Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): ATAS IMPG, ABC Family, Aereo, Alice Cooper, Kickstarter, Amazon, IMDb, AT&T U-verse TV, ESPN, Two-Way Media, ATSC

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

  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) Announces Changes to its Interactive Media Awards for 65th Primetime Emmys; Will Add New Category Award for "Outstanding Interactive Program"; Will Expand Existing Juried Award for "Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media" to Include 4 Areas of Competition: Multiplatform Storytelling, Original Interactive Program, Social TV Experience, User Experience and Visual Design
  • ABC Family Trumpets Success of "Exclusive Social Media Announcement" of "Pretty Little Liars" Spin-Off, "Ravenswood"; Claims Tactic Generated 369 Million+ Social Impressions on Facebook (33 Million+), Twitter (333 Million+), Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, GetGlue (c. 3 Million), YouTube and
  • Judge Rules against Aereo Bid to Force Networks to Turn Over Revenue Information
  • Alice Cooper Seeking Funding on Kickstarter for Transmedia Project, "Uncle Alice Presents"
  • Amazon Studios Greenlights "Betas" Original Comedy Series Pilot for Amazon Prime Instant Video
  • Amazon Studios Greenlights "Zombieland" Original Series Pilot from Sony Pictures Television; Has Now Greenlit 14 Original Pilots for Amazon Prime Instant Video
  • Amazon Expands IMDb-Powered "X-Ray" App to TV; App Lets Kindle Fire HD Viewers Tap to Access Background Information on Actors Appearing on the Screen
  • AT&T U-verse TV Customers Gain Access to ESPN's WatchESPN "TV Everywhere" Service
  • AT&T U-verse TV Ordered to Pay $27.5 Million for Infringing on Two-Way Media Streaming Patents
  • ATSC Issues Call for Proposals for ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer
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