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Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Miniweb, Digital Telemedia, mSpot, Google TV, NBC

--Miniweb in Connected-TV Partnership with Chinese STB Company, Digital Telemedia
--mSpot Launches Cloud-Based Music and Movies Services on Google TV
--NBC to Offer Sneak Preview of New Series on the Apple iPad
Due to the large volume of news coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off Wednesday in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the news generated by the show: 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...

Data, Targeting and Messaging at TVOT NYC Intensive

[itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDING of " The Recursive Ménage à Trois: Data, Targeting and Messaging ," a panel session at TVOT NYC Intensive .

The panelists for the session were: Seth Haberman , CEO, Visible World (moderator) Lawrence Kimmel , CEO, Direct Marketing Association Dave Morgan , CEO, Simulmedia Bruce Nelson , vice chairman, Omnicom Group William Nowacki , managing partner and lead principal, Opera Analytics Ed Swindler...

News Round-Up (VII): NBC, Invidi, NDS, Netflix, Oberon Media, DISH Network, Oregan, Telefonica

--NBC Invests in Addressable Advertising Specialist, Invidi Technologies
--NDS Opens Atlanta Office to Expand US Professional Services
--NDS Teams with DOXTV to Bring Push-VOD to China's Sichuan Cable
--Netflix in Expanded License Deal with NBC Universal, Launches Instant Streaming in Canada
--Oberon Media Launches TV-Themed Interactive TV Games Service on DISH Network
--Oregan in OTT Partnership with Telefonica
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. NBC Universal has made an investment in addressable advertising specialist, Invidi Technologies. More . NDS has announced "the expansion of its US professional services team and facilities...

News Round-Up (V): NBC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Oxygen

--NBC Promotes New Show via Interactive "Virtual Call Center" App
--Nokia Siemens Networks Launches Multiscreen TV Client
--Oxygen Enhances its OxygenLive Social TV Service
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,...

Winners of the Interactive Media Emmy Awards Announced

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) has announced the winners of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media.

The winner of the Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Fiction was Star Wars Uncut (StarWarsUncut.com: Casey Pugh, Annelise Pruitt, Jamie Wilkinson, Chad Pugh), beating out Dexter Interactive (Showtime.com: Showtime Networks, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions)...

Comcast's New Social TV Service, "Tunerfish," Tapped by NBC News to Help Promote "Dateline"

Tunerfish , a new social TV service developed by employees of Plaxo, the address book/social networking service that Comcast acquired back in 2008 (note: Tunerfish is a business unit of Comcast Interactive Media--for more on the service, see the articles published on itvt.com, May 24th and June 28th), said Monday that it has been tapped by NBC News to power a promotion that rewards viewers of the news magazine show, "Dateline."

As...

Nominees Announced for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) has announced the nominees for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media.

The nominees for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Fiction are: Dexter Interactive (Showtime.com) : Showtime Networks, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions. Glee Hyperpromo And Superfan (Fox.com) : Coincident TV, Fox Broadcasting, Glee. Star Wars...

News Round-Up (V): ITV Player, NBC, Pace-MultiChoice

--Report: ITV Looking to Launch ITV Player App on Smartphones
--NBC Invites Viewers to Create "Fanisode" of "The Office"
--Pace Develops New HD DVR for South Africa's MultiChoice
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , is in talks with Apple , RIM (BlackBerry) and Google (Android) about launching a mobile app for its ITV Player programming catch-up...

Eric Shanks, Who Led DirecTV's Interactive TV and VOD Efforts, Named President of Fox Sports

--NBC News Promotes Ryan Osborn to Newly Created Position of Director of Social Media
DirecTV said Wednesday that Eric Shanks , its EVP of entertainment, will leave the company next month to take up a new position as president of Fox Sports , reporting to Fox Sports Media Group chairman and CEO, David Hill.

Shanks, who joined DirecTV in 2004, as SVP of advanced services and content, oversaw its interactive TV programming and services, its original entertainment and its advertising sales. Among other things, he was...

New NBC Affinity Program Rewards Viewers for Promoting Its Shows on Social Networks

--NBC in Multiscreen Marketing Partnership with Microsoft Advertising
--NABET-CWA Launches Satirical Broadband Video Site to Publicize its Contract Dispute with NBC
NBC last week unveiled a network-wide social media-based affinity program, dubbed " Fan It ," which it says will provide incentives and rewards to its viewers, in return for promoting, interacting with and discussing its new and returning 2010-11 programs. The program, which launches today (Monday, May 17th) and has a dedicated Web site at http://www.nbc.com/fanit , utilizes a number of social media platforms, including NBC's own myNBC, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and FourSquare. It was...

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