Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Philips, Rentrak, Collaborative Alliance, Rovi, Mitsubishi, S3 Group, SeaChange, Aprico, Cablenet, ShowYou

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show , as well as moving to a new office (note: our new mailing address is 1274 35th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122), we are covering stories in this issue as a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources. Philips ' Smart TV Premium Lets Viewers Stream Content to iPhones and iPads Rentrak Partners with...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): MobiTV, Dolby, Music Choice, Rentrak, TWC, Nagra-OpenTV

--MobiTV Teams with Dolby to Offer Multiplatform "Surround Sound Experience"
--Music Choice to Use Rentrak's TV Essentials to Understand Viewing of its ITV Network, SWRV
--Time Warner Cable Media Selects Nagra-OpenTV's EclipsePlus/xG Billing Platform
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. MobiTV announced last week that it is working with Dolby Laboratories to deliver "a seamless, high-quality surround sound experience" across a range of platforms, including mobile phones, tablets, PC's, connected TV's and set-top boxes. "MobiTV will integrate Dolby Digital Plus into its established DRM-protected content delivery platform to provide...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Vizio Bundles Hulu Plus Subscriptions with Tablet -- Three UK signs On Demand Group for Mobile Distribution -- Halogen TV Partners with Miso to Promote 'Jump Shiff' -- Music Choice Breaks VOD Viewing Record
Vizio is attempting to drive sales of its $299 tablet by offering three free months of the Hulu Plus online video subscription service to consumers that buy the device. The CE company is also offering customers that previously bought the tablet three free months of Hulu Plus, which normally costs $7.99 monthly. The Vizio Tablet features an eight-inch screen and comes equipped with a WiFi receiver. More SeaChange 's On Demand Group struck a deal...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): P&G, YouTube, Rentrak, Digital+, ARC, Oscilloscope

--Procter & Gamble Promotes its Cheer Detergent Brand via Interactive YouTube Video
--Rentrak Expands into the European VOD Market
--Rentrak in VOD Measurement Deals with ARC Entertainment, Oscilloscope Laboratories
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks--as well as working on our second annual TVOT NYC Intensive event--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...

"Understanding the Interactive Consumer" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011

[itvt] is pleased to present a video of " Understanding the Interactive Consumer ," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were: Lindsay S. Crittendon , Managing Director, San Francisco, Frank N. Magid Associates (Moderator) Joan FitzGerald , VP of Television Sales and Business Development, comScore Cathy Hetzel , President, Advanced Media and Information Division, Rentrak
The session...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): Oberon Media, Redux, Google TV, Rentrak, Rovi

--Oberon Media Brings Tetris to Samsung Connected TV's
--Redux Launches its Social Video Discovery and Curation Service on Google TV
--Rentrak Re-Designs OnDemand Essentials to Reflect Multiscreen Video Consumption
--Rovi Launches Solution to Bring its TotalGuide Platform to Legacy Set-Top Boxes
--Rovi Launches Multi-Device Video Distribution Solution
Due to the large volume of news being generated this week by the Cable Show, we are covering today's stories in abbreviated round-up/summary form: Oberon Media , which says it holds the exclusive rights to deliver Tetris to connected TV's, has announced that it is bringing a customized version of the game to Samsung 's Samsung Apps connected-TV app store. According to the company, the game--which is priced at $4.99 (a free trial version is...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Epix Builds Apps for Google TV, Roku, Mobile Devices -- Image Entertainment Tracks VOD Usage with Rentrak Data -- Ruwido Unveils New Remote Control Platform -- Canoe Recruits Former Turner, Leap Media Executive
New premium movie channel Epix said it is developing apps for Android mobile phones and connected devices, including Roku 's over-the-top set-top and Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players. Google TV is the only connected device that currently offers Epix. The Viacom -owned network said it will be available on additional devices later in the second quarter. The apps allow Epix subscribers to watch access more than 3,000 movies. More VOD measurement firm Rentrak Corp. is...

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 (I): BBC, blinkx, TV Guide Network, Channel 4, CineMexicano, Rentrak

--BBC iPlayer Sets New Records in December
--blinkx in Exclusive Online Video Deal with TV Guide Network
--Channel 4 Establishes Annual Fund to Invest in Apps and Concepts for Next-Generation Connected TV
--CineMexicano to Use Rentrak's OnDemand Essentials Service
Here is the first of two round-ups of interactive TV-related news stories that we didn't have room for in this issue. The BBC says that December was a record month for its BBC iPlayer programming catch-up service. "In total BBC iPlayer received 145 million requests for TV and radio programs in December 2010," BBC social media executive, Nick Reynolds, wrote in a blog post. "This was the third month in a row that BBC iPlayer...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Rentrak, National Geographic, Roku, FlixFling, Rovi, Trident, RVU Alliance

--Rentrak Tapped by National Geographic Channel for VOD Advertising Measurement
--Roku in Deal with FlixFling
--Rovi Launches Cloud-Based Digital Entertainment Web Services Platform, Lands Deal with Trident
--RVU Alliance Grows its Membership Roster, Will Launch Independent Certification Program Shortly
Due to the large volume of news generated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place last week in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Multiscreen media measurement company, Rentrak , has announced that National Geographic Channel has signed a contract to use its new AdEssentials service, which the company bills as "an ad reporting system that eliminates the time-consuming manual...