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Miso Sees Demand for Synchronized SideShows

-- CBS, Showtime, Fox, Food, DirecTV Use Miso to Deliver Interactive Content to Mobile Devices
Social TV firm Miso said it is seeing increased demand for its new SideShow product, which allows programmers, advertisers and distributors to deliver content to mobile phones and tablets that is synchronized with TV programming. The company, which had announced previously that Showtime was using its Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology to deliver bonus content from its Dexter series that is synchronized with the broadcast, said Wednesday that several other programmers have built SideShows. Networks...

Intel, Liberty Global, Invest in Delivery Agent

-- Tcommerce Firm Raises $35.5 Million in Fifth Round of Funding
Delivery Agent said Thursday that it raised $35.5 million in funding from Intel Capital , Liberty Global Ventures , Grazia Equity and other investors in its fifth round of funding. The tcommerce specialist has raised a total of $107.3 million in equity funding, and said its latest round included additional cash from previous investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners . Backing from Intel and Liberty Global provides a big boost for Delivery Agent and the tcommerce...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): ITC, Cablevision, Verizon, CBS, Cox, CTAM, Canoe

--ITC Rules for Cablevision in Patent Dispute with Verizon
--CBS Launches "48 Hours Mystery" App for iPad
--Cox Expands MyPrimetime VOD Programming Line-Up
--CTAM Announces "iTV Idol" Finalists
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. The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Cablevision 's set-top boxes do not infringe on Verizon 's US patent No. 6,381,748 ("Apparatus and methods for network access using a set-top box and television"). In a notice published Tuesday, the ITC cites a judgment by the US District Court for...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CBS, foursquare, Consolidated Communications, CloverLeaf, GetGlue

--CBS Teams with foursquare on "Amazing Race" Brand Page
--Consolidated Communications Launches CloverLeaf's AppDaily Interactive TV Apps Solution
--GetGlue Updates its Web Site and iPhone App
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. CBS has teamed with mobile check-in service, foursquare , on a brand page for the reality show, "The Amazing Race," where foursquare users can check-in with their smartphones in order to receive travel trips and show-related trivia. "Fans following the 'Amazing Race' brand page will be one of the first to...

Wes Williams Reviews CBS's New iPad-Based Fall Preview App

[itvt] blogger, Wes Williams , director of product management for research & development and interactive TV at Scripps Networks, has just published an in-depth review of CBS 's new iPad-based CBS Fall Preview App .

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Bluestreak Technology, Panasonic, CBS

--Panasonic Semiconductor Taps Bluestreak to Power New OTT Solution
--Bluestreak Assembles "Video Everywhere" Ecosystem
--CBS Launches Social Media Initiatives for Fall TV Season
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): BBC, BitTorrent, Vestel, CBS

--Report: BBC Trialing Audio Watermarking-Based Two-Screen Interactive TV
--BitTorrent, Vestel to Showcase Prototype of "BitTorrent Certified" TV Set
--CBS Launches Fall Preview iPad App
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 yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. The BBC is...

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...

"Programming Discovery, Personalization, and the TV of Tomorrow" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of "Programming Discovery, Personalization, and the TV of Tomorrow," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Sean Casey , CEO, SocialGuide Thomas Dvorak , Chief Marketing Officer, Aprico Brandon Eatros , CEO, Yidio Yosi Glick , President and CEO, Jinni Michele McGarry , VP of Business Development, ThinkAnalytics Alex Vikati , Executive...

ABC, NBCU, CTAM Join VOD Research Initiative

The cable industry is getting more support for its Advanced Advertising Media Project (AAMP), which is focused on driving media buyers to video-on-demand advertising. AAMP said ABC , NBCUniversal , Intel , and cable marketing association CTAM joined its research initiative. It announced several other members in March, including the A&E Television Networks , VOD technology firm BlackArrow , CBS , Comcast Corp. , Digitas , Discovery Communications , Horizon Media , NDS and Rainbow...

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