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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): BuddyTV, Facebook, DirecTV, CableLabs, Elsie, YouTube Annotations, Interactive TV Patents, Pac-12, Comcast Media Center, In Demand, Anime Network

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting has been on hiatus for the past few weeks, because our editorial team has been working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We plan to cover the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and then to resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a couple of weeks to catch up with...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Accedo, Foxtel, ActiveVideo, Comcast, Adap.tv, AFDESI, Alloy Digital, Clevver Media, BBC, Boxee, Brightcove, BrightLine, The CW, DirecTV

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting has been on hiatus for the past few weeks, because our editorial team has been working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We plan to cover the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and then to resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a couple of weeks to catch up with...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): DirecTV, 2012 Masters, Disney/ABC, Nielsen, ESPN

--DirecTV to Offer Interactive TV Coverage of 2012 Masters Tournament
--Disney/ABC, Nielsen Partner on Initiative to Measure iPad Viewing Behavior
--ESPN Names Arne Rees VP of International Digital Media
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (note: Spring Discount registration ends midnight Saturday!), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. DirecTV has announced plans to offer interactive TV coverage of golf's 2012 Masters Tournament (April 5th-8th). "Combining CBS Sports' and ESPN's live HD coverage of the Tournament, DirecTV's 'Masters Mosaic' interactive TV application and six-channel Masters Mix will immerse fans in the atmosphere...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Brightcove, CBS, DirecTV

--Brightcove Launches Content Exchange to Provide Customers with Library of Premium Video Content
--CBS Launches "CBS This Morning" App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch
--DirecTV iPad App Now Lets Customers Watch a Selection of VOD Programming Outside the Home
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Online video platform provider, Brightcove , has launched the Brightcove Content Exchange, which it says will give customers of its Video Cloud platform easy access to a large library of premium video content from such partners as AOL Video, Diagonal View, Internet Video Archive, NewsLook, ScreenPlay, and Touchstorm. "The...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Virgin Media, TiVo, DirecTV, zeebox

--Virgin Media Provides Usage Stats for its VOD Platform and its TiVo-Based Hybrid-TV Service
--Virgin Media's TiVo Service Doubled Subscriber Base in Q4, May Add Netflix and Lovefilm
--DirecTV Begins Offering TiVo HD DVR Nationally
--zeebox Rolls Out Support for Tcommerce-Enabled Advertising
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. UK cable operator, Virgin Media , claims that its VOD platform and its TiVo-based hybrid-TV service are exceeding expectations, and has provided some statistics on usage of the services. "Customers watched more TV on-demand than expected in 2011 as the advent of Virgin Media's TiVo Service accelerates dramatic changes...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Miso, USA Network, Ooyala, Tennis Australia, DirecTV

--Miso Tapped by USA Network to Enhance "White Collar" with Broadcast-Synchronized SideShow
--Ooyala Teams with Tennis Australia to Enable Free, Live, Online Video Coverage of the Australian Open
--DirecTV Offering Interactive TV Coverage of Australian Open
Due to the large volume of news generated by last week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to process all the news from 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 in this issue, please bear with...

Samsung CES News Round-Up

--Launches AdHub Interactive Ad Platform for its Smart TV's, Partners with Rovi and YuMe
--Redesigns Smart Hub UI with "Smart Interactions" Voice- and Motion-Control, and Other New Features
--Reveals Plans to Future-Proof its Connected TV's via "Smart Evolution"
--Launches Camera System that Brings Connected-TV Functionality to Regular HDTV's
--Expects to Achieve 20 Million App-Downloads Milestone this Month
--Launches New Family-Focused Apps
--Partners with Rovio to Bring "Angry Birds" to its Connected TV's
--Partners with DirecTV to Enable "Boxless" Viewing
--Will Offer UltraViolet-Powered "Disc to Digital" Feature on its Blu-ray Players
--Demo's Pay-TV Apps from Comcast, TWC
Samsung generated a fair amount of news at CES. Here is a round-up: The company has launched Samsung AdHub , an interactive advertising platform for its Samsung Smart TV platform. "Through the newly announced AdHub service, brands can deliver 3D, video and interactive advertisements into the living room via Samsung's market-leading Smart TV's," it states in its press materials. "Samsung AdHub allows delivery of advertisements to the front page of Samsung's Smart TV interface, with...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): RCDb, Rovi, Flixster, Samsung, TWC, Verizon, DirecTV, Panasonic, LG

--RCDb, Rovi Power Flixster "Disc-to-Digital" App for Samsung Connected TV's
--Samsung Showcases Apps that Bring Comcast, TWC, Verizon FiOS, DirecTV Services to its Smart TV's
--TWC to Bring Pay-TV Service to Panasonic TV's, Verizon to Bring Pay-TV Service to LG Smart TV's
Due to the large volume of news being generated by this week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to process all the news from 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 in this issue, please bear with...

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...

Connected TVs and Devices Spark Battle for Ad Dollars

--TVOT Panelists Debate how Programmers, Distributors, Tech Vendors Should Split Revenue
New York --- While connected TVs and mobile devices may offer new revenue opportunities for advertisers, programmers, pay TV distributors and technology suppliers, it's still not clear how that revenue will be split among key players. That was a dominant theme here this week at the TVOT NYC Intensive . Lawrence Brickman , a former Cablevision and Insight Communications executive, suggested connected TVs could ignite a battle between cable operators and TV manufacturers over who...

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