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Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Vizio Bundles Hulu Plus Subscriptions with Tablet -- Three UK signs On Demand Group for Mobile Distribution -- Halogen TV Partners with Miso to Promote 'Jump Shiff' -- Music Choice Breaks VOD Viewing Record
Vizio is attempting to drive sales of its $299 tablet by offering three free months of the Hulu Plus online video subscription service to consumers that buy the device. The CE company is also offering customers that previously bought the tablet three free months of Hulu Plus, which normally costs $7.99 monthly. The Vizio Tablet features an eight-inch screen and comes equipped with a WiFi receiver. More SeaChange 's On Demand Group struck a deal...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Flipboard, ITV, Monterosa, metaio

--Report: Flipboard to Incorporate Movies, TV Episodes
--New ITV Game Show to Feature Monterosa-Developed Play-Along Social-TV Experience
--Version 3.0 of metaio's junaio AR Browser Lets Users "Scan the World"
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. 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. Flipboard , a...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): ITV, Minerva Networks, Miramax

--UK Commercial Broadcaster, ITV, to Launch Micropayments System in January
--Minerva Appoints VP of European Operations
--Miramax Appoints SVP of Global Digital
Because the [itvt] editorial team is catching up with a backlog of news--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Last month, ITV CEO Adam Crozier stated that the UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster plans to monetize its ITV Player online programming catch-up service via a micropayments system that is slated to launch in January. "Our pay mechanism will launch at the turn of...

"A Moment in Time: The Business Case for Single- and Multi-Screen Interactivity" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of " A Moment in Time: The Business Case for Single- and Multi-Screen Interactivity ," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Mike Bloxham , VP of Insights and Consulting, Trendline Interactive Joe Gillespie , President and CEO, Zoove Gerard Kunkel , Former SVP of User Experience and Product Design at Comcast...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): ITV, Moonbot Studios, NDS, BSkyB

--UK Broadcaster, ITV, to Launch Interactive Online Spin-Off of Soap Opera, "Coronation Street"
--Moonbot Studios Develops iPhone/iPad-Based Interactive Music Video for The Polyphonic Spree
--NDS Software Powering Sky's Sky+HD Set-Top and Sky Anytime+ VOD Service
--NDS-Designed Remote Control Wins Red Dot Product Design Award
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , is planning a three-episode, interactive, online spin-off of its long-running soap opera, "Coronation Street," Jessica Davies writes in New Media Age. The spin-off, which is being produced by ITV's ITV Studios arm, will see "Coronation Street" character, Rosie Webster, moving from Manchester to London to...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): itaas, ITV, Massive, BBC

--itaas Appoints Pat Tylka to its Advisory Board
--ITV Launches ITV Player App for iOS
--Massive Trumpets its Work on the BBC News Product for Connected TV
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Interactive TV services provider, itaas , has named Pat Tylka to its advisory board. "Tylka will give itaas the benefit of his sales management experience and knowledge of the global telecommunications industry," the company states in its press materials. "Tylka has over 30 years' management experience in the global telecommunications and...

"The Business of ITV" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of " The Business of ITV ," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Chris Allen , VP/Director of Video Innovation, SMGx Bruce Dennler , SVP of Agency Relations, Canoe Ventures Craig Leddy , Principal, Interactive TV Works (Moderator) Chip Meehan , VP of Advanced Advertising Sales, Comcast Spotlight Peter Low ,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up: Apple, ABC, Hulu, ITV, Kaltura, mgMedia, TotoTV

--Report: Apple Working with Major OEM to Develop iOS-Powered Connected-TV Sets
--"Expedition Impossible" Premiere to Feature Social TV Elements
--Report: Hulu Retains Investment Banks to Help with Possible Sale, Is Being Courted by Yahoo!
--ITV Taps Made By Many to Help Integrate its TV and Online Offerings
--Kaltura Enabling Internet Archive's Video Library to Support HTML5
--Mexico's TotoTV to Use mgMedia's Online Video Platform
--Time Warner Cable, Viacom Put their Litigation over iPad Streaming on Hold
Here are some other stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Citing a "former Apple executive, speaking with us on condition of anonymity," Daily Tech reports that Apple is partnering with a major OEM to develop and sell iOS-powered connected-TV sets that would come bundled with its Apple TV platform and iTunes. Producer Mark Burnett will provide live (on both coasts) commentary via Twitter during today's (June 23rd) premiere of his new reality...

ITV Player App for Android Launches

UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , has launched a version of its ITV Player programming catch-up service for the Android platform, and says that versions for iOS (iPhone, iPad) and other mobile platforms will be available later this year.

Video Tagging Startup wireWAX Gains Momentum

-- Former Last.FM COO Spencer Hyman Joins Board
London-based clickable video startup wireWAX continues to gain traction, recruiting former Last.fm COO Spencer Hyman as an investor, board member and strategic advisor. wireMAX has technology that allows anyone to add motion-tracking hotspots -- or tags -- to people and objects in video. After they are clicked, the tags can link to other videos, images, maps, and advertisements. Its technology could also be used for e-commerce. wireWAX said niche retailer Oki-ni released a video with...

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