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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Fanhattan, FreeWheel, Joan Gillman, SeaWell Networks, Google, YouTube Channels, Hulu Plus, Apple TV, Lovefilm, Miramax, NanoTech, NBC, Twitter, Facebook

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days to catch up with all recent developments, so...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Qwiki, Microsoft Bing, ABC News, Rockify, Sky, Telus, Time Warner Cable, Paradox Interactive, TwitchTV, Twitter

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days to catch up with all recent developments, so...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Samsung "Free the TV Challenge," Gaikai, "Angry Birds," This Technology, Turner, Twitter, Verizon, Coinstar, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Media, TiVo, Vizio, Google TV, Xstream

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days to catch up with all recent developments, so...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Softel MediaSphere Bridge, Squrl, This Technology, Trendrr.TV, Tribune Media Systems, Digitalsmiths, Twitter, ESPN, UIEvolution, Splat Interactive

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show , we are covering stories in this issue as a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources. Softel Launches MediaSphere Bridge Second-Screen ITV Solution; Solution Leverages Company's Triggering Tech to Bypass ACR Approach Squrl Updates its Video-Discovery App with iPhone Support, Facebook Timeline Integration and More This Technology Appoints Jeffrey Binder to its Board...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): Fathom, History Channel, Facebook, Twitter, IAB

--Fathom Launches Interactive Video Player
--History Channel Makes Extensive Use of Facebook and Twitter to Promote Titanic Programming
--IAB Releases "Video Suite," Updating VAST and VPAID and Adding New VMAP Protocol
--IAB Launches "Rising Stars" Competition to Foster Creativity in Digital Video Advertising
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. Digital agency, Fathom , has launched an interactive video player, called Ingage (short for "interactive engagement"), that features embedded clickable buttons which allow users to choose paths to other videos or external Web pages. "On account of the generally more active nature of online video consumption as compared to...

Rovi CES News Round-Up

--Launches Second Generation of its TotalGuide Programming-Discovery Solution for Connected TV
--Launches TotalGuide on New Connected TV's from Toshiba
--Works with Samsung to Bring Interactive TV Advertising to Connected-TV Platforms
--Expands Feature Set, Device Support and Reach of its Rovi Entertainment Store
--Launches Digital Copy Solution to Enable Cloud Access to DVD and Blu-ray Disc Collections
--Adds Twitter Verified Accounts to Rovi Data
--Says Multiple Companies Now Using Rovi Cloud Services to Power Entertainment Apps
--Says Amlogic Will Launch First DivX Plus HD Certified Chipset for Android
Rovi generated a fair amount of news over the past couple of weeks at CES and beyond. Here is a round-up of recent major announcements from the company: The company has unveiled TotalGuide G2, the second-generation of its programming search and discovery solution for connected-TV platforms, which is slated for availability in the second quarter. "TotalGuide G2 will bring together a comprehensive range of Rovi technologies and services such as multimedia-rich and deeply descriptive entertainment...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Comcast, Fisher-Price, Gracenote, Twitter, Nuance

--Comcast Launches AnyPlay Device for Streaming Live TV to Tablets within the Home
--Fisher-Price Launches Portable DVR for Preschoolers
--Gracenote Launches ACR-Powered Interactive TV Solution
--Gracenote Forms Partnerships with Twitter, Nuance Communications
Due to the large volume of news being generated by this week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to process all the news from the show: 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...

ABC to Shine Spotlight on IntoNow at Republican Debate

-- Moderators to Cite Data from Live IntoNow Social Polls in Questions for Candidates
Three months after Yahoo signed a broad partnership agreement with ABC News , the Internet giant's IntoNow social TV subsidiary will be spotlighted during a debate featuring Republican presidential candidates on Saturday. IntoNow said viewers that tag the debate on ABC will be able to participate in polls. The moderators plan to cite data from the polls in questions for the candidates. IntoNow isn't the first social network to gain exposure through a presidential debate...

Yahoo Launches IntoNow iPad App

-- Users Can Share Content with Friends on Facebook and Twitter
Six months after Yahoo acquired social TV startup IntoNow , the company launched a new IntoNow app for Apple 's iPad. The app relies on automatic content recognition (ACR) technology to identify programs a viewer is watching, and lets the viewer share and recommend TV shows and movies to friends on Twitter or Facebook . IntoNow faces increased competition in the social TV space from Miso , GetGlue , and other companies.

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

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