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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...

News Round-Up (VI): SeaChange's On Demand Group, Turner Sports, YouTube

--SeaChange's On Demand Group in Mobile SVOD Deals with Vodafone, 3 Italia, HBO
--Turner Sports to Offer Extensive Multiplatform Coverage of 92nd PGA Championship
--YouTube Updates Look-and-Feel of its Annotations Interactive Video Feature
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few 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, please bear with us. We apologize...

DirecTV Teams with ESPN to Offer Interactive TV Coverage of British Open Golf Championship

DirecTV is teaming with ESPN to offer interactive TV coverage of the British Open Golf Championship . Dubbed the Open Championship Golf Experience, the coverage will be available (in HD) July 15th through 18th, and will center on a multiscreen "Mix" channel that will offer four video feeds: 1) ESPN's main network feed; 2) coverage of holes 1 and 18; 3) coverage of the 17th hole; and 4) "International View," a BBC-produced feed featuring commentary...

AT&T's Multiplatform Coverage of 2010 Masters Golf Tournament to Include Interactive TV App

AT&T has announced plans for multiplatform coverage of the 2010 Masters Golf Tournament on its Microsoft Mediaroom-powered U-verse TV IPTV service, on mobile phones, and on its AT&T Fan Zone and AT&T Entertainment Web sites. The company says it will provide golf fans with over 110 hours of live coverage and on-demand content, and that it will be the only wireless carrier delivering live and on-demand Masters programming to mobiles--via the AT&T Mobile TV, MobiTV...

DirecTV to Provide Extensive Interactive TV Coverage of 2010 Masters Golf Tournament

DirecTV contacted [itvt] Monday to let us know that it will be offering the " Masters Experience ," an interactive TV service providing coverage of the 2010 Masters Golf Tournament. According to the company, the service, which will be offered in HD and free of charge, will include one of its signature four-in-one mix (multiscreen mosaic) channels, as well as a range of other interactive features, during ESPN's coverage of the tournament's first two rounds...

CBS Announces Programming Schedule for its Live, Online Coverage of Masters Golf Tournament

--Masters Live Service to Offer 50% More Video than Last Year, New "Featured Group" Channel
--MLB.TV and MLB.TV Premium Return
CBS contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that its CBS Sports arm and professional golf's Masters Tournament are once again teaming to offer live, online video coverage of the Masters Tournament from the Augusta National Golf Club, and that the coverage will include new features this year.

Dubbed Masters Live and available for free at CBSSports.com and Masters.com, the service will be available for all four days of the tournament...

PGA Tour, Turner Sports Launch Free iPhone/iPod touch Application

--Nike-Sponsored App Provides Live Video Streaming, Video Highlights, Course Breakdowns and More
The PGA Tour and Turner Sports --which have been in a partnership to produce the PGAtour.com Web site since 2006--on Monday launched a free iPhone/iPod touch PGA Tour application. According to the partners, the new app will leverage PGAtour.com's live video streaming and live scoring capabilities to provide an "enhanced experience" to iPhone/iPod touch users for each of the four PGA Tour playoffs for the FedExCup tournaments, starting with The Barclays (August 27th-30th). Following the...

Turner Sports Says Its Interactive Broadband Video Coverage of the PGA Championship Broke Records

Turner Sports on Monday released usage figures for the interactive broadband video coverage of the 2009 PGA Championship that it provided on PGA.com last week as part of a long-running deal with the PGA of America (note: for an extensive overview of the coverage, including its various social and interactive elements, see the article published on itvt.com, August 17th ). According to the company (citing figures provided by Omniture): PGA.com received 1.4 million average daily...

Turner Sports Offers Extensive New Media Coverage of PGA Championship

--Offerings Include Live Streaming Player with Twitter/Facebook/MySpace Integration, iPhone App
--Also Invites Viewers to Determine Which Players to Feature
Turner Sports offered a range of interactive and social features to supplement its coverage of last week's PGA Championship , including the broadband video coverage that it offered on PGA.com as part of its long-term deal with the PGA of America (note: the Turner Sports-PGA partnership, which was formed in 2002, was recently extended through 2019). Before and during the championship, all of Turner's TNT television announcers for the event, as well as PGA.com on-air...

DirecTV to Provide Interactive TV Coverage of This Week's British Open Golf Championship

--Announces Plans to Stream Live NFL Games on iPhone, iPod touch
US satellite-TV provider, DirecTV , plans to offer interactive TV coverage of the British Open golf championship's first two rounds this Thursday and Friday (July 16th and 17th). The company intends to offer interactive TV coverage of all the four "major" golf championships this year--the others being the US Open, the Masters and the PGA Championship. DirecTV's interactive TV coverage of the British Open, which the company is branding as " The British Open Experience...

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