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Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Sling Media to let Users Watch Video through Facebook -- LG Reportedly Developing Google TV -- Zeebox Enhances ‘Desparate Scousewives’ for Channel 4 -- Rovi Licenses DivX to China’s Shenzhen Jiuzhou Electric -- ActiveVideo Names Serada CFO
Sling Media says it will soon let users that buy its place-shifting set-top to watch videos while logged into Facebook. In a demo video of its SlingPlayer for Facebook app posted by the company on YouTube, Sling shows how viewers can watch video in partial or full-screen mode, and tell Facebook friends about what they are watching. But Sling users can’t yet share any images or video clips from the shows they are watching with Facebook friends. Engadget has more .

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Bravo Media, Canoe Ventures, DMA, Channel 4

--Bravo Names Suejin Yang VP of Digital Media
--Canoe Ventures' RFI Interactive TV Advertising Product Wins DMA Innovation Award
--Channel 4 Trumpets August Increase in VOD Usage
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 a couple of 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. Bravo...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): BAMM.tv, BBC, Bemis Balkind, Blinkbox, Samsung, blinkx, Channel 4, Channel 5, Channel Master TV, Cisco, Conax

In order to catch up with the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past two weeks at IBC, IFA, CEDIA, IDF and beyond, we have prepared a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources. Multiplatform Music Video Programmer, BAMM.tv , Offers Artists Video Production Services BBC Unveils Plans for Online and Connected-TV Coverage of 2012 Olympics Bemis Balkind Taps Ex-Trailer Park Advanced Content Group President to...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): CNBC, Channel 4, SeeSaw

--CNBC Launches Connected-TV App for EMEA Region
--Channel 4 Begins Publishing Monthly Usage Reports for 4oD
--Channel 4 Terminates Content Deal with SeeSaw
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. CNBC has launched...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Rovi, 20th Century Fox, Channel 4, OMD, BMO, Hulu, Syfy

--Rovi Teams with 20th Century Fox, Channel 4, OMD for UK Connected-TV Advertising Trial
--Rovi also Launches Canadian Connected-TV Ad Trial, Shares Results of US Trial, Sues Hulu
--Syfy to Extend "Haven" Storyline via Twitter
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, 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. Rovi announced earlier...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): GetGlue, Channel 4, MIG, Morega Systems

--Social-TV Check-In Service, GetGlue, Secures Deal with UK's Channel 4
--Mobile Interactive Group Publishes Research on "Social Participation TV"
--Morega Systems Awarded US Patent for its "TV Everywhere" Technology
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: US-based social-TV check-in service, GetGlue , has secured its first international deal: UK terrestrial broadcaster, Channel 4 , is partnering with the company to offer stickers and rewards for a number of shows on its digital channel, E4, including the new drama series, "Beaver Falls." "The cross-promotion coincides with the series...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): BBC, blinkx, TV Guide Network, Channel 4, CineMexicano, Rentrak

--BBC iPlayer Sets New Records in December
--blinkx in Exclusive Online Video Deal with TV Guide Network
--Channel 4 Establishes Annual Fund to Invest in Apps and Concepts for Next-Generation Connected TV
--CineMexicano to Use Rentrak's OnDemand Essentials Service
Here is the first of two round-ups of interactive TV-related news stories that we didn't have room for in this issue. The BBC says that December was a record month for its BBC iPlayer programming catch-up service. "In total BBC iPlayer received 145 million requests for TV and radio programs in December 2010," BBC social media executive, Nick Reynolds, wrote in a blog post. "This was the third month in a row that BBC iPlayer...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): HSN, IMAGE, Inview, Trident Microsystems, ITV, Channel 4, PlayStation 3, Mirada

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies and technologies covered in this issue can be found by using itvt.com's search functionality). We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers: our regular...

News Round-Up (III): BuddyTV, CableLabs, Canoe Ventures, Channel 4, Coincident TV

--BuddyTV Launches Social TV App for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
--CableLabs to Demo EBIF and tru2way Tools at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo
--Verklin: Multiple Broadcasters Signing Up for Canoe's Interactive TV Ads
--Canoe Teams with ANA on "CEE MEE" Project, Extends Relationship with VCU Brandcenter
--Channel 4 Interactive TV Show, Seven Days, Fails to Find an Audience
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. A company called BuddyTV has launched its eponymous social TV app in the Apple App Store. According to the company, the new app "allows iPhone, iPad and...

"Million Pound Drop" Two-Screen Interactive TV Experience Proves Popular with Viewers

UK terrestrial broadcaster, Channel 4 , says that the two-screen interactive TV service it offered around the new Endemol-produced game show, " The Million Pound Drop " (see the article published on itvt.com, May 23rd), proved highly popular with viewers. According to the broadcaster, the service--which consisted of a Flash-based play-along game that was developed by marketing agency, Pancentric Digital, and social TV company, Monterosa--was played 505,000 times by 76,000 unique players during the show's...

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