ABC to Shine Spotlight on IntoNow at Republican Debate

-- Moderators to Cite Data from Live IntoNow Social Polls in Questions for Candidates
Three months after Yahoo signed a broad partnership agreement with ABC News , the Internet giant's IntoNow social TV subsidiary will be spotlighted during a debate featuring Republican presidential candidates on Saturday. IntoNow said viewers that tag the debate on ABC will be able to participate in polls. The moderators plan to cite data from the polls in questions for the candidates. IntoNow isn't the first social network to gain exposure through a presidential debate...

The iTV Doctor Is In!: IntoNow Update

Dear Readers:

Last spring I moderated a TV of Tomorrow Show panel on Automatic Content Recognition (ACR). We had a number of up-and-coming companies represented, and a few of them have done quite well.

Of course, the company with the fastest start was IntoNow , represented by founder and CEO Adam Cahan. IntoNow arrived at TVOT fresh from announcing their acquisition by Yahoo!, and that created quite...

Yahoo Launches IntoNow iPad App

-- Users Can Share Content with Friends on Facebook and Twitter
Six months after Yahoo acquired social TV startup IntoNow , the company launched a new IntoNow app for Apple 's iPad. The app relies on automatic content recognition (ACR) technology to identify programs a viewer is watching, and lets the viewer share and recommend TV shows and movies to friends on Twitter or Facebook . IntoNow faces increased competition in the social TV space from Miso , GetGlue , and other companies.

"The Anatomy of Automatic Content Recognition" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of "The Anatomy of Automatic Content Recognition," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Adam Cahan , CEO, IntoNow (a Yahoo! company) Rick Howe , The iTV Doctor (Moderator) Evan Krauss , EVP of Advertising Sales, Shazam Ashwin Navin , CEO, Flingo Mike Petrocelli , VP of Sales and Business Development, Americas,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up: Apple, ABC, Hulu, ITV, Kaltura, mgMedia, TotoTV

--Report: Apple Working with Major OEM to Develop iOS-Powered Connected-TV Sets
--"Expedition Impossible" Premiere to Feature Social TV Elements
--Report: Hulu Retains Investment Banks to Help with Possible Sale, Is Being Courted by Yahoo!
--ITV Taps Made By Many to Help Integrate its TV and Online Offerings
--Kaltura Enabling Internet Archive's Video Library to Support HTML5
--Mexico's TotoTV to Use mgMedia's Online Video Platform
--Time Warner Cable, Viacom Put their Litigation over iPad Streaming on Hold
Here are some other stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Citing a "former Apple executive, speaking with us on condition of anonymity," Daily Tech reports that Apple is partnering with a major OEM to develop and sell iOS-powered connected-TV sets that would come bundled with its Apple TV platform and iTunes. Producer Mark Burnett will provide live (on both coasts) commentary via Twitter during today's (June 23rd) premiere of his new reality...

Shazam Teams with Spike TV, Oxygen

'Shazam for TV' Moments Featured on 'The Glee Project' and 'Guys Choice Awards'
Shazam will soon market its mobile music discovery app through shows on Spike TV and Oxygen , but its audio recognition technology can't yet be used to identify TV content. The company said Friday that Spike TV will include a "Shazam for TV" moment during tonight's "Guys Choice" awards program. Viewers that have downloaded the Shazam app to an iPhone, Android phone and other smartphones will be able to access three "Shazamable moments" by pulling...

Media Heavyweights Back Fanhattan

-- Startup's iPad App Integrates Content from Netflix, Hulu, iTunes
Several media and technology industry veterans are teaming up to back Fanhattan , a San Mateo, Calif.-based digital startup that has developed an iPad app that integrates content from Netflix , Hulu , iTunes , ABC and other online video services. Fanhattan's board includes investor Jarl Mohn, who is the former CEO of E! Entertainment Television and Liberty Digital . TiVo founder Mike Ramsay also sits on the board, and Fanhattan's executive team includes veterans...

t-Bone TV Building Social TV Platform

-- Anthony Rose, BBC iPlayer Developer and Former YouView CTO, Leads Startup

Tremor Media Recruits BSkyB, Virgin Media, Yahoo Veterans

-- Online Video Ad Network Pitching TV Advertisers Interactive 'vChoice' Formats
Tremor Media recruited ad-sales executives from Virgin Media , BSkyB and Yahoo to help draw TV advertisers in Europe to new interactive video ads that it is distributing online. The New York-based online video ad network named former Virgin Media and Sky executive Luke Phebey and former Virgin executive Matthew Godsmark national sales managers. It named former Yahoo executive Nina Buschmedia account manager. Tremor said its new sales executives will focus on showing TV advertisers...

Yahoo Buys Social TV Startup IntoNow

Just 12 weeks after IntoNow launched its social TV application, Yahoo! Inc. said it acquired the Silicon Valley-based startup. The deal could help Yahoo expand into interactive TV programming, using IntoNow's automatic content recognition (ACR) technology. IntoNow's app for Apple 's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch lets users identify which TV programs they are watching, and share their viewing choices with friends. IntoNow, which has integrated its application with Facebook , Twitter , iTunes and...