Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV) 1/24/17: NeuLion, New Form Digital, NextVR, Nielsen, Nuvyyo, Nvidia, OpenTV, Otter Media, PBS, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung, Simplestream, Sinclair, Visible World

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s news round-ups were on hiatus for a couple of months, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC 2016 and then taking a post-event break. We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up with all recent developments (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke), so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about...

Radio [itvt]: Adnaan Wasey, Executive Producer of POV Digital, on How the Long-Running PBS Non-Fiction Showcase Is Embracing Interactive Storytelling

Check Out News Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Tracy Swedlow on BlogTalkRadio POV , PBS's long-running showcase for independent non-fiction films, recently unveiled six new interactive documentary shorts that it bills as "allow[ing] audiences to engage...on a deeper level, using new technologies and new paradigms in storytelling" (note: more information on each of the documentaries can be found here ). Four of the documentaries were created by alumni of POV Hackathon, POV's weekend laboratory...


► EXA Ventures partner Tommy Eng said he has “support of broadcasters” for the launch of ONE Media, LLC , a company that will launch a new broadcast platform that harmonizes “television broadcasting with LTE-based mobile infrastructure and user devices.” More ► Netflix renewed original series Orange Is the New Black . Its third season, which will feature 13 episodes, will premiere on June 6. More ► AOL is adding live TV, video-on-demand and online...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 3/7/14 (III): My Damn Channel, NBCU, Netflix, FitBit, Nickelodeon, Virgin Media, Nielsen, Ofcom, Pace, PBS, Piksel, Roku, Showtime, Sling Media, Synacor, The CW, TiVo

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014 ( June 10th-11th in San Francisco -- purchase your tickets here! ), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: My Damn Channel Launches New Slate of Programming, including "T:3 Showdown," an Interactive Talent Show from Albie Hecht and Robert Small whose Finalists and Winner Will Be Chosen "Based on Views, Likes, Shares and Comments of the...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 1/29/14 (III): PBS, Google, Meograph, Motility, NATPE, CEA, NDN, Net2TV, Racing UK, PayWizard, Samsung, LG, Philips, Smokebomb Entertainment, Revolt, SMT

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Opera, Sony, PBS, Facebook, "Saturday Night Live," Twitter

--Sony Offering Opera's TV App Store on Connected-TV Devices in Mexico and Brazil
--PBS to Preview New Drama on its Facebook Page, Two Weeks before Broadcast Premiere
--"Saturday Night Live" Invites Viewers to Help Selects Hosts, Musical Guests via Twitter and Facebook
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (December 10th in New York City), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format: Browser specialist, Opera Software , says that its Opera TV Store is now being shipped by Sony on connected-TV products destined for Mexico (Blu-ray players and Blu-ray-equipped home theater systems) and Brazil (television sets, Blu-ray players and home theaters). "The...

Fanhattan Lands Programming from Lifetime, PBS, Crackle

--iPhone and iPad Users Get Access to 'Nova', 'Donnie Brasco', 'How I Met Your Mother'

Fanhattan said it struck deals with Lifetime Television , Crackle and PBS which will allow users with its app for Apple 's iPhone and iPad to view free video content. Crackle will supply Fanhattan with movies ranging from Donnie Brasco to Starship Troopers , while PBS will give Fanhattan users access to Nova , Antique Roadshow and The American Experience . Fanhattan said Lifetime will supply it with Project Accessory , How I...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- CableLabs Offers Free License for Advanced Advertising Toolset -- blurbIQ cross-platform ads turn videos into interactive games -- NDS Hits Milestone of 20 Million Digital Homes in India -- Clearleap Teams with IBBS on OTT Video Solutions -- PBS Deal Expands Amazon Instant Video Library to 12,000 Hours -- Comcast, Disney Invest in New Social Media Network Chime

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): PBS, Roku, Disney, Fling Soft, "Travel with Kids," YouTube

--PBS to Premiere First Episode of New Ken Burns Documentary on its iPad and iPhone/iPod touch Apps
--Roku Adds Disney App Featuring Short-Form Video
--TV Series, "Travel with Kids," Launches on Roku; Official YouTube Roku Channel Set to Launch
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. PBS said Wednesday that the first episode of " Prohibition ," the new documentary miniseries from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere on PBS's free apps for the iPad and for the iPhone and iPod touch this Friday. "The entire series will air nationally on PBS Sunday-Tuesday, October 2nd, 3rd...

John Gilles Joins Coincident TV

-- Digital Media Veteran named EVP of Sales and Marketing and GM of Coincident Studios
Interactive video technology provider Coincident TV named cable TV and Internet veteran John Gilles executive vice president of sales and marketing and general manager of Coincident Studios . The former general manager of San Francisco-based studio Code and Theory , Gilles specializes in new product development, programming development, content production and digital content business strategy for several top media companies, including Fox , Warner Bros. , Comcast , Time Warner , Electronic Arts , PBS...