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Interactive TV News Roundup (Part 2)

-- WSJ Live Expands to Apple TV, Google TV, Roku -- Time Warner Cable Nears Completion of Android App -- Bright House Launches iPad App -- Panasonic Bundles Social TV Apps with Viera HDTVs -- TiVo Names Capitol Hill Veteran Wymer Communications Director
The Wall Street Journal is expanding distribution for its WSJ Live interactive video service to over-the-top video set-tops from Apple TV , Google TV and Roku . The interactive video service is also available on Boxee , Apple's iPad and through connected TVs from Samsung , Sony , Vizio and through Yahoo' s connected TV platform. Time Warner Cable said it hopes to launch an app for devices that use Google 's Android platform by...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- The X Factor uses Twitter to Collect Vote -- Wertheimer Named President of Digital at Fox Broadcasting -- Fox Strikes TV Everywhere Deals with Mediacom, Verizon -- Roku Scores Pac-Man and Galaga for Casual Game Offering -- Cable Operators Launch Movies On Demand Facebook App

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Roku, HBO, Sling Media, TiVo

--Roku Launches $49.99 Streaming Player
--HBO's "TV Everywhere" Service, HBO Go, to Launch on Roku
--Sling Media Launches SlingPlayer for Android Tablets
--TiVo Announces Availability of its $500 Premiere Elite DVR
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. OTT TV specialist, Roku , has launched a $49.99 streaming player, called the Roku LT. "The Roku LT streams 720p high‐definition video and features built‐in wireless," the company states in its press materials. "It will be available from Roku.com, Amazon.com and in retail stores nationwide beginning in early November. The Roku...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): PlayJam, Relentless, Slingo, Roku, Target

--PlayJam to Launch Relentless Software's "Quiz Climber" Game on its Connected-TV Games Portal
--PlayJam in Connected-TV Games Partnership with Slingo
--Roku Boxes Now Available at Target
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. We anticipate that it will take us a couple of 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. Interactive...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): TidalTV, Roku, Time Warner Cable, HBO

--TidalTV Working with Roku to Offer OTT Video Advertising
--Time Warner Cable Updates its iPad Streaming App
--Report: Time Warner Cable Set to Offer HBO's "TV Everywhere" Service
--Report: Time Warner Cable Looking to Let Subscribers Access Social Networks through the TV
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. Online video advertising network provider, TidalTV , has announced that it is working with Roku to offer OTT video advertising. "This new video platform expands TidalTV's advanced targeting and optimization offering, which previously included online and mobile capabilities," the company states in its press materials. "The video advertising runs as pre-roll...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): DISH Network, Blockbuster, Facebook, HealthiNation, Roku

--DISH Network, Blockbuster Launch DVD's-by-Mail/Instant-Streaming Service for DISH Subscribers
--Blockbuster to Launch Facebook App for Renting and Viewing Videos
--HealthiNation Enters Connected-TV Space via Launch on Roku
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. We anticipate that it will take us a couple of 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. DISH...

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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IX): Starz, SyncTV, African Music Channel, Roku, Samsung, Visiware

--Starz Ends Contract-Renewal Negotiations with Netflix
--SyncTV to Deliver African Movie Channel to Roku Players, Samsung Connected TV's
--Visiware Launches PlayAlong Second-Screen Interactive TV Solution
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. 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. Premium programming service...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Espial, OTE, Joost, Neulion, MLS, Panasonic, Roku

--Espial MediaBase Powering VOD for Greek Telco, OTE
--Joost Launches j-Roll Interactive Pre-Roll Video Ad Product
--Neulion Powers MLS MatchDay Live on Panasonic Viera Connect Connected TV's and Roku STB's
Because the [itvt] editorial team is catching up with a backlog of news--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. VOD software provider, Espial , said Wednesday that Greek telco, OTE (has 3.5 million fixed-line subscribers), is using its MediaBase platform to power its VOD services. Espial enumerates the key features of the deployment as follows: "1) For its FilmExpress video-on-demand (VOD) service...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Hillcrest Labs, Roku, httv

--Roku Licenses Hillcrest Labs Technology for its New Motion-Sensing Remote Control
--httv to Launch httvBOX "Turnkey" Software Solution for Connected TV's and Set-Top Boxes at IBC 2011
Because the [itvt] editorial team was recently on the road for several weeks--and has also been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --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 news covered...

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