Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Turner, NCAA, Twitter, SnappyTV, Univision, Vestel, Zappware, Viaccess-Orca, Viggle, Virgin Media, Concurrent, Harmonic, YouTube

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 ( June 25th-26th in San Francisco ), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Turner Sports/NCAA "March Madness" iOS App Goes Live Twitter, Turner Broadcasting Offering 15-Second Instant Replays from "March Madness" Games via Twitter Stream; Service Powered by SnappyTV Univision Names John Kelly EVP of Digital Sales Vestel Integrates Zappware's Nexx User Interface into its...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Turner Sports, NCAA, Univision, Unicorn Media, Net2TV, Verimatrix, Videology, Virool, Vizio, Google TV, The CW, Warner Bros., Machinima, Wochit, Humax

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco-- Super-Early-Bird Registration ends next Thursday !), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Turner Sports Unveils Multiscreen Coverage Plans for NCAA "March Madness"; "NCAA March Madness Live" Will Be Available on "TV Everywhere" Basis, Will Offer Multiple Social and Interactive Elements, Managed by Turner Sports, Will Provide 300+ Hours of...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Media Storm, Nancy Tellem, Microsoft Xbox, NCAA, T3Media, Netflix, DreamWorks,, Google+, Numericable, Panasonic, Roku, Shazam

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco) , we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Media/Marketing Agency, Media Storm, Names John F. Collins Managing Director of Broadcast and Interactive TV; Collins Was Previously SVP of Product Management at Canoe Ventures At Industry Event, Entertainment and Digital Media President, Nancy Tellem, Trumpets Microsoft's Efforts to Develop Interactive TV Programming...

Interview: Ensequence's Mike Kelley and Verizon's Phil Santoro on FiOS TV's New ESPN Tournament Challenge App

Ensequence recently developed the ESPN Tournament Challenge TV App , an interactive TV app for Verizon FiOS TV and ESPN that allows fans to create and follow personalized tournament brackets during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament ("March Madness") .

Subscribers create or check their brackets by clicking on the "Widgets" button on the FiOS TV remote control, selecting "FiOS TV Widgets," and then selecting the ESPN Tournament Challenge icon under the...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Hulu, Nintendo Wii, In Demand, NCAA, Turner, CBS

--Hulu Plus Launches on the Nintendo Wii
--In Demand Launches Extensive Marketing Campaign for Cable's Oscar-Themed VOD Offerings
--NCAA March Madness Live to Be Offered Under "TV Everywhere" Model
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Hulu has announced that its Hulu Plus premium subscription service is now available on the Nintendo Wii . "Today, Wii owners can download the Hulu Plus app from the Wii Shop Channel and begin a new entertainment experience," the company states on its blog. "We've optimized the Hulu Plus...

March Madness On Demand Could Be a Slam Dunk Interactive TV App

--By Steve Donohue Considering the huge demand Web surfers and smart phone owners showed this year for March Madness On Demand , imagine how much traffic wall-to-wall coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament could generate if Turner Sports and CBS Sports manage to create an interactive TV application for the Big Dance. Since 2004, MMOD has been a huge draw for hoops fans, allowing viewers to toggle between up to four live games running...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Turner Sports, CBS Sports, NCAA, Mediafly, Netflix

--Revamped March Madness on Demand Delivers 22% Increase in Visits
--Mediafly Develops iPhone/iPad/iPod touch App for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
--Netflix Confirms Move into Original Content
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...

Turner Sports and the NCAA Form NCAA Digital in 14-Year Agreement

Turner Sports and the NCAA said Tuesday that they have signed a 14-year agreement to form an operation called NCAA Digital , wherein Turner will manage and operate the NCAA's digital portfolio and strengthen coverage of all 88 NCAA championships. According to the parties, NCAA Digital will encompass and additional NCAA digital platforms, including mobile Web and applications, as well as other connected devices. Turner will enhance editorial coverage and the technology behind live...

News Round-Up: Broadband TV and OTT

--"Interactive Episodes" of "Doctor Who" Reviewed (Video)
--Hulu to Begin Testing Subscription-Based Service Next Month
--NCAA in 14-Year, $10.8 Billion "March Madness" Deal
--Revision3 Launches Interactive TV Cooking Show
--Roku Begins Offering NBA Game Time
--Vudu Offering "Avatar" with Extras, 28 Days before Netflix
--YouTube Quietly Expands its Movie Rental Line-Up
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be 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. Here is a round-up of interactive TV-related news pertaining primarily to the broadband TV/OTT space : Earlier this month (see the article published on...

Verizon Launches FiOS HD VOD in More Markets

--Interactive Media Guide Now Available across Entire FiOS Footprint
US incumbent telco Verizon has launched HD VOD service in parts of
nine more states where it offers its FiOS TV service: California,
Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, eastern
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas (note: it has also announced
plans to launch it in Oregon in the near future). It initially launched the
service last December in Florida, Indiana, western Pennsylvania and
Virginia. It also recently expanded the service's content line-up via new
deals with CBS (note: the CBS deal allowed it to offer both SD and HD