Events

Boxee Beta to Be Unveiled in Brooklyn on December 7th

-the-top-TV specialist, Boxee , has set the dates for the release of the beta version of its platform. The initial release will take place at 7:00PM on December 7th, at an unveiling event at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York City. According to the company, the event will also see the launch of various new applications from its partners, and will kick off "a 4-weeks early access for users to test the...

[itvt] Presents...The TV of Tomorrow Show 2010

InteractiveTV Today [itvt] , the first, best and most widely read news source on interactive and multiplatform television, is pleased to present the fourth annual TV of Tomorrow Show , March 3rd-4th (Wednesday-Thursday), 2010 in San Francisco, California at the famous Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The first three TV of Tomorrow Shows were praised by sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and attendees not only as true experts' conferences that attracted a veritable "who's who" of...

AFI Digital Content Lab to Hold its DigiFest November 4th and 5th

--Event Showcases Projects Incubated by the Lab and Significant Digital Productions from Past Year
The American Film Institute Digital Content Lab , an organization which for more than a decade has played a key role in fostering the development of interactive and multiplatform TV--and interactive media in general--in the US, will hold its annual interactive media showcase, the AFI DigiFest (formerly known as the AFI Digital Content Festival), at the Mann Chinese Theater (auditorium #1) in Hollywood, November 4th and 5th. The first day of the AFI DigiFest will...

New Interviews on Real-Time VOD Ad Insertion and Developing ARG's for "Lost" and "FlashForward"

--Plus The iTV Doctor on Interactive TV for "Fans," Set Top Box 2009 Coverage, and More
[itvt] has just published interviews with senior executives from 1) BlackArrow , an advanced advertising specialist which announced earlier this week that its VOD ad-insertion platform--which enables ads to be inserted into VOD content on-the-fly--has gone live with Comcast in Jacksonville, Florida; and 2) Hoodlum , an alternate reality gaming (ARG) specialist which recently won a primetime Emmy for "The Dharma Initiative: Dharma Wants You," an ARG it created for the ABC drama series, "Lost,"...

Alcatel-Lucent's Stuart Waite and Mark Janes Discuss the Company's Interactive TV Strategy

--New iTV Doctor Column Focuses on Selling Interactive TV Advertising
[itvt] has just published an in-depth interview with Stuart Waite , head of interactive media at Alcatel-Lucent , and Mark Janes , the director of business development and marketing for the company's Digital Media and Advertising Product division. The two executives provide an in-depth update on Alcatel-Lucent's activities in the interactive TV space, covering such topics as the company's new deals with TeleColumbus and du; its various product offerings, including its Interactive Media Manager and...

News Round-Up:

--Accedo Broadband Develops Interactive TV Game for A&E Television
--ADB in Set-Top Deals with Altibox, ITI Neovision
--Alticast Announces Deployments of its Hybrid Broadcast Broadband Television Solution
--ANT Launches Managed Service Offering for IPTV and Hybrid Environments
--AT&T Launches Broadband Video Web Site
--BBC's Huggers Reveals Plans to Open iPlayer to Third Parties
--Bluestreak's MachBlue Supports "New 3D Flash User Experiences," Is Integrated into Mitsubishi TV's
--Brightcove Expands Partner Program
--Cisco's IPTV Technologies to Be Deployed by Virgin Media
--Clearleap's Platform Deployed by Bresnan
--Concurrent Announces "International Extension" of its "
Because of the large volume of news generated by the ongoing IBC show in Amsterdam, and because the [itvt] editorial team is currently traveling in the UK, we are covering a number of this issue's news stories in round-up/summary form. We anticipate some additional interruption of our regular news publishing schedule in the coming days, so we apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Here is the round-up: Accedo Broadband --a Stockholm-based provider...

Exclusive: Winners of the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has revealed the winners of the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media . The Interactive Media Emmys recognize excellence in two areas of competition: 1) Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Fiction (note: according to the Television Academy, this award category recognizes "outstanding fiction-based interactive programs or series presenting opportunities for audience engagement" and offering "content beyond passive, linear television viewing"); and 2) Outstanding...

Primetime Emmy Awards Telecast to Include Interactive Element

--Viewers Invited to Vote for Breakthrough Performance of the Year
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards will feature an interactive element this year. Starting today, viewers can go to a dedicated area of CBS's TV.com Web site ( http://www.tv.com/breakthrough ) to cast their vote for the "Breakthrough Performance of the Year" from clips of 15 performances that are available to view on the site. On Monday, September 14th, the field will be narrowed down to 10, and then the top three performances will be revealed during...

ActiveVideo Networks to Demo "Cloud-Based" Interactive TV Solutions for CI+-Enabled TV's at IBC

--ActiveVideo's Edgar Villalpando Provides More Detail in his itvt.com Blog
ActiveVideo Networks (formerly ICTV), a San Jose, Calif.-based company which offers a platform that it bills as intelligently streaming both traditional and Web-based content to digital set-top boxes and Web-connected CE devices and as combining the personalized, dynamic socially connected experience of the Web with the quality, immediacy and remote-control navigation that end-users expect from television (note: the platform, which earlier this year ActiveVideo announced had been deployed by Oceanic Time Warner Cable, and which...

ADB, SeaChange International Announce Exhibit Plans for IBC

Geneva-based Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) on Tuesday announced the line-up of demo's it is planning for its booth (Stand 5.B48) at next month's IBC show in Amsterdam. According to the company, the demo's will show "how it is helping its customers to meet the challenges of delivering an enhanced consumer TV experience with linear and on-demand entertainment services across hybrid networks," and "how it is enabling television, Internet and personal content to converge and be...

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