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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Rovi, Panasonic, Sony

--Rovi Launches DivX Plus Streaming
--Rovi TotalGuide to Power EPG for Panasonic Connected-TV and DVD/BD Recorder Products in Europe
--Sony Jettisons "Qriocity" Branding
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. Rovi has launched...

TVOT NYC INTENSIVE 2011 SUPER EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

Super early-bird registration for [itvt]'s second annual TVOT NYC Intensive (December 5th, 2011, in New York City) ends at midnight tonight , Wednesday, August 31st. Super early-bird registration allows you to attend TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 for just $575 , representing a savings of $300 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event). To take advantage of this discounted pricing, click here: http://www.thetvoftomorrowshow.com/registration To find out about...

TVOT NYC INTENSIVE 2011 SUPER EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Super early-bird registration for [itvt]'s second annual TVOT NYC Intensive (December 5th, 2011, in New York City ) ends at midnight this Wednesday, August 31st.

Super early-bird registration allows you to attend TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 for just $575 , representing a savings of $300 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event).
To take advantage of this discounted pricing ,...

New Edition of StoryCentric Focuses on the Role of Data in Multiplatform Storytelling

[itvt] is pleased to present the latest edition of StoryCentric , our video column from Brian Seth Hurst , CEO of The Opportunity Management Company and former second vice chair of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. StoryCentric focuses on the business, technology and art of interactive storytelling, and highlights new technologies and other industry developments that have the potential to fundamentally change the way we create and interact with stories and narratives--in television...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): CNN, DLNA

--CNN Launches "TV Everywhere" Service
--CNN Says Over 10 Million Consumers Worldwide Have Downloaded its Mobile Apps
--DLNA Sees "Unprecedented Growth" in Connected-TV Space
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Time Warner-owned CNN has become the latest cable network to launch a "TV Everywhere" service (note: the "TV Everywhere" programming distribution model, which was originally championed by Time Warner chairman and CEO, Jeff Bewkes, seeks, via authentication technology, to make programming that pay-TV customers have already paid for through their cable,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Flingo, Hulu, ITU

--Flingo Unveils its Automatic Content Recognition Platform
--CEO Kilar Says Hulu Plus Now Has 875,000 Subscribers
--ITU Issues Call for Entries for IPTV Application Challenge
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Flingo , the new automatic content recognition (ACR) company from BitTorrent co-founder, Ashwin Navin, emerged from stealth mode Thursday, with the launch of "application publishing products [that] seamlessly integrate the Web with the TV experience. Already the largest publisher of smart TV apps," the company's press materials continue, "Flingo is available...

"The Business of ITV" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of " The Business of ITV ," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Chris Allen , VP/Director of Video Innovation, SMGx Bruce Dennler , SVP of Agency Relations, Canoe Ventures Craig Leddy , Principal, Interactive TV Works (Moderator) Chip Meehan , VP of Advanced Advertising Sales, Comcast Spotlight Peter Low ,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): AFDESI, AKQA, ATVOD

--AFDESI Issues Call for Entries for its Ninth Annual International Interactive TV Awards
--AKQA Two-Screen Interactive TV App for Heineken Wins Cannes Gold Cyber Lion for Mobile
--ATVOD Unveils New, "More Progressive" Fee Tariff for VOD Service Providers
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: International interactive TV industry body, AFDESI (the Association for the Development of Enhanced TV Services and Interactivity) , has issued a call for entries for its ninth annual International Interactive TV Awards. The awards, which will be presented at a ceremony at MIPCOM in October, will recognize ITV excellence in eight...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC, DISH Network, GetGlue

--Technical Lead for BBC News on Connected TV Outlines Best Practices for TV Software Design
--DISH Launches Independence Day Promotion for its DISH Cinema VOD Service
--GetGlue Launches Mobile Web Site, Sees 100% Check-In Growth since March
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: In a posting on a BBC blog, Robert Hardy, the technical lead for the recently unveiled BBC News app for connected TV's (see the article published on itvt.com, June 20th), has outlined his team's six TV software design best practices: "1) Our internal data sources need to be platform-neutral--meaning we can...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): mgMedia, Fastweb, Miniweb (woomi), devilfish, Motorola

--mgMedia Powers OTT VOD Service for Fastweb
--Miniweb Taps devilfish to Help Position its woomi Connected-TV Platform as an Entertainment Brand
--Motorola Launches IP Set-Top with "Click-In" DVR Module
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: mgMedia has announced that it has been tapped by Italian telco, Fastweb , to create a multidevice OTT delivery system for the latter's broadband VOD service, Chili TV. The system is based on mgMedia's Open4Content platform. "Chili is available on Italian LG and Samsung devices (Smart TV's, BDP and Smart Upgraders),"...

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