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New Jet Set Column: "Going to the Show: The TV Academy, LA"

[itvt] has just published the latest edition of our regular column, " Jet Set ," which is authored by Brian David Johnson , consumer experience architect at Intel Corp. "Jet Set" explores the future of TV through the prism of the places, people and conversations that Johnson experiences as he goes on a global tour for his new book, Screen Future .

THIS EDITION of "Jet Set," entitled " Going to...

New Interview on Showtime's Award-Winning EBIF App, "Showtime Sports Interactive," New iTV Doctor Column on Pioneering Interactive TV Service, QUBE

[itvt] has just published an AUDIO INTERVIEW with David Preisman , VP of interactive television at Showtime Networks , and Geoff Katz , co-governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group , in which they discuss Showtime's high-definition EBIF-based " Showtime Sports Interactive " application. The Academy will honor the app with an Engineering Plaque--an award that celebrates "those achievements that exhibit a high level of engineering and are important...

News Round-Up (IX): Rovi, Showtime, Technicolor, DirecTV, Verizon

--Rovi Reports Higher Revenues, Swings to a Profit
--EBIF-Based Showtime Sports Interactive App Receives Engineering Plaque from Television Academy
--Technicolor Extends Set-Top Box Contract with DirecTV, Signs Broadband Router MOU with Verizon
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. It will likely take a short while for us 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...

Nominees Announced for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) has announced the nominees for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media.

The nominees for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Fiction are: Dexter Interactive (Showtime.com) : Showtime Networks, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions. Glee Hyperpromo And Superfan (Fox.com) : Coincident TV, Fox Broadcasting, Glee. Star Wars...

News Round-Up:

--Lori Schwartz Elected Co-Governor of ATAS Interactive Media Peer Group
--Ex-Digeo CEO, Greg Gudorf, Resurfaces at Thomson Technicolor
--Free Press: Comcast's "TV Everywhere" Service Poses a Threat to Online Video Competition
--New Online Reality Show Involves Hulu, MySpace
--Jinni Secures $1.6 Million in Series A Funding Round
--Ooyala Provides Live Streaming Coverage of Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
--Report: SeeSaw Secures Content Deals with Channel 4, Five
--Teletext Closes Down
--Thoughts from thePlatform's Ian Blaine and SysMedia's Andrew Lambourne
--Google's Eun: YouTube Mulling Subscription Option
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: As [itvt] was going to press, we learned that Lori Schwartz , SVP and director of the Interpublic Emerging Media Lab, has just been elected as co-governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (note: the other co-governor is Geoff Katz , VP of business development and marketing at Transpond). We hope...

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Launches New Emmys.com

--Site to Offer Exclusive Live Streaming of This Thursday's Primetime Emmy Nominations
[itvt] reported last week that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences had hired Web development company, Metal Toad, and creative agency, Playground Group, to spearhead a "user-friendly" redesign and expansion of its Web presence that would create three distinct interactive online destinations: Emmys.com , targeted at consumers and fans; Emmys.tv , targeted at Television Academy members and the press; and EmmysFoundation.org , targeted at academics and others interested in the history and culture of...

Television Academy Taps Metal Toad, Playground Group for Redesign and Expansion of its Web Sites

--Says Redesign Will Make Sites More Interactive
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Wednesday that it has hired Web development company, Metal Toad , and creative agency, Playground Group , to spearhead a "user-friendly" redesign and expansion of its existing Web sites. The organization says that the revamp will create three distinct interactive online destinations: Emmys.com, which will be targeted at consumers and fans; Emmys.tv, which will be targeted at Television Academy members and the press; and EmmysFoundation.org, which will...

Television Academy Launches Educational Broadband Video Web Site

--Site to Eventually Offer Social-Networking Features
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation , the Television Academy's charity arm, has launched a broadband video Web site, virtualtvacademy.org , that provides visitors with free access to videotaped panel discussions about the television business, featuring prominent TV-industry professionals. "The Foundation's aim is to enlarge the community that can benefit and regularly use the social networking and information resources of the Virtual Academy," the ATAS Foundation's executive director, Terri L. Clark, said in...

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