Facebook Launches Live Stream Box Widget, Enabling Interaction around Live Streaming Video

In a posting on its developer blog, Wednesday, social networking company, Facebook , announced the launch of the Facebook Live Stream Box, a social widget that it says any Web site owner or developer can install in order to enable Facebook users to interact with and around a live streaming video event by posting Facebook status updates in real time: the users' updates appear live in a box next to the video--hence the service's name--as...

New Bravo Show Will Let Viewers Interact via Email, Phone, Video, Twitter, Facebook

--Show is Based on an Existing Internet TV Show on Bravotv.com
NBC Universal-owned cable channel, Bravo , on Monday announced plans to launch an interactive TV series, entitled " Watch What Happens: Live ." The show, which will be hosted by Bravo's SVP of original programming and development, Andy Cohen, and which is slated to premiere July 16th at midnight (ET/PT), is based on a live broadband TV show that has aired for some years now on Bravotv.com and that focuses on eliminated contestants and other...

White House Launches Facebook App to Let Viewers Interact with its Live Video Events

--Meanwhile, Discovery Taps Facebook Connect to Enhance New Forensics Show
In a posting on its official blog, Thursday, the White House announced that it is now offering a Facebook application in order to allow viewers to interact with and around the live streaming video events that it regularly organizes. The application embeds the White House live stream and allows viewers to comment on, ask questions about, and chat with one another about the event that is being streamed. Viewers' comments are shared with their Facebook...

Current TV Launches "Facebook vs. Twitter" Interactive TV Event in the UK

--Two Teams Must Leverage their Twitter and Facebook Networks Respectively to Perform Missions
Current TV - -a cable/satellite channel that was founded by former vice president, Al Gore, and his business partner, Joel Hyatt, and that features short-form informational programs, dubbed "pods," around 30% of which are contributed by viewers via its Web site (note: the channel also invites viewers to help determine its programming schedule by voting for video submissions on its site)--has launched a Twitter- and Facebook-driven interactive TV event in the UK, where it is...

Live Broadcasting Service, Justin.tv, Launches New Twitter, Facebook and MySpace Features

--Service Recently Began Offering a "Pro Account" Option
In a posting on its corporate blog Thursday, Justin.tv, a San Francisco-based company that bills itself as "the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video" (it claims to have around 428,000 live video channels, to which 20 hours of video are uploaded each minute, and says its Web site receives over 41 million unique visitors per month), announced the launch of a number of new Twitter, Facebook and MySpace...

Warner Home Video Integrates Facebook Friend Networks with BD-Live's Community-Screening Features

According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter Monday, Warner Home Video will shortly announce a plan to integrate Facebook friend networks with the BD-Live interactive community-screening features on its Blu-ray discs, starting with the Blu-ray release (scheduled for late July) of "Watchmen: Director's Cut." As a result of a new partnership between Warner and Facebook (which, according to the Hollywood reporter, involved "no money changing hands between the parties"), the existing BD-Live community-screening functionality...

CBS.com Now Offering Facebook Connect Support

--New CBS Show, "Harper's Island," Integrates Social TV Elements
CBS Interactive announced last week that its CBS.com Web site is now offering Facebook Connect support, allowing fans of CBS Television shows to quickly and easily log into the site using their existing Facebook account. The company--which claims that CBS.com is the first broadcast network site to support Facebook Connect--says that as a result, when fans of its shows contribute or interact on CBS.com, they can now also publish their actions back to Facebook, sharing...

Turner Sports Using YouTube, Facebook, Twitter to Promote NBA Playoffs Coverage

Turner Sports announced Wednesday that it is using social media platforms, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, to promote corporate stablemate TNT's "40 Games in 40 Nights" coverage of the 2009 NBA playoffs. The company says that TNT will have a major presence on YouTube with a "homepage takeover" on April 20th that will feature player-specific videos, in order to drive tune-ins for that night's match-ups, as well as TNT-messaged overlays on sports-related featured videos. In addition,...

Bill Bradford, SVP of Content Strategy, Fox Broadcasting Company

Bill Bradford's responsibilities at Fox Broadcasting include leading the broadcaster's broadband TV strategy. He recently spoke to [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow about the thinking behind that strategy, which sees Fox distributing its programming through a wide range of online venues; about the broadcaster's plans to implement new broadband TV advertising formats; about the ways in which broadband TV is changing audience expectations; about the kinds of programs that are proving most popular on the Internet; about...

[itvt] Radio: ANT's Richard Baker on the Company's Product Strategy and More

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of
Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Richard Baker , EVP of sales
and marketing at UK-based interactive TV software provider, ANT
(note: Baker, who joined the company earlier this year, was previously
general manager of technology products and services for the EMEA
region at RealNetworks), discusses the company's new multiplatform
application development strategy, its experimental Twitter ITV application,
its new proof-of-concept EPG application which displays up to 45 channels