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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Netflix, Amazon, Roku, Shelby.tv, Sony, Google TV, USA Network, Viggle, Yahoo!, IntoNow 3.0

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days to catch up with all recent developments, so...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Kinect Sesame Street and Nat Geo TV, Peel, John P. Roberts, Endemol USA, Starz, Facebook Connect, Yahoo!, Tom Hanks, Jump Games, Playtone, YuMe

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days to catch up with all recent developments, so...

INdustry: Yahoo! Moves First--ACR TV on Sony

Last week, I had a chance to catch up with Russ Schafer, senior director of global product marketing for Yahoo! Connected TV . As I mentioned in my CES round-up (see the INdustry column published on itvt.com, January 17th), Yahoo! Connected TV rather quietly announced a deal with Sony to deploy their Yahoo! Broadcast Interactivity service on existing 2011 Sony TV sets and upcoming 2012 TV sets. (Video: http://advertising.yahoo.com/video/events-26393649/connected-tv-at-ces-27844619.html ) Broadcast Interactivity is a platform...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Visiware, Yahoo!, Anthony E. Zuiker, zeebox, Vestel

-- Visiware Launches Facebook Game -- Yahoo! Taps "CSI" Creator, Anthony E. Zuiker, to Produce Online Movie with Interactive Elements -- zeebox to Integrate its Social-TV Platform with Vestel's 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. Visiware , a company best known for its interactive TV games and its PlayAlong second-screen solution, has unveiled a Facebook party game called "Blitz Dobble" (or "Blitz Spot It" in the US). "Released in 2009 as a board game, 'Dobble' is a truly addictive memory game combining speed, reflexes,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Vevo, Vizio, YouTube, WeVideo, Yahoo!, Vuguru

-- Vevo Revamps its User Experience with New Social, Personalization, and "Long-Play" Features -- Vizio Launches YouTube App -- Collaborative Online Video Editing Company, WeVideo, Launches WeVideo Camera App for Android -- Yahoo!, Vuguru Partner to Develop Original Scripted Programming
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. Online music video service, Vevo (note: the service--which is currently hosted by YouTube--is backed by Abu Dhabi Media, Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group), has revamped its user experience with new social, personalization and "long-play" features. "The new Vevo is a personalized, social, long-play viewing experience," the company...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): TransGaming, MIPS Technologies, Yahoo!, Tom Hanks

--TransGaming Extends GameTree TV to Support MIPS-Based Set-Tops
--Yahoo! to Offer Interactive Animated Series Created by and Starring Tom Hanks
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 (VII): Sony, Google TV, TransGaming, Yahoo!, IntoNow, TMS

--Sony Unveils New Google TV Devices
--TransGaming Launches Multiscreen Support for its GameTree Connected-TV Gaming Service
--Yahoo! Trumpets its Interactive TV Efforts at CES
--TMS's Zap2it Surpasses TV Guide in Audience Size, According to comScore Data
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 (IV): Miso, DirecTV, "Dexter," MOG, Samsung, NBC, Yahoo!

--Miso Offers DirecTV Subs Broadcast-Synchronized Social/Interactive TV Experience for "Dexter"
--MOG Launches Music-Streaming Service on Samsung Connected TV's, Blu-ray Players
--NBC Previewing Episodes of "Up All Night" and "Whitney" on Yahoo!
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. Earlier...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Yahoo!, IntoNow, NDS, Pushbutton, Amazon.com

--Yahoo!'s IntoNow Launches Android App, Supports "Project Runway"
--NDS Names Dave Habiger CEO; Ex-CEO Abe Peled Becomes Executive Chairman
--Pushbutton Acquired by Amazon.com
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, 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. IntoNow , the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Tremor Media, Transpera, Yahoo!, yap.TV

--Tremor Media Acquires Transpera
--Yahoo! Releases Results of Study of Consumer Attitudes to Connected TV
--yap.TV Updates its Two-Screen Social-TV Platform to Handle Super Bowl Traffic
--Report: yap.TV Develops Tech for Enhancing TV Ads with Synchronized Interactive Content on iPad
Here is the second of two round-ups of some recent interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Online video advertising network provider, Tremor Media , has acquired mobile advertising platform provider, Transpera , in a bid to enable its advertisers to target consumers via both Web and mobile through a single campaign buy. TechCrunch's Leena Rao has more . Yahoo! has released the results of research it commissioned from Ipsos OTX...

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