tcommerce

FX Cashes in on 'Sons of Anarchy' Buzz with T-commerce iPad App

-- Companion App Lets Viewers Buy Clothing Worn by Cast Members
FX may be the first cable network to make tcommerce the focus of a companion app for a TV series, building an app for Apple 's iPad that allows fans of hit program Sons of Anarchy to buy jewelry, clothing worn by cast members and other merchandise. The "SOA Gear" app is scheduled to launch Nov. 1, coinciding with the debut of episode nine of the FX show. The app uses automatic content (ACR) technology...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): HSN, Intel, Intrasonics, Ball State University

--HSN Enables Second-Screen tCommerce via QR Codes
--Intel to Close its Digital Home Group
--ACR-Based Interactive TV Company, Intrasonics, Launches SDK
--Ball State University Center for Media and Design in ACR Partnership with Intrasonics
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. Multiplatform retailer, HSN (which has a history of pioneering interactive TV/tcommerce in the US), debuted Quick Response (QR) codes as a tcommerce mechanism on its HSN HD channel during its recent Innovation Weekend (October 7th-10th). "Reaffirming its position as a leader in transactional innovation, HSN will be the first ever retailer...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): PayWizard, RCDb, Verimatrix

--PayWizard Adds Voucher Capability, Free Account-to-Account Transfers to its DTV Payment Platform
--RCDb Launches WatchWith Service Delivery Platform for OTT TV Distribution
--RCDb, Verimatrix Team to Deliver Premium Video to LG Connected TV's, Blu-ray Players
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Vimond, Vizrt, Weinstein Company, Zappware, MPP Global

--Vimond Expands Application Suite for Multiscreen Video Delivery
--Vimond, Vizrt Tout "Improved Integration" of their Online Video Platforms
--The Weinstein Company to Launch VOD Label
--Zappware in tCommerce Partnership with MPP Global Solutions
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA and IBC trade shows--and 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...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Pace, SocialGuide, MTV, Softel, Zazum

--Pace Launches Elements Software to Support Design, Delivery and Management of Digital Services
--SocialGuide: MTV's VMA's "Most Social Program" Measured to Date
--Softel Launches vFlex MC Ancillary Data Processor for Multichannel Workflows
--tCommerce Company, Zazum, Wins Spot in ad:tech's Start-Up Spotlight
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. Pace , a...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Motive Television, MultiChoice, Orb Networks

--Motive Television Launches "Video to Go" Sideloading Capability
--South Africa's MultiChoice Launches Transactional VOD Service
--Orb Live App Enables Streaming of Premium Online Programming to Smartphones
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Motive Television has announced "Video to Go," which it bills as a "major advancement" in its Television Anytime Anywhere platform, enabling "the seamless loading of recorded movies and other pre-recorded material to laptops, iPads and other tablet and mobile devices. The advancement allows viewers to transfer a recorded file from their...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Virgin Media, TiVo, Nestle, YouTube, Zazum

--Virgin Media Launches Android App for its TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Service
--Virgin Media Launches "Harry Potter" App on its TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Service
--Nestle's Wonka Brand Launches Interactive Video Channel on YouTube
--Start-Up Zazum Unveils Its Automatic Content Recognition-Based Tcommerce Platform
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: UK cable operator, Virgin Media , has launched the Virgin Media TV Guide, a free Android app for its recently launched, TiVo-powered hybrid-TV service. The app allows customers to "browse the TV guide, see what's on over the next seven days and remotely set recordings from their mobile device," Virgin Media...

iCueTV Scores Tcommerce Deals with Major MSOs

CHICAGO - [itvt] at NCTA – Several major cable MSOs plan to deploy a tcommerce solution from iCueTV during the fourth quarter of 2011, CEO Michael Huegel said here Wednesday. While Huegel declined to name the distributors that iCueTV has struck deals with, he said the deployments will include "true tcommerce," where cable subscribers will be able to buy products marketed by advertisers with a click of their remote controls. The cable rollouts will also...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): icueTV, Groupon, Imagina US, CMC, Insight, itaas

--icueTV Teaming with Groupon on tcommerce Demo at Cable Show
--Imagina US Taps Comcast Media Center for VOD Delivery
--Insight Taps itaas for EBIF Deployment
--itaas Launches iLaunch Program to Expedite Development and Deployment of EBIF Apps
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: icueTV is set to team with Groupon on a tcommerce demo at the NCTA Cable Show, Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. icueTV COO, George Singley, told the newspaper that the demo will show how viewers watching a Groupon commercial could use their remotes to access a menu of options, including...

Rovi, Delivery Agent Partner to Bring Contextual Tcommerce to EPG's

--Rovi Signs Multi-Year EPG Patent License Agreement with Cablevision, Releases Q4 Financial Results
EPG provider, Rovi , and tcommerce specialist, Delivery Agent , on Tuesday announced that they are partnering to launch the first-ever contextual commerce capability within Rovi EPG's for television programming. With this capability, the companies say, viewers will be able to buy products and services directly from the EPG, using their remote controls. The companies say that they are also planning to offer similar commerce capabilities to consumers who access their EPG's through the Web...

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