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Livestream Launches Live Streaming Video Application for Twitter

--App Said to Have Been Developed in Less than a Week, Using Livestream's New API
Livestream , (formerly Mogulus), a New York-based company which offers a platform that enables amateurs and professionals to produce and distribute live TV on the Internet (note: the company, which offers "Free" and "Pro" versions of its platform, bills the platform as offering, among other things, the ability to mix multiple live cameras, imported video clips and overlay graphics, and as allowing producers to broadcast live from a mobile phone, use a customizable Flash player...

Verizon Launches Twitter, Facebook, Fantasy Sports and Internet Video Widgets for FiOS TV

--Also Launches "Widget Bazaar" App Marketplace, Announces Plans to Offer FiOS TV Widget SDK
Verizon is set to make several major announcements about its FiOS TV platform today. It will 1) unveil interactive TV services which it has developed with Facebook, Twitter, ESPN, Veoh, blip.tv and Dailymotion, and which it says will create a "truly converged Internet-to-television experience" that will allow FiOS TV subscribers to connect with one another while watching TV and view a range of online and personal PC-based videos on their TV screen; 2) launch a...

Monterosa Develops Twitter-Enabled Social TV Application for Living's "Four Weddings"

--App Represents First Implementation of Company's reac.TV Platform
Monterosa , a UK-based company that describes itself as a "specialist in real-time technology and content" (note: the company's previously launched offerings include 1) a rugby-themed chat app for the Web site of the UK newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, that streams live comments from an array of sources, including Twitter and Facebook, and that allows users to sign in and interact with the newspaper's journalists using their Twitter or Facebook accounts; 2) a prediction game...

Twitter-Powered Broadband Video Application Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson

Web development company, 9Astronauts , is paying tribute to Michael Jackson via a broadband video application that takes advantage of microblogging service Twitter's API, and that appears to have gone viral in the few days since its launch. Dubbed Billie Tweets (and located at billietweets.com ), the application presents visitors with an embedded YouTube video of what is arguably Jackson's most famous song, "Billie Jean." When visitors play the video, the song's lyrics appear in...

New Bravo Show Will Let Viewers Interact via Email, Phone, Video, Twitter, Facebook

--Show is Based on an Existing Internet TV Show on Bravotv.com
NBC Universal-owned cable channel, Bravo , on Monday announced plans to launch an interactive TV series, entitled " Watch What Happens: Live ." The show, which will be hosted by Bravo's SVP of original programming and development, Andy Cohen, and which is slated to premiere July 16th at midnight (ET/PT), is based on a live broadband TV show that has aired for some years now on Bravotv.com and that focuses on eliminated contestants and other...

Current TV Launches "Facebook vs. Twitter" Interactive TV Event in the UK

--Two Teams Must Leverage their Twitter and Facebook Networks Respectively to Perform Missions
Current TV - -a cable/satellite channel that was founded by former vice president, Al Gore, and his business partner, Joel Hyatt, and that features short-form informational programs, dubbed "pods," around 30% of which are contributed by viewers via its Web site (note: the channel also invites viewers to help determine its programming schedule by voting for video submissions on its site)--has launched a Twitter- and Facebook-driven interactive TV event in the UK, where it is...

Setanta Offers Social-Media and Interactive Enhancements around its FA Cup Coverage

--Enhancements Include Twitter Commentary, User-Generated Content
Sports programmer, Setanta Sports, offered a range of social-media and interactive enhancements around its broadcast coverage of soccer's FA Cup final Saturday (note: from 9:00AM to 7:00PM on the day of the final, Setanta's coverage was offered to cable and satellite subscribers unencrypted and free-of-charge). Twitter users could access what Setanta billed as "the first-ever Twitter commentary of an FA Cup final": during the live broadcast of the final, Jon Champion, Setanta's lead commentator for...

NASA to Hold Twitter-Driven Live, Interactive Video Event Featuring Mike Massimino (Astro_Mike)

NASA has announced plans to hold a Twitter-driven, live, interactive video event this Wednesday, featuring Mike Massimino, the astronaut who recently sprang to fame by regularly updating his Twitter followers (of which he now has over 370,000) on the training process for his Space Shuttle mission and subsequently--from orbit--on the mission itself (note: when he was in orbit, Astro_Mike, as he is known on Twitter, actually sent his updates by email to Houston, where they were then posted to his Twitter account).

UK Broadcaster, ITV, Taps Twitter, AudioBoo to Enhance its Coverage of the FA Cup Final

UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV (note: the name is an acronym for Independent Television Network), announced Friday an "experiment" that will see it integrating two Twitter tools into a special area of its Web site in order to "reflect the online 'noise'" generated by fans in real time during the May 30th FA Cup soccer final between Everton and Chelsea. Twitterfall , a service that cascades comments made on Twitter ("tweets"), will be embedded into...

Live Broadcasting Service, Justin.tv, Launches New Twitter, Facebook and MySpace Features

--Service Recently Began Offering a "Pro Account" Option
In a posting on its corporate blog Thursday, Justin.tv, a San Francisco-based company that bills itself as "the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video" (it claims to have around 428,000 live video channels, to which 20 hours of video are uploaded each minute, and says its Web site receives over 41 million unique visitors per month), announced the launch of a number of new Twitter, Facebook and MySpace...

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