Deutsche Telekom Announces Winners of its "2011 Interactive TV Award" App Development Contest

--Winners Include US Tcommerce Specialist, Delivery Agent
Deutsche Telekom , an incumbent telco that offers a Microsoft Mediaroom-powered IPTV service called Entertain, has announced the winners of its third annual Interactive TV Award application development contest. The winners and runners-up of the awards--which were judged by a jury of technology and media experts that met in Bonn last Friday--will divide a prize purse of 70,000 Euros. The winner of the awards' "Developer" category (note: this category is defined by Deutsche Telekom as...

Brightcove Powers vCommerce-Enabled Broadband Video Service for Online Retailer,

--Service Features Custom Full-Screen Interface for Google TV Devices
Online video platform provider, Brightcove , said Thursday that it is powering a vcommerce-enabled broadband video service for online fashion retailer, . Dubbed Net-a-Porter TV, the service presents viewers with a stream of images of the clothing items and accessories featured in the video they are watching (note: the images appear to the right of the video), which they can click on in order to go to a dedicated commerce-enabled product page. The service...

"Tcommerce: Lessons from the Field" at TVOT NYC Intensive

[itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDING of " Tcommerce: Lessons from the Field ," a session at TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010).

The panelists for the session were:

* James Capps , VP of engineering, Comcast Media Center
* Steve Donohue , Light Reading Cable (moderator)
* Michael Huegel , CEO, icueTV
* Jeff Walker , VP of marketing, Cedar Point Communications

"Tcommerce: Transforming the Economics of Television" at TVOT NYC Intensive

[itvt] is pleased to present an AUDIO RECORDIN G of " Tcommerce: Transforming the Economics of Television ," a session at TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th, 2010).

The panelists for the session were:

* Elizabeth Braiman , manager of distribution development, A&E Television Networks
* Bill Brand , EVP of programming, marketing and business development, HSN
* Ellen Dudar , chief product officer, FourthWall Media

New iTV Doctor Column Features Interview on New FourthWall/CSG EBIF App, Bill Pay on TV

--Also Features Video Demos from the Finalists of CTAM's "iTV Idol" Competition
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! "

THIS EDITION includes an interview with Chad Dunavant , executive director of product strategy at customer interaction management and billing solutions company, CSG Systems . Dunavant discusses CSG's new deal with FourthWall Media, which will enable the latter to provide cable operators with an EBIF-based interactive TV application, called Bill Pay...

New Interview on FourthWall Media's New PayPal-Powered Interactive TV Commerce Solution

[itvt] has just published an INTERVIEW with Ellen Dudar , chief product officer of FourthWall Media , in which she discusses the company's new PayPal- powered tcommerce solution. According to the company, the solution--dubbed the TV Buy Button--will enable cable operators to deploy applications on their EBIF platforms that allow viewers to access their PayPal digital wallets for tcommerce payment.

Please note that, because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on...

News Round-Up (II): Canoe Ventures, Disney/ABC, Nielsen, FourthWall Media, Blue Ridge

--Canoe CTO: US Cable Industry to Focus on Interactive TV Commerce
--New Disney/ABC-Nielsen iPad App Uses Audio Watermarks to Enable Broadcast-Synchronized ITV
--FourthWall's "My Football Tracker" EBIF App Launched by Blue Ridge Communications
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Cable operators and technology vendors are increasing their focus on tcommerce and plan to launch tcommerce trials next year, Arthur Orduna , CTO of Canoe Ventures , the company tasked with implementing the US cable industry's plans for interactive and addressable advertising, told...

New iTV Doctor Column Focuses on ICE's Interactive TV Commerce Solution

[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe 's regular column, " The iTV Doctor Is In! " THIS EDITION focuses on ICE Innovative Technologies , a company which has developed a solution that uses music-recognition technology to enable interactive TV commerce on DVR-recorded and VOD programming.

Overlay.TV Integrates with MarketLive to Power Interactive Video Commerce for Armani/Exchange

--Overlay.TV Is Also Powering Interactive Video Commerce for JCPenney
Interactive video commerce specialist, Overlay.TV , said Tuesday that fashion company, Armani/Exchange , has implemented its clickable video technology on its ecommerce Web site (note: Armani/Exchange also recently launched an interactive video project with Clikthrough--see the article published on, June 25th). The site, which was built on MarketLive's Intelligent Commerce Platform, uses Overlay.TV's video commerce solution in its "How to Wear It" section, which provides video style advice and trend tips. According to Overlay.TV,...

SeaChange to Launch EBIF QoS Solution at CableLabs Summer Conference

--Will also Showcase its Watch & Buy Interactive TV Commerce Solution for VOD
VOD and advanced advertising technology provider, SeaChange International , contacted [itvt] Wednesday to let us know about its plans for next week's CableLabs Summer Conference (August 15th-18th). The company says that it plans to launch the SeaChange EngageTV Validator, which is designed to guarantee quality of service for EBIF-based subscriber applications that make use of VOD resources, and that it will also showcase its Watch & Buy tcommerce extension for VOD services. "Solutions like the...