Interviews

New iTV Doctor Column Features Interactive TV Notables Weighing in on 3D TV

[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, "The iTV Doctor Is In!" This week, various interactive TV industry notables--including Mike Bloxham of Ball State University's Center for Media Design, Allison Dollar of the iTV Alliance, Jaspal Bhasin of itaas, Glen Friedman of Ideas & Solutions, and Gary Arlen of Arlen Communications--weigh in on the buzz around 3D TV at the recent Consumer Electronics Show.

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New iTV Doctor Column on Playcast Media's Technology for Enabling Console Games on Legacy STB's

--Plus the Ladies of ITV Look Back at the Past Year in Interactive TV and Forward to 2010
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " This week's column features Peter Flood , head of business development for North America at Playcast Media , discussing how that company's technology enables video games--including sophisticated console games--to be played on legacy set-top boxes.

We have also just published a new episode of our talk radio show , " Radio [i]tvt...

Connected TV Game Forum Launched

--Founder Members are Accedo Broadband, Betfair, PlayJam, RallyPoint, Two Way Media
Five companies in the interactive TV and online games/gaming space-- Accedo Broadband , Betfair , PlayJam , RallyPoint and Two Way Media --announced Tuesday that they are establishing a new forum for the development of games on connected TV. The companies say that online games are a major driver in the multiplatform digital entertainment arena, attracting 38% of Internet users and generating billions of downloads via mobile and digital TV platforms, and that they believe...

New iTV Doctor Column Features Time Warner Cable's Will Kreth, Ball State's Mike Bloxham

--Plus ActiveVideo Networks' Edgar Villalpando Proposes a New Holiday Tradition: iTV Thursday
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, The iTV Doctor Is In! This week, the iTV Doctor, along with Will Kreth , senior director of advanced video strategy at Time Warner Cable and founder of OEDN (the OCAP/EBIF Developer Network), and Mike Bloxham , director of insight and research at Ball State University's Center for Media and Design , project themselves into the future and attempt to answer the...

New Interview on Calit2's NexCAVE 3D Immersive Visualization System, New iTV Doctor Column

--Note: Due to Thanksgiving, [itvt]'s Daily News Service Will Be on Hiatus until Monday, November 30th
[itvt] has just published an interview with Professor Tom DeFanti , the principal scientist behind the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology's (Calit2) new 3D immersive visualization system, NexCAVE . Also participating in the interview is Dave Walton of JVC , the company whose 3D HD LCD monitors form a crucial component of NexCAVE.

We have also just published a special Thanksgiving-themed edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The...

New Interviews with Sezmi Co-Founder, Phil Wiser, and Microsoft Xbox Live GM, Marc Whitten

--Plus ActiveVideo's Edgar Villalpando on the Emergence of the Connected Car
[itvt] has just published interviews with Sezmi co-founder, chairman and president, Phil Wiser, and with Microsoft Xbox Live general manager, Marc Whitten .

Wiser discusses Sezmi's platform (a set-top box-based offering which the company bills as "combining traditional TV content, movies and Internet video in a single, easy-to-use product and service"), its programming partnerships and its various interactive, social and content-discovery capabilities; the company's monetization strategy and roadmap for the
platform;...

New Interview with Ensequence President and CEO, Peter Low

--Plus New Blog Posts from ActiveVideo's Edgar Villalpando, RCDb's Herve Utheza
[itvt] has just published an interview with Peter Low , president and CEO of interactive TV authoring solutions provider, Ensequence . Low, whose appointment as CEO was announced in September, discusses his new role at Ensequence, outlines the strategic trajectory of the company's flagship iTVManager platform, provides statistics and other information on the company's various deployments around the world, explains how the company is responding to the emergence of connected TV, and shares his thoughts...

New Interviews with Showtime Networks, ConciseClick

--Plus: A Day in the Life of...Softel CEO, Sam Pemberton
[itvt] has just published interviews 1) with Robert Hayes , SVP and general manager of digital media at premium programmer, Showtime Networks , and Andre Sala , the company's manager of digital content distribution; and 2) with Nick Alt , CEO of interactive video commerce specialist, ConciseClick . Hayes and Sala discuss Showtime's various interactive digital media initiatives, including new interactive video games it has created for the shows, " Dexter " and " Californication...

New Interview on ActiveVideo's Interactive TV Work with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable

--Plus a New Interview on 180Squared's Work on the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV Platform
[itvt] has just published in-depth interviews with Jeff Miller , president and CEO of ActiveVideo Networks , a company that specializes in technologies for cloud-based interactive TV and whose customers include Cablevision and Time Warner Cable, and with Amir Littman , co-founder and VP of business development at 180Squared , a company best known for providing software and integration services for Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform. Miller discusses ActiveVideo's work with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable;...

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,"...

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