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Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Bluefin Unveils Tech for Analyzing Real-Time Viewer Response to TV Shows and Ads via Social Media
--New EMEA Hire, Customer Wins for Brightcove
--BT Vision Adds 40,000 Subscribers in Q4
--Cable VOD Offerings Celebrate Black History Month
--Hulu in Content Deal with Viacom
--CEO Kilar Provides Information on Hulu's Growth and Financials
--Kaltura in Broadband Video Partnership with Siemens IT
--MTV Launches Micropayment-Based Online VOD Service
--Russia's IMAQLIQ Integrates Opera's Browser Technology into its IPTV Devices
--Suddenlink Rolls Out VOD in Cabot, Arkansas
--Time Warner's Bewkes Confirms Premium VOD Plans
--Verimatrix Secure's PMT's OViVO Personalized
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue. Bluefin Labs has unveiled technology which it says will "discover and analyze what people say via social media about the shows and ads they watch on television in real time. The technology, currently in pilot with several global brands, agencies and media companies, lets marketers see audience response to mass media, providing insight to develop measurably more...

[itvt] Presents StoryCentric, a New Video Column Devoted to the Business, Technology and Art of Interactive Storytelling

--Column Features Interactive/Multiplatform Storytelling Expert, Brian Seth Hurst
[itvt] is pleased to present StoryCentric , our new video column featuring Brian Seth Hurst , CEO of The Opportunity Management Company and former second vice chair of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in conversation with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow. As its name suggests, StoryCentric will focus on the business, technology and art of interactive storytelling, and will highlight new technologies and other industry developments that have the potential to fundamentally change the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II)

--KIT Digital Acquires KickApps, Kewego and Kyte
--NewBay Launches Multiscreen On-Demand Video Delivery Capability for its LifeCache Platform
--PrimeSense Says it Is Conducting Gestural-Navigation Trials with Cable MSO's
Here is the second of two round-ups of interactive TV/multiplatform video-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue:

iN Demand to Promote Cable VOD Movies to Consumers Ordering Pizza from Pizzahut.com

Cable industry-backed VOD programming distributor, iN Demand , said Tuesday that it has teamed with Pizza Hut and the latter's digital agency, Triad Digital Media , to be the featured content provider for a new online offering from Pizza Hut, dubbed "Entertainment Hut," that was developed and is managed by Triad (note: the latter is also the exclusive sales agent for the service). As a result of the deal, iN Demand says, consumers who order...

Time Warner Cable Offering Three High-Profile 3D Movies on VOD

--Report: Indie Filmmakers Increasingly Embracing VOD
Time Warner Cable on Tuesday began offering three high-profile 3D movies--"Shrek Forever After," "Despicable Me" and "Alpha & Omega"--on its VOD platform.

Priced at $4.99, the 3D versions of the movies are available in the HD Movies On Demand section of the platform, alongside 2D HD versions. In addition, SD versions are available in the Movies On Demand section.

In related news: According to a report in the Wall...

News Round-Up

--BigBand Networks to Reduce Headcount by 9%
--ITC Judge Denies Cablevision's Motions for Summary Judgment in Verizon Patent Case
--LP33 Launches Multichannel Music TV App for Google TV
--Netgem Releases Q4 Results, Touts "IPTV 2.0" Strategy
Here is a round-up of some interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Digital video networking specialist, BigBand Networks , said Wednesday that it is reducing its headcount by 9% and consolidating certain of its facilities. It expects the measures to result in annualized cost savings of approximately $8 million. The company also said Wednesday that it expects Q4 revenues to total approximately $26 million, resulting in a loss of $0.09...

"Pay TV Embraces IP and the Cloud" at TVOT NYC Intensive

[itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDING of " Pay TV Embraces IP and the Cloud ," a session at TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010).

The panelists for the session were:
* Braxton Jarratt , CEO of Clearleap
* Craig Leddy , principal of Interactive TV Works (moderator)
* Tara Maitra , VP and general manager of content services and advertising sales at TiVo
* Paul...

"Cable, CE and Content: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing TV Ecosystem" at TVOT NYC Intensive

[itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDIN G of " Cable, CE and Content: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing TV Ecosystem ," a keynote fireside session from TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010).

The panelists for the session were: * Jason Klarman , president of Oxygen Media
* Paul Liao , president and CEO of CableLabs
* John R. Quain of the New York Times (moderator)
*...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Amino, Cablevision, Cisco

--New Amino STB Targets Operators Seeking to Add OTT Functionality to their Pay-TV Offerings
--Cablevision Launches Interactive TV Application for Facebook Photos
--Cisco Unveils "Videoscape" Hybrid-TV Solution
Due to the large volume of news coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the news generated by 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Softkinetic, TransGaming, Sony, Time Warner Cable, UltraViolet

--Softkinetic, TransGaming Enable Gesture-Based Gaming on Set-Top Boxes, Connected TV's
--Sony in IPTV Partnership with Time Warner Cable
--Major Studios Pledge Support for UltraViolet
Due to the large volume of news coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the news generated by 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...

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