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Students at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program Produce Live Interactive TV Show

--Show Developed as Final Project for Class on "Live Experimental Interactive Television"
Shawn Van Every, a lecturer at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program, contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know about " UnItv ," a live interactive TV show that has been produced by his students as the final project for his class on " Live Experimental Interactive Television ."

"'UnItv' is an exciting new venture in live television," Van Every told us by email. "Performed as a local news broadcast, the...

Winners of the 2010 International Digital Emmy Awards Announced

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of the International Digital Emmy Awards . The awards were presented at a ceremony at MIPTV in Cannes that was hosted by "Beverly Hills 90210" s tar, Jason Priestly, organized in partnership with Reed Midem, and sponsored by Nokia and Ooyala.

The winner of the Emmy for Best Digital Program: Fiction was " Primeval Evolved " (UK), a collaboration between...

AFDESI Issues Call for Entries for its Eighth Annual International Interactive TV Awards

International interactive TV industry body, AFDESI ( the Association for the Development of Enhanced TV Services and Interactivity ), recently contacted [itvt] to let us know that it has issued a call for entries for its eighth annual International ITV Awards.

The awards, which will be presented at the European ITV Perspectives Conference in Paris on June 21st, will recognize achievement in nine categories: TV guides and portals. Mobile interactive TV applications...

This Year's CableNET to Highlight EBIF- and tru2way-Based Interactive TV and Advanced Advertising

CableLabs and the NCTA on Tuesday unveiled the line-up of companies that will be participating in CableNET , their annual "hands-on" showcase of new cable technologies and products at the NCTA's Cable Show (takes place May 11th-13th in Los Angeles). This year's showcase will primarily highlight new EBIF- and tru2way-based interactive TV and advanced advertising solutions; however, it will also feature solutions for DOCSIS 3.0, backoffice management and 3D TV.

Companies that...

Boxee, Twilio Partner on Developer Contest to "Unite the Telephone and the Television"

In a posting on its corporate blog, Tuesday, over-the-top-TV specialist, Boxee , announced that it is partnering with Twilio , a company that offers a service which allows developers to add SMS and calling functionality to Web applications, to launch a developer contest dubbed the "TV Meets Telephony Hack Challenge."

According to Boxee's blog posting (authored by VP of marketing, Andrew Kippen), the contest--which runs through midnight, April 12th--invites developers to "unite...

Bravo to Offer Weekly "Virtual Viewing Parties" around "Real Housewives of New York City"

--Channel's Social TV Offering Branded as "Bravo Talk Bubble"
NBC Universal -owned cable channel, Bravo , has announced plans to offer a live, social TV experience around each week's episode of its reality series, "The Real Housewives of New York City" (airs Thursdays at 10:00PM Eastern/Pacific). The social TV offering, which Bravo has branded as " Talk Bubble ," builds on the apparent success of one-off so-called "virtual viewing parties" that the channel previously offered in association with the May 5th finale of the...

News Round-Up

--IPTV Set-Top Deals for ADB and Amino
--ANT Showcases Live HbbTV Implementation, Managed Service Portal
--China Deals for Concurrent and Harmonic
--Justin.tv Launches iPhone App
--NCTA Cable Show "My World" Exhibit to Feature Interactive TV Apps, Social TV, 3D TV and More
--Nielsen: Online Video Used as DVR, Not as Replacement for TV
--Ooyala to Power Broadband Video for Rowdy.com
Here is a round-up of some of other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: ADB has announced that Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) is deploying its set-top boxes to support a new IPTV service. Amino Communications has announced that it has secured a contract to deliver HD set-top boxes to Mahaska Communication Group , a triple-play provider serving the city of Oskaloosa, Iowa. The company says...

Round-Up of Media Coverage of the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010

Here is a round-up of some of the coverage of the TV of Tom orr ow Show 2010 from the trade press and blogs: A&E Exec: Having Fewer Ads Online Was "a Huge Mistake," by Janko Roettgers, NewTeeVee Boxee's Ronen: The DVR Is Dying , by Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable Cable Breaks Out the ITV Drano , by Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable Canoe Floats its EBIF Templates , by Linda Hardesty, Communications Technology/Cable360.net...

ALERT: Deadline for Entries for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for Interactive Media is April 30th

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) has announced that the deadline for submitting entries for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media is April 30th.

Entries can be submitted online at http://www.emmys.tv , and additional entry and eligibility information is available at http://www.emmys.tv/interactive .

This year's Primetime Emmy Awards for Interactive Media honor creative excellence in interactive programs...

New iTV Doctor Column Profiles Time Warner Cable's Joan Gillman

--[itvt]'s Daily News Coverage to Resume Later This Week
[itvt] has just published the first in a new series of columns from " The iTV Doctor Is In " columnist, Rick Howe . Entitled " The iTV Doctor: Profiles " and sponsored by HSN, the columns will profile various prominent figures in the interactive TV industry, starting with Joan Gillman, president of media sales at Time Warner Cable .

The [itvt] editorial team is currently working on a round-up issue that...

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