Interviews

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,"...

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...

New "iTV Doctor" Column Features Visiware's Laurant Weill Discussing Interactive TV Games

--Plus Blog Posts on Mobile TV Advertising, 3D TV, ZillionTV, Product Placement, TV Widgets, and More
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column , "The i TV Doctor Is In!" This week, Laurant Weill , president and executive chairman of Visiware , discusses what the interactive TV industry can learn from interactive TV games and gamers.

In addition, we have essays from [itvt] blogger, Edgar Villalpando , SVP of marketing at ActiveVideo Networks, on mobile TV advertising and on a new Nielsen...

New "iTV Doctor" Column Features Will Kreth Explaining the Work of OEDN

--Plus TubeMogul Interview, New Blog Posts on Interactive TV Games, AT&T's CruiseCast
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column , "The iTV Doctor Is In!" This week, Will Kreth , senior director of advanced video strategy at Time Warner Cable and founder of OEDN (note: the name is an acronym for "OCAP/EBIF Developer Network), an organization which is attempting to drive application development efforts using the US cable industry's OCAP/tru2way and EBIF middleware standards, explains how OEDN is working with academic...

New Interviews with Hand Eye Technologies' Jonathan Kessler and acrossair's Chetan Damani

--Topics Discussed Include Smartphone-Based Interactive TV and Augmented Reality
[itvt] has just published in-depth audio interviews with Jonathan Kessler , founder and CEO of Hand Eye Technologies, and with Chetan Damani , co-founder and managing director of acrossair. San Francisco-based Hand Eye Technologies has developed a software platform, called Hand Eye Interactive Technology (HIT), which enables viewers to use their camera-equipped smartphones to interact with highlighted hotspot objects on the TV screen (note: according to the company, the technology works with almost any video...

New Interview with BBC Red Button Chief, John Denton

--Plus iCueTV Founder and President, Michael Huegel, Explains Interactive TV Commerce
[itvt] has just published an in-depth audio interview with the BBC's mana ging editor of TV platforms, John Denton , the executive who leads the team responsible for the BBC 's highly popular (an average of around 11 million viewers access it each week) Red Button interactive TV service. Topics discussed include red-button interactive TV projects that Denton and his team are currently working on; which kinds of red-button interactive TV applications and programming have...

New Interviews with Rovi's Richard Bullwinkle, Adobe's Anup Murarka, SPRXmobile's Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald, and CloverLeaf Digital's Lawrence Brickman

--Topics Covered Include the Future of the EPG, Connected TV, Augmented Reality, Walled Gardens
[itvt] has just published interviews with Richard Bullwinkle , chief evangelist for Rovi (formerly Macrovision) ; Anup Murarka , director of technology strategy and partner development for Flash at Adobe Systems ; Maarten Lens-Fitzgerald , co-founder of SPRXmobile ; and Lawrence Brickman , co-founder and managing partner of CloverLeaf Digital . Bullwinkle discusses Rovi's (formerly Macrovision) new positioning and its just-announced "Liquid" digital media guide, which it bills as expanding on its traditional EPG products...

New Interviews with Google TV Ads' Keval Desai and ThinkAnalytics' Eddie Young and Pete Docherty

--Plus BIAP's Chief Product Officer, Ellen Dudar, on Interactive TV Standards and HDTV
[itvt] has just published audio interviews with Keval Desai , director of product management at Google and head of the company's Google TV Ads operation; and with Eddie Young and Pete Docherty , CEO and CTO respectively of ThinkAnalytics . Desai provides an in-depth overview of Google's ongoing efforts in the TV advertising space. Topics discussed include why Google decided to move into TV advertising; the company's deployment with DISH Network and its plans for...

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Taps Mochila for EmmyTVLegends.com Relaunch

--Archive of American Television Portal Will Feature 600+ Video Interviews with Major TV Figures
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation , the Television Academy's charitable arm, has selected Mochila --a company which provides a content syndication technology platform and network and whose clients include the AP, Reuters, AFP, Getty, Gannett, Tribune Company, Media General, MSNBC and CNET, among others--to redesign and relaunch EmmyTVLegends.com , the Web portal of the Foundation's Archive of American Television. The redesigned portal will be centered around approximately 600 rare videotaped interviews with...

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