Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Boxee, NCTA, Invidi, ITV, Apple, "Emmerdale"

--Boxee, NCTA in Dispute over "Clear QAM"
--Invidi Secures Addressable Advertising Patent
--Report: UK Broadcaster ITV Warns Apple against Using "iTV" as its Connected-TV Brand
--ITV to Enhance "Emmerdale" via Multiplatform Interactive Storytelling
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 TV specialist, Boxee , has submitted a filing with the FCC arguing against a proposed rule change that would allow operators to encrypt basic cable channels (i.e. eliminate "Clear QAM"). "If Clear QAM is eliminated, consumers who have little or no OTA antenna reception will not only be...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Apple, Clearleap, eyeIO, Netflix

--Piper Jaffrey's Munster: Apple to Launch Connected-TV Set in Late 2012
--Clearleap Hires Ex-Cisco GM of IPTV Middleware as VP of Product Marketing
--eyeIO Unveils "Ultra-Low-Bandwidth" Encoding Technology, Deployed by Netflix
Due to the large volume of news generated by the recent 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and other factors, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to process all the news from the show: 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,...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Big 10 Network Launches iPad App -- Synacor Sets Initial Public Offering -- CableLabs Opens San Francisco Office -- Logik Deploys Oregan Networks Browser

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Humax Teams with Opera on Hybrid Set-tops -- Ono Deploys TiVo’s Hybrid DVR -- Cox to Deliver Live TV Channels through iPad -- Verivue, itass, RGB and Verimatrix Market Integrated TV Everywhere Solution -- PlayJam Lands Slot on Western Digital Media Players

Shazam, Delivery Agent Enable Tcommerce in NBCU TV Series

-- Viewers of USA's 'Covert Affairs' can Buy Merchandise through Mobile Devices
Shazam struck a unique deal with Delivery Agent which will allow viewers of USA Network series Covert Affairs to easily buy merchandise related to the program through Apple iOS and Android mobile devices. The agreement announced Tuesday appears to be just the beginning of an effort by Delivery Agent, and Comcast 's NBCUniversal to add tcommerce capabilities to TV series by relying on Shazam's automatic content recognition (ACR) technology. Following the launch with Covert Affairs...

INdustry: How Apple's Smart Genius TV Could Win Big

Is it a rumor? Or is it now a foregone conclusion? Seems the bandwagon has started to roll on Apple 's entry into the Smart TV market. The question is, what are they going to do? I guess we all expect Apple to enter the TV market with something very different, very competitive and very creative...a better Smart TV...a smarter Smart TV. Genius TV? So, how might a Genius TV be better than today's Smart...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- iTunes Creator Helping to Develop TV for Apple -- Builds Apps for iPhone, iPad -- DirecTV Adds Recommendation Engine to Interactive Program Guide -- NCTC Expands into TV Everywhere Authentication -- Nintendo Lands Hulu Plus for 3DS, Wii -- Alticast Partners with Icareus

Interview: Geoff Katz on the Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, " Radio [itvt] ," Geoff Katz , who among other roles serves as co-chair of the Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards Committee , discusses the winners of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards, as well as the winner of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Philo T. Farnsworth award: Time Warner Cable 's pioneering interactive TV service, the Full Service Network (FSN). He also discusses how...

FX Cashes in on 'Sons of Anarchy' Buzz with T-commerce iPad App

-- Companion App Lets Viewers Buy Clothing Worn by Cast Members
FX may be the first cable network to make tcommerce the focus of a companion app for a TV series, building an app for Apple 's iPad that allows fans of hit program Sons of Anarchy to buy jewelry, clothing worn by cast members and other merchandise. The "SOA Gear" app is scheduled to launch Nov. 1, coinciding with the debut of episode nine of the FX show. The app uses automatic content (ACR) technology...

Time Warner's Full Service Network to be Honored at Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards

-- Honorees include Comcast, Apple, Yahoo, IBM, Fox
Time Warner Cable 's work on its fabled Full Service Network in Florida will be recognized at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Wednesday. Time Warner Cable and former corporate sibling Time Warner will receive the Philo T. Farnsworth Award at the Oct. 26 ceremony for their work on FSN, a video-on-demand and interactive TV trial conducted with 4,000 homes in Orlando, Fla., during the mid-1990s. "It...