Amazon to Offer Netflix App on Kindle Fire

-- Kindle Fire Downloads available for Facebook, Pandora, Twitter, Rhapsody, Zynga, GameLoft, Rovio
An application that will allow Netflix subscribers to watch TV shows and movies from its Watch Instantly library is among the apps Amazon will offer to consumers that buy its Kindle Fire tablet next week. The $199 tablet, which ships Nov. 15, will also allow support apps for Facebook , Pandora , Rhapsody , Zynga , Rovio , The Weather Channel and games from Electronic Arts . Amazon cited several other examples of apps and...

Frontier Launches TumTiki Video Portal

-- Users Can Access Free and Paid Content from Amazon and Hulu

Frontier Communications launched a video portal Monday that allows subscribers to access content from Hulu and . The strategy from the rural U.S. telco appear similar to one from Charter Communications , which recently announced plans to allow its high-speed Internet subscribers to search for content from Amazon, Hulu and Netflix through its portal. Frontier is run by CEO Maggie Wilderotter , the founder of interactive TV pioneer Wink Communications ...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Jivox Raises $8.2 Million for Mobile Advertising Play -- Kudelski Group to Cut 270 Jobs -- BCM Wins Patent for Measuring 'Second-by-Second' Interactive TV Responses -- Adobe Buys Video Advertising Platform Auditude -- Charter Integrates Portal with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Hulu Scores Rights Deal with The CW -- Virgin Media Bundles Spotify Music -- Armani Exchange App lets iOS Users Create Fashion Shows and Buy Clothes -- Disney Signs Online Video Licensing Deals with Amazon and Netflix -- Internap's Concurrent Deal Could Help Deliver VOD to Multiple Devices

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Amazon, GetGlue, HbbTV Consortium

--Report: Sling Media Co-Founder, Blake Krikorian, Joins Amazon's Board of Directors
--GetGlue Launches Self-Service Marketing Dashboard for Entertainment Brands
--HbbTV Consortium Now Has 50 Members
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Accedo Broadband, Roku, ActiveVideo, P&F, Philips, Amazon

--Accedo Broadband Launches Interactive TV Casual Games on Roku 2
--ActiveVideo's CloudTV Technology and TAG Games Now Available on Philips Connected-TV Sets
--Amazon Instant Video Now Offers 100,000+ Titles, Amazon Prime 9,000+ Titles
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as 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 a few more 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...

"Creative Visions" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present videos of the two " Creative Visions " sessions from The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The sessions--which were hosted by Nick DeMartino of Nick DeMartino Consulting and founder of the American Film Institute Enhanced Television Workshop (subsequently renamed the AFI Digital Content Lab)--featured lectures and presentations that showcased new creative visions in interactive television and video.

The presenters...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Amazon, CBS, AT&T

--Amazon Expands its Programming Library via New Licensing Deal with CBS
--AT&T Expands Availability of its U-verse Mobile App
--AT&T Launches U-verse Service & Support Tool App for Smartphones
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: Amazon has signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement with CBS that will enable customers of its subscription-based Amazon Prime and transactional Amazon Instant Video services to stream TV shows from the CBS library. "Amazon Prime customers will be able to instantly watch thousands of episodes from the CBS library at no additional...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- AOL Teams with i.TV for Relaunch of AOL TV -- Bravo Pushes Multiplatform 'Platinum Hit' -- Blinkx Builds Video Search App for Roku -- Tvinci Powers Dutch Online Video Portal -- ANT Building Set-Tops with Harvard International
A OL relaunched its site, and teamed up with mobile application developer i.TV to create new apps for Apple 's iPhone and iPad. The new site includes revamped interactive TV listings and increased video. AOL, which recently purchased The Huffington Post , said the redesigned site "furthers its position as a full service TV-viewing companion." More Bravo is banking on multiplatform distribution to drive its new "Platinum Hit" music series, which debuts May 30...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- UK Retailer Tesco Buys Streaming Video Site Blinkbox -- Two Way Media Raises Funds for Social Gaming, Connected TV Projects -- Hollywood Directors Protes New $30 Premium VOD Window -- Appeals Court Ruling Could Force EchoStar to Settle with TiVo
British retail giant Tesco is expanding into the streaming video business, acquiring an 80 percent stake in online TV and movie site Blinkbox . Founded by former executives from the UK's Channel 4 and Vodafone in 2006, Blinkbox offers both paid content, and free ad-supported videos. Tesco's deal follows a move from Amazon in January to buy Blinkbox rival LoveFilm . Some U.S. retailers are also expanding into the online video sector, including Wal-Mart which...