New iTV Doctor Column Features Videos of the Finalists from CTAM's 2nd Annual iTV Idol Contest

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): SeaChange, Showtime, CTAM "iTV Idol," Sony Movie Channel

--SeaChange Launches Podcast Series on Multiscreen Video Opportunities and Challenges
--Showtime Networks Wins CTAM's "iTV Idol" Contest
--Sony Movie Channel Launches "TV Everywhere" Service
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. Multiscreen video technology specialist, SeaChange International , has produced a three-part podcast series on the opportunities and challenges facing multiscreen video service providers. The series features SeaChange president, Yvette Kanouff, in conversation with DTV Europe editor, Stuart Thomson. The three parts of the podcast are: 1) "The opportunities and challenges of...

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 (III): ClipSync, RealNetworks, CTAM, Canoe, Digital TV Labs

--Social-TV Company, ClipSync, Receives Investment from RealNetworks
--Deadline for Entering CTAM/Canoe Ventures "ITV Idol" App Contest is This Friday
--Digital TV Labs to Highlight HbbTV Solutions at IBC 2011
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: RealNetworks has made an undisclosed investment in San Francisco-based social-TV specialist, ClipSync , a company with which it has been working closely for some time now. "For the second consecutive year, ClipSync is the exclusive viewer engagement platform for SuperPass, the online video and VIP premium programming service from RealNetworks," RealNetworks...

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...

ALERT: Cable Interacts, an Event Led by Interactive TV Expert Craig Leddy, Takes Place in NYC Today (Thursday)

Cable Interacts , an event led by Craig Leddy of Interactive TV Works and presented by CTAM NY , is taking place at the Time Warner Center (South Tower, 10th floor) in New York City 8:30AM-2:00PM today, Thursday, March 31st. Leddy is an excellent moderator and the event is sure to be worth attending. Tickets are priced at $149 (though CTAM NY members receive a special discounted rate of $99). The Time Warner Center is...

New iTV Doctor Column Features Interview on New FourthWall/CSG EBIF App, Bill Pay on TV

--Also Features Video Demos from the Finalists of CTAM's "iTV Idol" Competition
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! "

THIS EDITION includes an interview with Chad Dunavant , executive director of product strategy at customer interaction management and billing solutions company, CSG Systems . Dunavant discusses CSG's new deal with FourthWall Media, which will enable the latter to provide cable operators with an EBIF-based interactive TV application, called Bill Pay...

Multiplatform/Interactive TV News Round-Up (II)

--CTAM, CableLabs, Canoe Ventures, Cablevision, ActiveVideo Networks, CBS, Charter Communications, Concurrent, FourthWall Media, Cisco, Clicker Media, Comcast, Cox, C-Span
Since February 3rd, [itvt] Daily News has been on hiatus, while the [itvt] editorial team produced the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010 --and then took a few days off to recover. This is the second of eight round-up articles, in which we are covering some of the more significant developments in the multiplatform/interactive TV space that took place during our hiatus: The Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) has announced that it is partnering...

New CTAM-Nielsen Study Examines Broadband Video Consumers

The Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) last week announced the results of a study of broadband video users and their viewing habits that it commissioned from The Nielsen Company. The report, entitled "Crossing Over: Understanding Viewer Multi-Screen Migration" and billed as based on a complex, multi-dimensional segmentation analysis that was developed by Nielsen, focuses on a segment of consumers whom it dubs "Extreme Techies" and who it says watch significantly more broadband video...

CTAM Survey Casts Light on Teens' Cross-Platform Viewing Habits

CTAM, the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing,
earlier this month released the results of a survey of the video viewing
habits of teenagers across traditional television and other platforms.
Survey participants were asked what types of video content they view
on any device: user-generated video clips ranked highest at 76%,
followed by comedy clips (69%), music videos (65%), full-length
movies (63%), movie...