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Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): BBC, Connected TV, QR Codes

--BBC Launches BBC News Product for Connected TV's
--BBC Exec Outlines Plans to Adapt Red-Button Service for Connected TV
--New BBC Cooking Show to Offer Interactivity via QR Codes
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: The BBC has announced the launch of a " BBC News product " for connected TV. "The BBC News product for connected TV combines existing video and text content from BBC News Online and will initially be made available on Samsung's range of Smart TV's," the corporation states in its press materials. "It...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): DirecTV, ESPN, BBC, Wimbledon

--DirecTV, ESPN Offer Interactive TV Coverage of Wimbledon Tennis
--ESPN Will Also Offer Wimbledon Coverage on Web and Mobile
--BBC Unveils Interactive TV Plans for Wimbledon
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: DirecTV is teaming with ESPN to offer exclusive interactive TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis championship. "ESPN Interactive TV will be enjoyed exclusively on DirecTV and extended this year by a day to include the first seven days of competition, culminating on the second Monday," ESPN states in its press materials. "The day,...

John Gilles Joins Coincident TV

-- Digital Media Veteran named EVP of Sales and Marketing and GM of Coincident Studios
Interactive video technology provider Coincident TV named cable TV and Internet veteran John Gilles executive vice president of sales and marketing and general manager of Coincident Studios . The former general manager of San Francisco-based studio Code and Theory , Gilles specializes in new product development, programming development, content production and digital content business strategy for several top media companies, including Fox , Warner Bros. , Comcast , Time Warner , Electronic Arts , PBS...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- AT&T Rolls ITV App That Lets Subs Pick Camera Angles in Baseball Games -- Cox Uses thePlatform to Power TV Everywhere site -- PlayJam to Deliver Social Games to Connected TVs -- AAMP Survey Calls for Improved Metrics for VOD Measurement -- BBC Releases Red Button Interactive Programming Schedule
AT&T launched an interactive app for its U-verse TV subscribers that allows WGN-TV viewers to control camera angles while watching Chicago Cubs baseball games. Its Chicago Cubs Multiview app features WGN's main broadcast feed, along with six alternate camera angles. AT&T relies on Microsoft Mediaroom technology to power its IPTV platform. AT&T launched a "My Multiview" interactive TV app in June which allows viewers to select channels for their own mosaic guides. AT&T isn't the...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- BBC's Interactive TV Coverage of Royal Wedding --LOVEFiLM Lands Disney VOD Movie Agreement
BBC is using its Red Button interactive TV platform to enhance its coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. After Friday's wedding, BBC viewers will be able to watch highlights from the event for up to one week by pressing the Red Button. BBC plans wall-to-wall TV, radio, and Web coverage of the Royal Wedding. Additional highlights from the BBC's Red Button schedule are available here . Walt Disney Co . struck...

UK Takes Lead in Delivering Video to Connected TVs

If NBC or another major network allowed viewers without pay TV subscriptions to access any program they missed in the last week through a broadband connected TV, there may be a backlash from providers that pay license fees to deliver VOD programs and catch-up services such as Time Warner Cable's "LookBack" feature. But it's another story in the UK, where the BBC iPlayer is expanding the number of connected TVs and devices that viewers can...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Apple, AT&T U-verse TV, Starz, BBC, CBS, SCVNGR

--Apple Sets Up Dedicated iTunes Section to Showcase AirPlay-Enabled Apps
--AT&T U-verse TV in "TV Everywhere" Deal with Starz
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through March 25th
--CBS Teams with SCVNGR to Promote "Chaos" at SXSW via Mobile Social Game
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): BBC, Cabot Communications, CBS Interactive

--BBC Says Interactive Online/Red-Button Spin-Off Show, "Becoming Human," Proving Popular
--DVB Middleware Company, Cabot, Seeks to Bolster its Software Testing Expertise via New Hire
--CBS Interactive's General Manager of Entertainment, Anthony Soohoo, Steps Down
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this issue,...

BBC Unveils Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule through March 11th

The BBC has announced the line-up of content that will be available through its red-button interactive TV service through March 11th: Fans of the BBC One school drama, "Waterloo Road," can press red to access a new spin-off series called "Waterloo Road Reunited," which is also available on the BBC's Web site. According to the BBC, "Waterloo Road Reunited" is a cross-platform project that uses "a combination of scripted episodes...fictional social media networks, audio and...

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--ADB, Espial, Kudelski Release Financial Results
--Kudelski Provides an Update on its OpenTV "Turnaround Plan"
--ADB Says it Has Secured Deals with Two Tier-1 US Cable MSO's in 2011
--Reports: "American Idol" and "The X-Factor" to Support Voting via Facebook
--BBC to Offer "Waterloo Road" Spin-Off through the Red Button
--E! Entertainment Television Teams with Trailer Park on Red-Carpet App for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch
--Liveclicker Enables Interactive Video Shopping via Facebook Pages
--Connected-TV App Developer, MOVL, Appoints Director of Technology, Acquires Interactiva Colombia
--Rdio Social Music Service Launches on Roku
--Report: Samsung May Launch Google TV Devices Based
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related news we didn't have room for in this issue: ADB , Espial and the Kudelski Group have all released their latest financial results this week. Kudelski 's results announcement contains the following update on OpenTV , the interactive TV technology provider it acquired early last year: "With the full acquisition of OpenTV completed at the beginning of 2010, the Group launched a turnaround plan, with a...

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