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Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Google+, YouTube, Microsoft, MTV

--Google Enables Social Viewing on YouTube via Google+ Hangouts Button
--New Microsoft Video Illustrates Company's Vision for the Future of Media in the Living Room
--MTV Launches WatchWith Companion App to Provide Supplemental Content, Social-TV Experiences
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as 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 a few more 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): MTV, Comic-Con, Mutemath, NBC, Facebook

--MTV to Offer Live, Interactive, Broadband Video Coverage of Comic-Con
--Mutemath Lets Fans Create their own Video and Audio Mix of its New Album's Title Track
--NBC Partnering with Facebook to Offer Interactive Coverage of Republican Presidential Debate
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: MTV has announced plans to offer live, interactive, broadband video coverage of Comic-Con . "Beginning Thursday, July 21st and continuing on Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd, MTV News' Josh Horowitz will bring the insanity of Comic-Con live to the fans with a one-hour live stream each day at 6:00PM...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- mSpot Challenges Netflix with Online Movie Rental Subscriptions -- DirecTV Invests in Targeted Advertising Firm Invidi -- MTV Spotlights Online Creativity in Inaugural 'O Music Awards'
Hoping to lure customers from Netflix and other streaming video providers, startup mSpot Inc. launched a new online subscription movie package that drops the rental price on some new releases to as low as $3. mSpot boasts that it is able to stream many new movies the same day they are released on DVD, while Web surfers that use Netflix, Amazon , or Apple 's iTunes Store and other services usually have to wait 28...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Pace, Net Servicos, Samsung, HBO, MTV, Dreamworks

--Pace in Deal to Supply Interactive TV Set-Tops to Brazil's Net Servicos
--Samsung Adds HBO, MTV Apps to App Store, Trumpets New Smart Hub Connected-TV Feature
--Samsung Rolls Out 3D App for Connected TV's in Korea
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Hulu, MTV, IntoNow, Inveni, MediaMall Technologies

--Hulu Launches "Recommendations Hub"
--MTV in Deal to Use IntoNow's Audio Recognition-Based Social-TV Platform
--TV Recommendations Start-Up, Inveni, Closes $483K Seed Round
--MediaMall's PlayOn Platform Now Supports Video Streaming to Android Devices
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past two days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. Hulu has announced the launch of a new "recommendations hub" that allows users to "easily access your recommendations right off of the home page navigation bar." According to Hulu, its recommendations engine "takes into account all kinds of factors as it suggests shows that you might enjoy--including videos you've watched, commented on,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Bluefin Unveils Tech for Analyzing Real-Time Viewer Response to TV Shows and Ads via Social Media
--New EMEA Hire, Customer Wins for Brightcove
--BT Vision Adds 40,000 Subscribers in Q4
--Cable VOD Offerings Celebrate Black History Month
--Hulu in Content Deal with Viacom
--CEO Kilar Provides Information on Hulu's Growth and Financials
--Kaltura in Broadband Video Partnership with Siemens IT
--MTV Launches Micropayment-Based Online VOD Service
--Russia's IMAQLIQ Integrates Opera's Browser Technology into its IPTV Devices
--Suddenlink Rolls Out VOD in Cabot, Arkansas
--Time Warner's Bewkes Confirms Premium VOD Plans
--Verimatrix Secure's PMT's OViVO Personalized
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue. Bluefin Labs has unveiled technology which it says will "discover and analyze what people say via social media about the shows and ads they watch on television in real time. The technology, currently in pilot with several global brands, agencies and media companies, lets marketers see audience response to mass media, providing insight to develop measurably more...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Metrological Media, MTV, Nickelodeon, Facebook, Rentrak

--Metrological Media Appoints Ziggo, Endemol Veterans to its Advisory Team
--MTV to Launch Interactive, Multiplatform Awards Show Honoring Achievement in Digital Media
--Nickelodeon Premieres New "SpongeBob" Episodes on Facebook
--Rentrak to Offer OnDemand Essentials Advertising Reports
Because the [itvt] editorial team was busy last week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: 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. Our regular daily news coverage will return shortly.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): MTV, Samsung, NDS, OIPF, bmcoforum, Omek Interactive

--MTV to Launch Music Meter App on Samsung Connected-TV Devices
--Zon TV Cabo Becomes First Customer for NDS Snowflake UI
--OIPF, bmcoforum to Merge
--Gesture Recognition Specialist, Omek Interactive, Expands Management Team, Closes Series-B Round


Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 , we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: 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. Our regular daily news coverage will return shortly.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Coincident TV, MTV, Comcast, Canoe Ventures, Current TV, Delivery Agent

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies and technologies covered in this issue can be found by using itvt.com's search functionality). We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers: our regular...

News Round-Up (III): Bluestreak, Kaonmedia, Cablevision, Coincident TV, MTV

--Bluestreak Launches Integrated Flash/HTML5 Application Platform, Secures Deal with Kaonmedia
--Cablevision Launches Mobile App for Remote DVR Management
--Coincident TV in Interactive Video Deal with MTV
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 couple of 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,...

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