Knology, WSFA and WCOV to Launch BCM's (BackChannelMedia) EBIF-Based "Clickable TV" Tech

--Interactive TV Technology Lets Viewers "Bookmark" Information from Programs and Ads for Later Viewing
BCM (formerly known as BackChannelMedia)--a company that offers a patent-pending technology called Clickable TV, which allows viewers to forward or "bookmark" information from their TV to a personal Web portal or to their email account--said Wednesday that it is launching the technology in Montgomery, Alabama in association with cable operator, Knology , and two local TV stations. According to the company--which says that Clickable TV is "the first of several groundbreaking products and services" that...

Interactive TV Software Company, FourthWall Media, Hires Two Cable Vets for Senior-Level Positions

FourthWall Media , the EBIF-focused interactive TV software company formally known as BIAP (note: the company, whose customers and partners include Comcast Media Center, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Rovi and DISH Network claims that its solutions have been deployed in over 24 million set-top boxes), said Wednesday that it has hired Anton Fedorov as VP of ITV sales and Charlie Barnes as SVP of product strategy and management.

Fedorov, who...

"The State of Cable Interactive TV" at TVOT NYC Intensive

[itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDING of " The State of Cable Interactive TV ," the opening panel session at TVOT NYC Intensive.

The panelists for the session were:
-- Chris Faw , SVP of operations, Time Warner Cable Media Sales
-- Mark Hess , SVP of video business and product development, Comcast
-- Arthur Orduna , CTO, Canoe Ventures
-- Tracy Swedlow , editor-in-chief, [itvt]...

New iTV Doctor Column on OneLink's Deployment of EBIF-Based Interactive TV

--Features Interview with OneLink CEO and Cable-Industry Veteran, Ron Dorchester
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! "

In THIS EDITION , the iTV Doctor interviews Ron Dorchester , CEO of Puerto Rican cable operator, OneLink , about his company's deployment of EBIF-based interactive TV, which employs user agents and applications from FourthWall Media on a Scientific-Atlanta/Cisco plant.

(Note: [itvt]'s regular news coverage, which was on hiatus...

Announcing Speakers and Panelists for TVOT NYC Intensive

[itvt] is pleased to present a partial list of speakers and panelists for TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, New York City), our new event devoted to the new national interactive TV platform and the rise of the ITV economy. Please be aware that we are currently finalizing the participation of a number of other speakers and panelists, and that we will be announcing these shortly, together with the schedule of sessions for the event. Rob...

New Interview on FourthWall Media's New PayPal-Powered Interactive TV Commerce Solution

[itvt] has just published an INTERVIEW with Ellen Dudar , chief product officer of FourthWall Media , in which she discusses the company's new PayPal- powered tcommerce solution. According to the company, the solution--dubbed the TV Buy Button--will enable cable operators to deploy applications on their EBIF platforms that allow viewers to access their PayPal digital wallets for tcommerce payment.

Please note that, because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on...

TVOT NYC Intensive Early-Bird Registration Closes This Thursday

Early-Bird registration for [itvt]'s TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010 at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City) ends at midnight this Thursday, September 30th.

Early-Bird registration allows you to attend TVOT NYC Intensive for just $675 , representing a savings of $200 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event).

To take advantage of this discounted pricing,...

BackChannelMedia's Clickable TV Integrated with Triveni's GuideBuilder to Enable ITV for Broadcasters

BackChannelMedia --a company that offers a technology called Clickable TV, which allows viewers to forward or "bookmark" information from their TV to a personal Web portal or to their email account--and Triveni Digital --an LG Electronics subsidiary which develops systems that provide for the management and distribution of data and metadata in digital TV streams--said Tuesday that Clickable TV has been integrated with Triveni Digital's GuideBuilder PSIP metadata management system, in order to enable interactive...

News Round-Up (II): Canoe Ventures, Disney/ABC, Nielsen, FourthWall Media, Blue Ridge

--Canoe CTO: US Cable Industry to Focus on Interactive TV Commerce
--New Disney/ABC-Nielsen iPad App Uses Audio Watermarks to Enable Broadcast-Synchronized ITV
--FourthWall's "My Football Tracker" EBIF App Launched by Blue Ridge Communications
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. Cable operators and technology vendors are increasing their focus on tcommerce and plan to launch tcommerce trials next year, Arthur Orduna , CTO of Canoe Ventures , the company tasked with implementing the US cable industry's plans for interactive and addressable advertising, told...

News Round-Up (I): CTAM EBIF App Contest, ANT, Humax, Ascent Media

--ALERT: Deadline for CTAM EBIF App Competition Is September 15th
--ANT Tapped to Deliver Sky Player on Humax Freeview HD Set-Tops
--Ascent Media Moves into Cable VOD
Due to the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days by the IBC, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. We anticipate that it will take a few more days for us 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,...