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Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): DirecTV, Discovery, General Sentiment, Q Scores, Google TV

--DirecTV's Nomad Device Lets Customers Side-Load Content from their DVR's
--Discovery Names JB Perrette Chief Digital Officer
--General Sentiment and The Q Scores Company Launch "Social TV Audience Reaction Monitor" Service
--Final Version of Google TV Add-On for Android SDK Released
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. DirecTV has launched a device called the Nomad that allows customers to side-load recorded programming from their DVR to up to five mobile devices or PC's. Priced at $149 and built by Morega Systems, the device currently supports PC's, the iPhone and the iPod touch; future versions are slated to support...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): FilmFlex, Film4oD, GetGlue, DirecTV, LOVEFiLM, StudioCanal

--FilmFlex Launches "Download-to-Rent" Option on Film4oD
--GetGlue in Social-TV Partnership with DirecTV
--LOVEFiLM Launches iPad Instant-Streaming App
--LOVEFiLM in Exclusive Content Deal with StudioCanal
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. FilmFlex Movies , a VOD service provider that is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Television and The Walt Disney Company EMEA , has launched a "download-to-rent" option on Film4oD, the online VOD service it operates in partnership with UK movie channel, Film4. "Download-to-rent, which saves the movie to the user's...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Bravo, OkCupid, Cablevision, Viacom, DirecTV

--Bravo Teams with OkCupid on Interactive Promotion for "Most Eligible Dallas"
--Cablevision and Viacom Resolve Litigation over Cablevision's Live Streaming iPad App
--DirecTV to Offer Interactive TV Coverage of 2011 PGA Championship
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. Bravo is teaming...

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Clvr TV Launches Interactive Video Player
--Ergen: DISH in Talks with Cable Programmers about Streaming Channels OTT
--Motorola Challenges TiVo DVR Patents
--30% of Netflix's Instant Streaming Content Now Offers Subtitles
--NetPlay TV COO, Guy Templer, to Step Down
--TV Guide Offers "Second-Screen Red Carpet Fashion Cam" for Oscars
--YouTube Disputes Report that it Is Planning to Launch Subscription-Based Streaming Service in the UK
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: A Denver-based company called Clvr TV has launche d a video player that it says allows users to interact with clickable hotspots in order to, for example, purchase products, book reservations, or share content via social media. The company, which claims to be cash-flow positive and to have no debt, says that its focus to date "has...

DISH Network to Offer "The Resident" on VOD on the Same Day as the Movie's Theatrical Release

--DirecTV Offers "Waiting for Superman" on VOD Day-and-Date with Movie's DVD Release

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Report: Apple May Bring Gaming to Apple TV
--Current TV's Will Wright-Created Interactive TV Series, "Bar Karma," Premieres Tonight
--Court Lifts Stay of EchoStar Patent-Infringement Lawsuit against TiVo
--Envivio: Sales Have Doubled Due to Demand for Multiscreen Video Technologies
--Report: Google "in Final-Stage Discussions" to Acquire Next New Networks
--NCTA Denounces Google-Sony Proposal in FCC's AllVid Inquiry
--Netflix to Redesign its API
--Skype iPhone App Adds H.264 Support to Enable Video Calls to Connected-TV Devices
--Time Warner Cable Launches Standalone Whole House DVR Service for East Coast Customers
--YouView Confirms Commercial Launch Delayed until 2012
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: "New code in the iOS 4.2 beta 3 firmware hints that Apple TV may soon support online gaming," Engadget reported Wednesday. According to the publication, the code contains several references to "ATVGames" and "ATV Thunder" that "point to a controller of some sort, leaderboards (think Game Center), a way to schedule games (multiplayer?), and a store front...

New iTV Doctor Column Focuses on DISH Network's Interactive TV Strategy

--Features Interview with DISH's Bruce Eisen and Chris Kuhrt
[itvt] has just published the LATEST EDITION of Rick Howe 's regular column, "The iTV Doctor Is In! " This edition sees the iTV Doctor interviewing DISH Network's VP of online content development and strategy, Bruce Eisen, and its manager of interactive TV programming, Chris Kuhrt, about the satellite-TV provider's interactive TV strategy.

News Round-Up (I): Ball State University, Bell TV, Brightcove

--Ball State University Installs Closed-Loop Interactive TV Testing Lab
--Bell TV Launches VOD Service for Satellite-TV Subscribers
--New Brightcove Release Offers More Analytics Tools, Audio Quality Detection
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. OEDN (note: the name is an acronym for "OCAP/EBIF Developer Network"), an organization which is attempting to drive application development efforts using the US cable industry's OCAP/tru2way and EBIF middleware standards and whose backers include Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Charter and Bright House,...

News Round-Up

--Three New EBIF Tutorials Available on OEDN's Web Site
--Leslie Ellis Wins 2010 Women in Technology Award
--EchoStar to Launch "Slingloaded" DVR for UK's Freesat Platform
--never.no Powers Interactive Ad Campaign for Diesel
--PointRoll, Oddcast in Augmented Reality Partnership
--Rentrak Says Deal with Experian Will Enable Advertisers to Better Target TV Viewers
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: OEDN (note: the name is an acronym for "OCAP/EBIF Developer Network"), an organization which is attempting to drive application development efforts using the US cable industry's OCAP/tru2way and EBIF middleware standards and whose backers include Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Charter and Bright House, has published three downloadable EBIF tutorials on its Web site , which it...

News Round-Up (III)

--Delivery Agent Appoints New CFO
--Digital TV Labs Approved as First Test Facility for Freeview Australia EPG
--DirecTV Launches Whole-Home DVR Service
--Invidi Awarded US Patents for its Addressable Advertising Technology
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Delivery Agent , a company that specializes in developing what it calls "shopping-enabled" entertainment (i.e. ecommerce marketplaces) for entertainment/media companies (note: for more on...

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