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Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Roku, Synacor, Turner, Pay-TV VOD vs. Netflix

--Roku Launches Android App
--Synacor, Turner Expand their TV Everywhere Partnership to Provide Live "March Madness" Coverage
--Report Argues Pay-TV VOD Is Underperforming, Calls for Dynamic Ad Insertion, Better EPG's
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. OTT specialist, Roku , has launched a free app in the Android Market (note: the company launched an iOS app last December). "Use the app to explore, rate channels, and much more--all with the tap of a finger," the company states on its blog. "What else does it do?...

itaas Opens Engineering, Testing and Integration Facility in Chennai, India

--itaas President and CEO, Vibha Rustagi, Responds to Canoe Ventures' Termination of its ITV Operations

TVOT 2012 EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY)

Early-bird registration f or [itvt]'s sixth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (June 12th-13th, 2012, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco) ends at midnight tonight, (Wednesday, February 29th). Early-bird registration allows you to attend the TV of Tomorrow Show for just $775 , representing a savings of $500 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event). To take advantage of this discounted pricing,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): TVGuide.com, Epix, TVplus, Amnesty International, zeebox, Sky

--TVGuide.com Says Survey Shows Social-Network Discussions Drive TV Tune-In and Loyalty
--Epix Taps TVplus to Power Second-Screen Social-TV Experience for Secret Policeman's Ball
--zeebox Begins Two-Month Advertising Campaign on Sky and Viacom Channels
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (note: early-bird discount registration ends tonight!), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. TVGuide.com has unveiled the results of a research study which it says shows that social network discussions about TV shows drive tune-in, loyalty and more live viewing. "17% of respondents said they have started to watch a show because of a social impression, while...

The iTV Doctor Is In!: What Caused Canoe to Capsize?

Dear Readers: Next week we begin a series on Canoe Ventures . The collapse of Canoe was a shock to some, and overdue to others. But everybody has something to say, both on the record and off. And the iTV Doctor is all ears. We've already gotten information on the timing of the Canoe decision--the degree to which a few business contracts expiring shortly hastened the decision. And how some key structural decisions in 2006/2007 may have doomed Canoe before it even launched.

The iTV Doctor Is In!: What Do the Operators Do Now?

Dear Readers : When I started on this column last week, we hoped to publish it on Monday night (for a Tuesday morning audience). Because of the heavy news load on Monday and again on Tuesday, we're now publishing on Wednesday night--just after the news about Canoe surfaced. In a press announcement today, newly appointed Canoe CEO Joel Hassell said, "Canoe will conclude its national interactive TV initiatives. Cable's ITV business will continue through the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): ABC News, Bluefin Labs, Amino, Arris (Moxi)

--ABC News Taps Bluefin Labs for Social-TV Analysis of Major Events in 2012 Presidential Campaign
--Amino Credits Product Range Simplification, Improved Operational Performance for Strong Results
--Arris: Moxi No Longer Available in Retail, EPG Data and Tech Support to Cease at End of 2013
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. ABC News said Tuesday that it is partnering with social-TV measurement and analytics company, Bluefin Labs , for social-TV analysis of "coverage of key nights in the 2012 presidential campaign, including on-air use of social media insights, analytics and data visualizations during ABC News broadcasts of Super Tuesday, the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Movl, Mark Cuban, NDS, Bouygues Telecom, Ooyala

--Movl Receives $500,000 Investment from Mark Cuban, Plans to Launch Three New Apps
--NDS Provides Software Components, Professional Services for Bouygues' New IPTV Platform
--Ooyala Report Sees Strong Growth in Smartphone, Tablet, Connected-TV Viewing
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. Movl , the winner of Samsung's inaugural "Free the TV Challenge" (note: the company recently developed an app called Movl SwipeIt that allows users to stream content from their iOS or Android smartphone or tablet to their Samsung connected TV via a swiping motion--see the article published on itvt.com,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BitTorrent, CBS, Bluefin Labs, Grammys

--BitTorrent's Bram Cohen Demo's P2P Live-Streaming Protocol, Jokes It Will "Kill Off Television"
--CBS, Bluefin Labs Claim 2012 Grammys Set a "New Social-TV Record"
--CBS Launches "Making-Of" Webisodes, "Interactive Online Experience" for "CSI" Fans
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. Earlier this week, BitTorrent inventor, Bram Cohen, demo'd his P2P live-streaming protocol at the San Francisco MusicTech Summit. Cohen, who claims that the protocol could stream live video to millions of computers with no central infrastructure, joked that his goal is "to kill off television." NewTeeVee's Janko Roettgers has...

"Social TV, Viewer Data and Monetization" at TVOT NYC Intensive 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, "Social TV, Viewer Data and Monetization," 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:

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