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Announcing a New Fireside Session and Two New Workshops at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012

[itvt] is pleased to announce a new research-focused fireside session, as well as two new workshop sessions, that we have added to the schedule of The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (note: to view the full TVOT Schedule of Sessions, click here ; and to purchase tickets to the show, click here ): New Fireside Session: 8:30-9:00AM, Wednesday June 13th
Screening Room
Fireside: The Evolution of Viewing Behavior in the Age of Multiscreen TV

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Bravo Media, Canoe Ventures, DMA, Channel 4

--Bravo Names Suejin Yang VP of Digital Media
--Canoe Ventures' RFI Interactive TV Advertising Product Wins DMA Innovation Award
--Channel 4 Trumpets August Increase in VOD Usage
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 a couple of 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. Bravo...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Civolution, Ex Machina, Miso, Vejo Park, Google TV

--Civolution Teams with Ex Machina, Miso, Vejo Park to Demo its New ACR Technology at IBC 2011
--Schmidt: Google TV to Launch in UK and Continental Europe Early Next Year
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. Civolution , a...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (V): GetGlue, Channel 4, MIG, Morega Systems

--Social-TV Check-In Service, GetGlue, Secures Deal with UK's Channel 4
--Mobile Interactive Group Publishes Research on "Social Participation TV"
--Morega Systems Awarded US Patent for its "TV Everywhere" Technology
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: US-based social-TV check-in service, GetGlue , has secured its first international deal: UK terrestrial broadcaster, Channel 4 , is partnering with the company to offer stickers and rewards for a number of shows on its digital channel, E4, including the new drama series, "Beaver Falls." "The cross-promotion coincides with the series...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): ITV, Moonbot Studios, NDS, BSkyB

--UK Broadcaster, ITV, to Launch Interactive Online Spin-Off of Soap Opera, "Coronation Street"
--Moonbot Studios Develops iPhone/iPad-Based Interactive Music Video for The Polyphonic Spree
--NDS Software Powering Sky's Sky+HD Set-Top and Sky Anytime+ VOD Service
--NDS-Designed Remote Control Wins Red Dot Product Design Award
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 commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , is planning a three-episode, interactive, online spin-off of its long-running soap opera, "Coronation Street," Jessica Davies writes in New Media Age. The spin-off, which is being produced by ITV's ITV Studios arm, will see "Coronation Street" character, Rosie Webster, moving from Manchester to London to...

MIG Wins Extension of its Contract to Power Mobile Interactive TV Services for Channel 5

--Company Recently Launched New Platform, Secured Exclusive Three-Year Deal with ITV
Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) , a UK-based company that specializes in enabling mobile phone-based interactive TV experiences, said Monday that it has secured a two-year renewal of its contract with UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, Channel 5 , to power all the latter's mobile interactive services. According to the company, the Channel 5 contract will see it: Implementing a mobile CRM strategy to encourage viewer interactivity and drive viewer loyalty. Driving participation in the broadcaster's flagship...

zubibu Launches tcommerce App for Connected-TV Devices

--Lovefilm App Now Available for Samsung Blu-ray Players in UK
A Polish start-up called zubibu has launched a shopping cart-style tcommerce application for connected-TV devices. Dubbed zubibu@TV , the app will initially be available--a few weeks from now--free of charge in the Samsung Apps store, for Samsung TV sets and Blu-ray players equipped with the CE manufacturer's Internet@TV platform.

AR Specialist, metaio, Teams with RBIT and m2end to Bring Interactivity to Royal Mail's Postage Stamps

Munich-based augmented reality specialist, metaio , has teamed with the UK's Royal Mail service; near field communication (NFC) and 2D bar coding specialist, RBIT ; and digital marketing agency, m2end , to add a thematically related interactive enhancement to the Royal Mail' s new "Great British Railway" special stamp issue.

Consumers can point their iPhone or Android smartphone's camera at the stamp--after launching metaio's junaio AR browser and the browser's Royal Mail...

AIME Trumpets Success of its Lobbying Efforts to Bring Back SMS-Based Interactive TV Voting in UK

The Association for Interactive Media and Entertainment (AIME) --a UK trade body that bills itself as representing "the interactive media business where customers use their telephones, televisions or computers to access, interact with and pay for information and entertainment"--is trumpeting the success of its lobbying efforts in convincing regulator, PhonepayPlus, to ease restrictions on premium SMS-based interactive TV voting that were imposed as a result of the UK's so-called "participation-TV scandal" (note: the scandal erupted...

News Round-Up (I): 3view, MaxLinear, Hulu (ASq), AT&T U-verse TV

--3view, MaxLinear Launch Hybrid IPTV/DVB-T2 HD DVR for the UK Market
--Multiple Web Video Sites to Launch Hulu-Developed Choose-Your-Own-Ad Format, ASq
--AT&T's New U-verse Mobile App Lets Customers Download Shows to iPhone
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a few days for us 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. We apologize...

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