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Announcing the Schedule of Sessions for The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012

[itvt] is pleased to announce the schedule of sessions for the sixth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (Tuesday, June 12th and Wednesday, June 13th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco) . A PDF version can be downloaded here .

In addition to compelling and timely panel sessions, keynotes, firesides and workshops, TVOT 2012 will continue [itvt]'s tradition of complementing our shows with a thematically relevant art...

INdustry: Yahoo! Moves First--ACR TV on Sony

Last week, I had a chance to catch up with Russ Schafer, senior director of global product marketing for Yahoo! Connected TV . As I mentioned in my CES round-up (see the INdustry column published on itvt.com, January 17th), Yahoo! Connected TV rather quietly announced a deal with Sony to deploy their Yahoo! Broadcast Interactivity service on existing 2011 Sony TV sets and upcoming 2012 TV sets. (Video: http://advertising.yahoo.com/video/events-26393649/connected-tv-at-ces-27844619.html ) Broadcast Interactivity is a platform...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Amino, HBC, BBC Red Button, Bluefin Labs

--HBC Trials Amino's Freedom Jump Media Center for OTT
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through April 28th
--Bluefin Labs Launches Social-TV Analytics Product for Brands
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Due to the volume of news generated by the NAB Show last week, we anticipate that it will take us a few more days to catch up: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Charter, FourthWall Media, Coincident

--Charter to Deploy FourthWall Media's EBIF-Based Interactive TV Advertising Solution
--Coincident Launches Tool for Authoring Interactive Video Experiences, Second-Screen Apps
--Coincident Launches Analytics Product, Publishes White Paper on Efficacy of Companion-App Content
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Due to the volume of news being generated by the NAB Show this week, we anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Comcast, TiVo, Trendrr, Verizon, Cisco, Ericsson, ActiveVideo

--Comcast Xfinity On Demand Launches on TiVo Premiere in SF Bay Area
--Trendrr: Three Quarters of All Social-TV Engagement in March Stemmed from Twitter
--Verizon Taps Cisco, Ericsson to Redesign its VOD System, Following Patent Case Loss to ActiveVideo
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. TiVo and Comcast announced Monday that they are offering San Francisco Bay Area TiVo Premiere DVR customers who are also Comcast customers access to Comcast's Xfinity On Demand VOD service. "Beginning today and over the next few weeks, existing TiVo Premiere and Comcast customers in the Bay Area will...

"Starting with a Clean Slate: Industry Experts Envision TV's Ideal Evolution" at TVOT NYC Intensive 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, " Starting with a Clean Slate: Industry Experts Envision TV's Ideal Evolution ," which was one of the highlights of our recent TVOT NYC Intensive event (took place December 5th in New York City). The session was described in the TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 brochure as follows: "As technology reshapes the TV landscape, we are in the early stages of an uncertain evolution. Consumers...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Shazam, Social-TV Investment, Sony, Google TV, Triveni, BCM

--Shazam Releases Update to its ACR Technology, Allowing Faster "Tagging" of TV Shows
--All Things Digital's Kafka: Investment in Social TV Still "Fairly Modest"
--Report: European Launch of Sony Google TV Devices Pushed Back to September
--Triveni Digital, BCM to Partner on Interactive TV Demo at NAB
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Automatic content recognition (ACR) specialist, Shazam (note: the London-based company is best known for offering a mobile application that consumers can use to identify music, as well as unlock supplemental content associated with TV shows--a process it calls "tagging"), has released Shazam 5.0, which it bills as a "major...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): SeaChange, Shazam, NBC, Red Bull Supernatural, SocialGuide

--SeaChange to Sell its Broadcast Server and Storage Business
--Shazam to Provide ACR-Powered Enhancements for NBC's Coverage of Red Bull Supernatural
--SocialGuide Launches Social-TV Analytics Product, SocialGuide Intelligence
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. SeaChange International said Wednesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its broadcast server and storage business--a move that it says will allow it to focus on its core software and services operations, including its backoffice, video-streaming, gateway-software and advertising solutions. "The sale to a group of...

INdustry: Civolution Supersizes ACR with Ad Info

It feels like the ACR business is starting to shift gears. Whereas last year, I think the market was working to grock the scope and importance of ACR and its ability to connect devices and cloud services to traditional TV, now it seems like we're digging in a bit and starting to figure out how to actually do all this stuff.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Alticast, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer

--Alticast Launches Windmill End-to-End Interactive TV "Ecosystem"
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through March 10th
--BBC's Daniel Danker Calls for Simplified Connected-TV Experience
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Interactive TV software company, Alticast , has unveiled Windmill, which it bills as an end-to-end digital interactive ecosystem for TV operators, that offers support for cable, satellite, digital terrestrial, IPTV and hybrid-TV systems. "Alticast's Windmill ecosystem builds on the company's longstanding expertise in open, standards-based software, providing an intuitive...

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