New Event Will Examine How Advanced-TV/Video Technologies Can Improve Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

ITVT would like to encourage our readers to attend what promises to be an important and informative event, produced by LAVA Digital Media. Entitled " High Tech in a Dangerous World: How Next Gen TV, AI/AR/VR 'Save the Day' from Disaster ," the event will take place 12:30-3:00PM on Monday, September 17th at the Arizona State University California Center (725 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA). It will examine how ATSC 3.0 and other advanced-TV/video technologies...

In Memory of Tom Hagopian

ITVT heard last week--just after we learned of the untimely passing of Scott Higgins--that another seminal figure in our industry, Tom Hagopian, had died. Our condolences to his family and friends. Tom's colleague and friend, Tracey Scheppach, has sent in her memories of him--and if any other readers would like to send in their reminiscences, we would be honored to publish them in the ITVT newsletter and on our Web site. Tracey's memories of Tom...

In Memory of Scott Sanders Higgins

Scott Higgins was a 2005 receipient of our ITVT Award for Leadership. * Kevin Cohen rememberance * Cathy Hetzel rememberance * Jonathan Boltax rememberance ITVT learned over the weekend that Scott Higgins, a seminal figure in the early days of interactive TV in the US, had died. His death has come as a shock to his many friends in the TV industry and beyond: he was just 59 and had appeared to be in excellent...

ITVT Presents...TVOT NYC 2018!

The TV of Tomorrow Show's Annual East Coast Event Will Take Place Thursday, December 6th at New York's Famous SVA Theatre TVOT NYC 2018 Will Feature 100+ Expert Speakers and Panelists; Hands-On Exhibits, Workshops and Master Classes; Unparalleled Opportunities for Networking and Deal-Making; New Branding Options for Sponsors and Exhibitors; Our Popular Holiday Party; and Much, Much More Tickets on Sale Now : Special Early-Bird and Group Rates Available ITVT is pleased to announce that...

The iTV Doctor Is In!: Sinclair/Tribune and The Future of Broadcast Television

By Rick Howe At TVOT San Francisco 2017, I shared a Fireside Chat with Sinclair Broadcast Group President and CEO Chris Ripley . We discussed Sinclair's plans to merge with Tribune Broadcasting, a move that would have resulted in an over-the-air broadcast audience potential of about 90 million homes - roughly 73% of US TV Households. If the number of TVOT audience members who were madly taking notes is any indication, those were surprising numbers...

Radio ITVT: Like Creator, Jack Jerry

Jack Jerry is a prominent creator on the social-video platform, Like. In this short interview with ITVT Editor-in-Chief, Tracy Swedlow, and ITVT Gen-Z Correspondent, Hannah Swedlow-Washbourne, which was recorded at VidCon last month, Jerry discusses his background, why he started using Like, what he considers to be the strengths of the platform, how he builds his follower base, and more.    

Picture: Jack Jerry is pictured with Bob Gold, CEO of Bob Gold PR 

Radio ITVT: "TV Data of Today" at TVOT SF 2018

Thanks to the generosity of Inscape, ITVT is pleased to make available free of charge an audio recording of the TVOT SF 2018 session, "TV Data of Today." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:

Audio Recordings of TVOT SF 2018 Sessions Now Available for Purchase

For those of you who couldn't make it to TVOT SF 2018 , ITVT is pleased to announce that audio recordings of all 37 sessions (including panels, keynotes and firesides) from the show are now available for purchase. The recordings are priced at $100 per session. However, we are offering substantial discounts for bulk purchases, as well as to TVOT SF 2018 speakers, sponsors and attendees. To inquire about discounts, please email us at