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"Live Sports: Justifying the Investment in Innovation" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014

[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the TVOT 2014 session, "Live Sports: Justifying the Investment in Innovation." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:

"This session will explore new technologies and platforms that are transforming live sports coverage into an interactive, social and multiplatform experience; and--at a time when sports broadcast rights are becoming increasingly expensive--will also attempt to determine the ROI of these innovations:...

Radio [itvt]: ConnecTV CEO, Ian Aaron, on the Company's New Social-Video App

Social-TV company, ConnecTV , recently announced the launch of a new, free mobile app that "allows users to clip their favorite six-second moment, add an on-screen comment, and share with their friends across Twitter, Facebook, email and more, all while watching TV in real time." In this recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, ConnecTV co-founder and CEO, Ian Aaron , explains the strategy behind the new app and outlines the company's plans for the...

LAST-CHANCE SUPER-EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION FOR TVOT 2013!

Super-early-bird registration for [itvt]'s seventh annual TV of Tomorrow Show (June 25th-26th, 2013, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco) ends at midnight tonight, February 28th . Super-early-bird registration allows you to attend the TV of Tomorrow Show for just $775 , representing a savings of $500 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event).

"Sports and the TV of Tomorrow" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012

[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, " Sports and the TV of Tomorrow ," which was one of the highlights of The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (June 12th-13th). The session was described in the show brochure as follows: "This session will explore how various emerging technologies and media--including second-screen apps, connected-TV distribution, social viewing and sharing, advanced graphics systems and more--will change television coverage of sports, as well as the monetization of that coverage.

The iTV Doctor Is In!: Second Screens and the Olympics, Ch. 2

Dear Readers : We got some feed back from last week's column , particularly my comments about the future of ACR: While most agreed that set-top box (STB) sync is coming quickly, and has some distinct advantages, it appears that a combination of STB sync and ACR might actually deliver the best experience.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): ConnecTV, "March Madness," Digitalsmiths, Entone

--Second-Screen Social-TV Company, ConnecTV, Rolls Out New Features for "March Madness"
--Digitalsmiths Integrates Social Data into its Video Discovery Platform
--Entone Launches Media Player for EMEA Markets
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. ConnecTV , the social-TV company co-founded by interactive TV industry veteran Ian Aaron (note: the company recently announced an integration partnership with ACR technology provider, Civolution--see the article published on itvt.com, January 10th), has announced a line-up of new features for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship ("March...

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): Freeview, GEM 3DTV, ESPN, Facebook, ITV Player

--DTG Unveils New Features for Freeview and Freeview HD
--DVB Publishes GEM Profile for Plano-Stereoscopic 3DTV
--ESPN Launches ESPN3 Player on Facebook
--ITV Player Micropayment Trials Delayed until June
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. UK DTV-industry body, the Digital Television Group (DTG) , on Wednesday unveiled a range of enhancements to Freeview and Freeview HD, the UK's free-to-air digital terrestrial TV platforms. The enhancements will be published March 31st in an updated version of the DTG's D-Book. According to the DTG, the new...

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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): ConnecTV, Delivery Agent, Cablevision, Shazam, Boston Celtics

--ConnecTV Launches ACR-Powered Social-TV App
--Delivery Agent Powers Super Bowl Tcommerce for Cablevision, Shazam
--Delivery Agent in Multiplatform Commerce Partnership with the Boston Celtics
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. In time for the Super Bowl , ConnecTV , a social-TV company co-founded by interactive TV industry veteran Ian Aaron (note: the company recently announced an integration partnership with ACR technology provider, Civolution --see the article published on itvt.com, January 10th), last week launched a second-screen app in the...

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