Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Media Storm, Nancy Tellem, Microsoft Xbox, NCAA, T3Media, Netflix, DreamWorks,, Google+, Numericable, Panasonic, Roku, Shazam

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • Media/Marketing Agency, Media Storm, Names John F. Collins Managing Director of Broadcast and Interactive TV; Collins Was Previously SVP of Product Management at Canoe Ventures
  • At Industry Event, Entertainment and Digital Media President, Nancy Tellem, Trumpets Microsoft's Efforts to Develop Interactive TV Programming for Xbox; Programs Expected to Launch before End of Year
  • Microsoft Appoints Ex-Channel 5 Executive, Kate Barnes, as Executive Producer at its Soho Productions Xbox-Programming Arm
  • NCAA, T3Media Launch YouTube Channel, NCAA OnDemand; Initially, Channel Will Promote "March Madness" Basketball via Fan-Vote Promotion
  • Netflix Partnering with DreamWorks Animation to Produce First Original Netflix Series for Children; "Turbo: F.A.S.T," Slated to Launch in December, Will Be a Spin-Off of DreamWorks' Summer Movie, "Turbo"
  • Social-TV Specialist,, Integrates Google+ into its Flagship Interactivity Suite (IS); Broadcasters Using IS Can Now Push and Pull Google+ Data into Live Programming and Companion Apps
  • France's Numericable Rolls Out New Social-TV Features on its "La Box by Numericable" Gateway; Features Include On-Screen QR Codes for Faster Connection to Twitter and Facebook, Screenshot Sharing on Facebook
  • Panasonic Europe Chief, Laurent Abadie, Says Improving Connected-TV Experience More Important than Improving Picture Quality: "The Consumer Benefit Is on Interactivity. We Have Reached the Point where Definition Is not the Main Thing"
  • FCC Filing Reveals Next-Generation, Smaller-Footprint Roku Box, the 4200X
  • Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) Specialist, Shazam, Claims its Tagging Data Correctly Predicted Majority of Grammy Winners

DreamWorks' "Turbo: F.A.S.T"