Ensequence, SeaChange International, Splat Interactive, Nielsen, BlackArrow and Civolution Join Canoe Ventures, Softel, Nagra, Rovi, RCDb, HSN, Visible World, Zeitera and Breakaway Communications as Sponsors of TVOT NYC Intensive 2011

[itvt] is pleased to announce that Ensequence, Splat Interactive, Nielsen, BlackArrow and Civolution have joined Canoe Ventures, Softel, Nagra, Rovi, RCDb, HSN, Visible World and Zeitera as sponsors of TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 (Monday, December 5th at 730 Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan).

Please note that some sponsor, exhibitor, and workshop opportunities are still available. If your company is interested in these opportunities, please contact Tracy Swedlow at 415 824 5806 or swedlow@itvt.com.


Canoe Ventures is in the business of better television. Founded as a joint venture by the leading cable television operators in America, Canoe has created the largest national, interactive platform on television to help marketers, programmers, distributors and viewers extend the curiosity, interest, and desire that television creates into the next connected and measurable step--immediately, powerfully, and interactively. Canoe solutions are at work in more than 20 million US households. Canoe is headquartered in New York, with advanced technology operations and collaborative labs in Colorado. For more information, visit http://www.canoeventures.com



Softel is a global leader in key TV and video technologies including subtitling and captioning, interactive TV, MPEG stream processing and multiplexing, opt and ad insertion cuing, and Teletext, delivered through a full range of products, professional services and bespoke development. Based in Pangbourne, near Reading in Berkshire, England, Softel also owns Softel-USA LLC, which focuses entirely on the Americas from its metro New York location. The company also has an impressive network of partners worldwide. With almost three decades of broadcast experience, Softel has built a customer list that encompasses prestigious "blue chip" broadcasters and major post production facilities, as well as freelancers and smaller facilities. For more information, visit http://www.softelgroup.com



Ensequence, the interactive TV company, enables programmers, service providers and advertisers to increase programming ratings, advertising effectiveness and merchandise sales by making their shows and commercials more powerful and engaging with interactive TV. The Ensequence iTV Manager interactive platform solves the technical complexities associated with creating and deploying a high volume of uniquely branded interactive television experiences across cable, satellite, telco and connected devices. Ensequence's customers include the largest and most innovative programmers and service providers in the media industry: NBCUniversal, MTV Networks, Showtime Networks, Turner Broadcasting, HBO, QVC, Rainbow Network Communications, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Canoe Ventures, DISH Network and Verizon. In addition, Ensequence is deployed on multiple connected device platforms. For more information, visit http://www.ensequence.com

Nagra, a Kudelski Group company, provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company provides content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Its services and content-protection technologies are used by 120 pay-TV operators, securing content delivered to over 149 million active smartcards and devices. Its advanced user experience solutions are integrated in over 160 million devices, enabling video-on-demand, personal video recording, advanced advertising and enhanced television applications. For more information, visit http://www.nagra.com/dtv



Related Content Database, Inc. (RCDb) provides next-generation TV software solutions and data services to Hollywood studios, network operators, and consumer electronics manufacturers. RCDb's WatchWith Service Delivery Platform enables rapid integration and deployment of a wide range of public and private Web services to managed network set-top boxes, connected TV's, game consoles and Blu-ray discs and players. The Related Content Database provides time-based metadata and services to enable monetization of digital video across multiple distribution platforms. The company has offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. For more information, visit http://www.rcdb.net or http://www.watchwith.com

Rovi Corporation is focused on revolutionizing the digital entertainment landscape by delivering solutions that enable consumers to intuitively connect to new entertainment from many sources and locations. The company also provides extensive entertainment discovery solutions for television, movies, music and photos to its customers in the consumer electronics, cable and satellite, entertainment and online distribution markets. These solutions, complemented by industry-leading entertainment data, create the connections between people and technology, and enable them to discover and manage entertainment in an enjoyable form. Rovi holds over 5,100 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with numerous offices across the United States and around the world including Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.rovicorp.com


HSN, an operating segment of HSN, Inc., is a leading interactive multichannel retailer offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names. HSN reaches 96 million homes and is a leader in transactional innovation, including services like HSN Shop By Remote and HSN on Demand. For more information, visit http://www.hsn.com.



Splat Interactive offers applications and development services in connected TV and mobile to consumers and media companies globally. The company focuses on consistently delivering the right user experience for each and every device. It has streamlined development, design and delivery of rich consumer experiences for industry-leading media companies, service providers, and content owners such as wCities, Clearchannel, Exclaim Mobility and Razor Planet, among others. The Splat Interactive experience extends beyond televisions to connected set-top boxes, smart devices, automobiles and more. Splat Interactive innovates by building on its core capabilities, drawing upon its extensive experience and industry relationships, innovating with UI's, new technology mash-ups, and test procedures that speed the approval process. It couples these strengths with its client engagement and its own experience in developing its social-TV solutions, Splat.TV Web, Splat.TV client and Splat.TV for the tablet. Its professional services range from application and UI/UX consulting to design, development and deployment across Yahoo!, Samsung, Vizio, Sony and Google TV. For more information, visit http://www.splatinteractive.tv

BlackArrow is a leading worldwide provider of advanced advertising technology for new television platforms. The company's multiplatform advertising system is designed specifically for video content distributed over any on-demand platform, enabling networks and content distributors to maximize advertising revenues. BlackArrow is privately held, and backed by Cisco Systems, Comcast Interactive Capital, Intel Capital, Mayfield Fund, Motorola Ventures, NDS Group, Polaris Venture Partners and Time Warner Cable. The company has offices in New York City and San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.blackarrow.tv

Nielsen is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit http://www.nielsen.com

Civolution is the leading provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetizing media content. The company offers an extensive portfolio of cutting-edge watermarking and fingerprinting technology applications for audience measurement, media synchronization and forensic marking of media assets in pre-release, digital cinema, pay-TV and online. Through its solutions portfolio, Civolution offers the most comprehensive global media monitoring (television, Internet, and radio) and online content identification and monetization to facilitate and manage profitable content distribution. For more information, visit http://www.civolution.com

Visible World is the leading provider of addressable television advertising solutions. The company's suite of services enables advertisers, agencies, and media companies to deliver addressable, interactive, and measurable ads. Today, Visible World empowers over 200 advertisers to deliver more effective and more accountable campaigns to consumers in approximately 80% of US cable television households. For more information, visit http://www.visibleworld.com

Zeitera is a Silicon Valley start-up located in Mountain View, Calif. Backed by experienced technology investors with successful track records in building technology companies, Zeitera is leading the emerging market for automatic content recognition (ACR) solutions across the broadcast, Internet, and CE ecosystems. Zeitera has a senior team of computer vision, image processing, data-mining, and search experts with experience building large-scale systems at successful start-ups as well as established technology companies such as Sony, AOL, Google, IBM, Broadcom, and Nokia. For more information, visit http://www.zeitera.com


Breakaway Communications is a full-service public relations and marketing communications firm with a rich history of success and a hands-on approach that garners impressive results for clients. The company takes the best of PR--smart people, great strategy and execution, exciting businesses and products--and leaves the bad--bureaucracy, fluff and BS--behind. Its teams embrace today's rapidly changing PR and media environments--combining traditional media and social media strategies--to benefit its clients. With offices in New York, San Francisco and London and a worldwide partner network, Breakaway Communications offers customized communications programs with global reach. For more information, visit http://www.breakawaycom.com

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