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The iTV Doctor Interview: Viggle President, Chris Stephenson

Dear Readers : The ACTIVITY in the second-screen interactive television space is exploding. But, as with all fast-growing technology, the BUSINESS of second-screen interactive television has some open questions. The following interview asks some of those questions, a few of which remain unanswered.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Shazam, TWC, Blue Wave Media, Unicorn Media, Viggle, USA

--Shazam's ACR Technology Powers Interactive TV for "American Idol"
--Time Warner Cable's TWC TV App to Offer Live Video Streaming on ICS Android Devices
--Blue Wave Media Taps Unicorn Media to Deliver Content to Connected TV's and Mobiles
--USA Network Offers Viggle-Powered Second-Screen Experience for "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the London-based company is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as unlock supplemental content associated with TV shows--a process it calls "tagging"), announced Thursday that the rest of the current season of...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Function(x), Viggle, Intel Atom, ITV

--Function(x): TV Loyalty App, Viggle, Has Surpassed 250,000 Users, 7 Million Check-Ins
--Intel Launches 32nm Atom SoC for Set-Top Boxes and Media Gateways
--ITV's New News Site Optimized for Smartphones, Tablets, Connected TV's
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Function(x) , the company that recently launched the rewards-based social-TV loyalty-program app, Viggle , and subsequently acquired rival Loyalize (see the articles published on itvt.com, January 19th and February 20th), announced last week that Viggle has added over 250,000 registered users since its launch and has exceeded 7 million...

The iTV Doctor Reviews: Second-Screen Apps at the Oscars

Dear Readers: As promised, this week's column is a review of second-screen (iPhone) apps that complemented the February 26th Academy Awards broadcast on ABC. We'll be looking at Shazam, Miso, Viggle and ABC's in-house iPhone experience. The overall domestic Oscar audience was pegged at 38 million viewers, significantly less than the 44 million viewers for the Grammys, and only about a third of the Super Bowl audience.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Comcast Media Center, Facebook, Viggle, Loyalize

--Comcast Media Center's HITS Unveils New Cloud-Based VOD Distribution Service
--CBS, CMT, "Daily Show," MSNBC, MTV News, "Today," GetGlue Launch Facebook Timeline Apps
--Function(x) (Viggle) Acquires Loyalize
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Comcast Media Center's HITS operation has announced a new, cloud-based HITS On Demand content distribution network, which it says "makes thousands of titles from Comcast's content distribution platform available to third-party operators, without the need for them to upgrade their local storage...With the additional capacity of the CDN, operators...

The iTV Doctor Reviews: Second-Screen Apps at the Grammys

Dear Readers: Last week we looked at the iPhone apps that Shazam did for the 111 million viewers of the Super Bowl. This week we'll look at more iPhone providers for a slightly smaller (44 million viewers) audience: the Grammys that aired on CBS Sunday, February 12th. We'll take a look at the work of GetGlue, IntoNow, Miso, Shazam and Viggle .

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Shazam, Grammys, Turner, Verizon, ActiveVideo, Viggle

--Shazam Teams with The Recording Academy to Bring ACR-Powered Interactivity to the Grammys
--Report: Turner Set to Roll Out ACR-Powered Interactivity on Tablets and Connected TV's
--Verizon Files Final Brief in Appeal of ActiveVideo Patent-Infringement Rulings
--Social-TV Loyalty App, Viggle, Adds Interactivity to the Grammys; Has Seen 1.4 Mil Check-Ins To Date
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam , teamed with The Recording Academy to add interactivity to last night's 54th Annual Grammy Awards . "When viewers use Shazam during the live broadcast of the awards ceremony," Shazam states in its press materials, "they can: 1) Look up the nominees in...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Viggle, YuMe, Nielsen

--Viggle Social-TV Loyalty-Program App Available in App Store; Launch Partners Revealed
--YuMe-Nielsen Study Shows Benefits of Combined TV/Online-Video Ad Campaigns
Due to the large volume of news generated by the recent 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 more 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...

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