOS, Vimeo

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on TVOT NYC 2013 ( December 11th in New York City ), and because of the huge volume of news generated by the IBC and IFA conferences, we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format (note: if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us): Samsung...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Samsung Developers, Sky, Facebook, Kevin Spacey, Mediacom, Synacor, Telus, Tennis Channel, Verizon FiOS, NCTC, ThinkAnalytics, Thinkbox

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VII): Synacor, Verizon FiOS, thePlatform, Time Warner Cable, TiVo, Motorola, Trendrr, TV One, Univision, Viggle, NBA, Vimeo

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format. Synacor Expands its Relationship with Verizon to Provide "TV Everywhere" to FiOS TV Subscribers from a Single Online Destination thePlatform Launches Web-Based Console for Live Event Publishing; Console Schedules and Manages Live Signal Acquisition and Encoding, Handles DAI and Metadata Creation, and Automatically Archives...

LG Electronics CES News Round-Up

--Revamps its NetCast Connected-TV Platform
--Launches Google TV-Based Connected 3D TV Line
--Unveils "Magic Remote" for its 3D Connected TV's
--Partners with Gaikai to Bring Cloud-Gaming Service to its 3D Connected TV's
--Will Launch Verizon FiOS TV App on its Connected-TV Devices Later This Year
LG Electronics generated a fair amount of news at CES. Here is a round-up of interactive TV-related announcements and news from and about the company: The company unveiled its new Cinema 3D Smart TV 's, which among other things feature an upgraded version of its NetCast connected-TV platform. "Over the past year, LG has elevated the user experience of its smart-TV function by adding over 1,200 apps and a range of premium content services," the...

Samsung CES News Round-Up

--Launches AdHub Interactive Ad Platform for its Smart TV's, Partners with Rovi and YuMe
--Redesigns Smart Hub UI with "Smart Interactions" Voice- and Motion-Control, and Other New Features
--Reveals Plans to Future-Proof its Connected TV's via "Smart Evolution"
--Launches Camera System that Brings Connected-TV Functionality to Regular HDTV's
--Expects to Achieve 20 Million App-Downloads Milestone this Month
--Launches New Family-Focused Apps
--Partners with Rovio to Bring "Angry Birds" to its Connected TV's
--Partners with DirecTV to Enable "Boxless" Viewing
--Will Offer UltraViolet-Powered "Disc to Digital" Feature on its Blu-ray Players
--Demo's Pay-TV Apps from Comcast, TWC
Samsung generated a fair amount of news at CES. Here is a round-up: The company has launched Samsung AdHub , an interactive advertising platform for its Samsung Smart TV platform. "Through the newly announced AdHub service, brands can deliver 3D, video and interactive advertisements into the living room via Samsung's market-leading Smart TV's," it states in its press materials. "Samsung AdHub allows delivery of advertisements to the front page of Samsung's Smart TV interface, with...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Peel, Roku, Showtime, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS

--Version 2.0 of Peel's iOS App Adds Social-TV Features
--Roku Launches in the UK and Ireland
--Roku Appoints Clive Hudson to Head Up its European Operations
--Showtime Anytime "TV Everywhere" Service Now Available on iPad
Due to the large volume of news being generated by this week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to process all the news from the show: 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CMC, Ensequence, Verizon FiOS, MTV Networks, Eros International

--CMC's HITS Incorporates "Express Lane" Solution to Enable Indie Operators to Offer Local VOD
--Ensequence Builds "SpongeBob" Widget for Verizon FiOS TV
--Eros International Trumpets Growth of Bollywood Hits On Demand
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Comcast Media Center (CMC) says that its HITS offering (note: the latter, short for "Headend In The Sky," provides multiplatform content distribution services to independent cable operators) now includes its Express Lane content management solution. According to the company, Express Lane enables independent operators and MSO's to deliver locally produced VOD...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (X): Verizon FiOS, Pandora, Vision IPTV, Roku, Visiware

--Verizon FiOS TV Launches Pandora Widget
--Vision IPTV Lets Broadcasters Deliver Video to Roku's OTT Platform
--Visiware Reveals its Exhibit Plans for IBC 2011
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Verizon FiOS TV has launched Pandora 's streaming music service to subscribers in California, Texas and Virginia, and plans to roll it out in additional markets over the coming months. "FiOS TV subscribers can access their existing personalized radio stations from Pandora, or create a new account with the popular service...

"The Emerging Primacy of the App: The 'Appification' of TV and its Implications" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of " The Emerging Primacy of the App: The 'Appification' of TV and its Implications The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were : Dan Albritton , President and CTO, MegaPhone Labs David McElhatten , SVP of Studio and Services, ActiveVideo Networks Alan Queen , CTO, Movl (Winner of Samsung's "Free the TV Challenge" App-Development Contest) Jasper...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Verizon FiOS, Virgin Media, Spotify, Wired City, YouTube

--Verizon Resumes Roll-Out of Version 1.9 of its Interactive Media Guide
--Virgin Media to Offer Spotify on its TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Service
--Funding Sought for "Internet Television Network," Wired City
--YouTube Invites Users to Check Out Experimental Re-Design of its Service
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Verizon has resumed the roll-out of version 1.9 of its FiOS TV Interactive Media Guide, with launches in the Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay areas. The IMG 1.9 roll-out began in Harrisburg, PA, and Albany, Buffalo and Syracuse, NY in April, but was then suspended so that the company could "make some...

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