Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): NorDig, HbbTV, MHP, PlayJam, Miniclip, Amazon, Pushbutton

--HbbTV Replaces MHP as NorDig's API for Advanced IRD's
--PlayJam in Connected-TV Games Partnership with Miniclip
--Amazon Relocates Pushbutton to Larger Offices to Accommodate Growth
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. NorDig (note: the latter is an organization that is specifying a common digital-TV platform for Scandinavia and the Republic of Ireland) has announced that it has replaced DVB-MHP with HbbTV as the API for advanced integrated receivers and decoders (IRD's). "NorDig has specified a common API for interactive services...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Yahoo!, IntoNow, NDS, Pushbutton, Amazon.com

--Yahoo!'s IntoNow Launches Android App, Supports "Project Runway"
--NDS Names Dave Habiger CEO; Ex-CEO Abe Peled Becomes Executive Chairman
--Pushbutton Acquired by Amazon.com
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, 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. IntoNow , the...

"Creative Visions" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present videos of the two " Creative Visions " sessions from The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The sessions--which were hosted by Nick DeMartino of Nick DeMartino Consulting and founder of the American Film Institute Enhanced Television Workshop (subsequently renamed the AFI Digital Content Lab)--featured lectures and presentations that showcased new creative visions in interactive television and video.

The presenters...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): never.no, Oberon Media, Ocean Blue, Ooyala, Orb Networks, Overlay.tv, Oxygen Media, Philo, PlayJam, Popsy Interactive, Pushbutton

[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive. This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies...

LOVEFiLM Launches OTT Service on Internet@TV-Enabled Samsung TV's in the UK

UK-based video rental subscription service, LOVEFiLM , has announced the availability of its OTT service on new Samsung TV's in the UK. The service is currently available to LOVEFiLM customers with unlimited subscription packages on all Samsung TV models equipped with the consumer electronics manufacturer's Internet@TV platform, and is slated to launch on its Blu-ray players and home theater systems at a later date. LOVEFiLM has previously launched its service HDTV's, Blu-ray players and home...

Pushbutton Develops New Interactive TV Gambling Game for Sky Vegas

UK-based interactive TV design company, Pushbutton, announced last month that it has teamed with gambling channel, Sky Vegas, to launch an interactive TV version of the arcade-style, "tumbling faces" gambling game, "Chain Reactors," on the latter's service on the UK's Sky satellite-TV platform. In order for a player to win money, a series of what Pushbutton describes as "amusing and quirkily animated tumbling faces" must match up in clusters of at least five in a...

Pushbutton Builds Video Player for ESPN

--Develops Interactive TV Application for Ocean Finance

[itvt] Radio - BitTorrent President, Ashwin Navin, on the Company's Detente with Comcast

--The Interactive TV Month in Review In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s new talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Ashwin Navin , co-founder and president of peer-to-peer technology provider, BitTorrent , discusses that company's recently announced agreement with Comcast, which calls for them to work together to address infrastructural issues raised by the growing popularity of video and other rich media on the Internet.