Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Univision, Facebook, USA Network, Viacom, Time Warner Cable, Visiware, Weather Channel, YouView, zeebox

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. Univision Unveils New Social Experiences on Facebook Univision 's New Uvideos Multiscreen Network to Feature Second-Screen Interactivity USA Network to Launch Six Social-TV Campaigns This Summer Viacom Publishes Research on Social TV Viacom , Time Warner Cable...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Amazon, Viacom, Lovefilm, BBC Red Button, Blip

--Amazon in Instant Streaming Deal with Viacom
--Senior Management Changes at Amazon's Lovefilm
--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through February 19th
--Blip Raises $12 Million, Loses ".tv"
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. last week announced a licensing agreement with Viacom that will help significantly expand the programming line-up for the streaming video service it offers to subscribers to its Amazon Prime service (note: for more on Amazon Prime Instant Video, see the article published on, February 23rd, 2011). The...

DirecTV, Bloomberg Stream Live Video through iPad Apps

-- DirecTV Subscribers Must be Within WiFi Range of Set-top; Bloomberg Offers Video Everywhere
DirecTV and Bloomberg Television launched upgrades to their free apps for Apple 's iPad which allow users to watch live video on the mobile devices. While Bloomberg's app lets any iPad owner watch the live feed from its cable channel – even if they don't subscribe to a cable or satellite programming package that includes Bloomberg – DirecTV's app can only be used by iPad owners that authenticate that they are a DirecTV customer. Bloomberg...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Bravo, OkCupid, Cablevision, Viacom, DirecTV

--Bravo Teams with OkCupid on Interactive Promotion for "Most Eligible Dallas"
--Cablevision and Viacom Resolve Litigation over Cablevision's Live Streaming iPad App
--DirecTV to Offer Interactive TV Coverage of 2011 PGA Championship
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, 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. Bravo is teaming...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Time Warner Cable, Tremor Video, Viacom, Cablevision

--Time Warner Cable to Launch African-American-Targeted Talk Show on VOD
--Tremor Video Claims Success for Interactive Video Ad for Nokia E7
--Viacom Sues Cablevision over iPad Live Streaming App
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: Time Warner Cable has announced the winners of a three-month-long contest to find on-air talent for "Born to Shine," a talk show that is targeted at African-Americans and that it plans to launch this fall on its VOD platform. The UK branch of online video advertising network provider, Tremor Video (formerly...

Time Warner Cable Adds 14 Channels to iPad Lineup

Time Warner Cable added the live feeds from 14 channels to the programming lineup available to subscribers with Apple' s iPad, but the MSO is still missing several networks from Viacom, Fox Cable Networks Group and Discovery Communications . While its 73-channel lineup features some niche channels from Fox and Discovery, the MSO doesn't offer the most popular networks from the cable programmers, including FX , Fox News Channel and Discovery Channel . Fox and...

Interactive TV News Roundup

DirecTV: No Plans to Launch Epix

It looks like Dish Network will remain the exclusive U.S. satellite distributor for Epix , as rival DirecTV says it won’t launch the premium channel and Website owned by Viacom. DirecTV spokesman Robert Mercer said that the company has no plans to launch Epix. The network also has distribution deals with Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon’s FiOS TV. Epix has relied on a multiplatform distribution strategy, allowing subscribers to access movies...

Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Bluefin Unveils Tech for Analyzing Real-Time Viewer Response to TV Shows and Ads via Social Media
--New EMEA Hire, Customer Wins for Brightcove
--BT Vision Adds 40,000 Subscribers in Q4
--Cable VOD Offerings Celebrate Black History Month
--Hulu in Content Deal with Viacom
--CEO Kilar Provides Information on Hulu's Growth and Financials
--Kaltura in Broadband Video Partnership with Siemens IT
--MTV Launches Micropayment-Based Online VOD Service
--Russia's IMAQLIQ Integrates Opera's Browser Technology into its IPTV Devices
--Suddenlink Rolls Out VOD in Cabot, Arkansas
--Time Warner's Bewkes Confirms Premium VOD Plans
--Verimatrix Secure's PMT's OViVO Personalized
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue. Bluefin Labs has unveiled technology which it says will "discover and analyze what people say via social media about the shows and ads they watch on television in real time. The technology, currently in pilot with several global brands, agencies and media companies, lets marketers see audience response to mass media, providing insight to develop measurably more...

News Round-Up

--CIMM Announces Plans for Cross-Platform Media Measurement Research Project
--MRC, NCC, MVPD's Collaborate on Guidelines for Creating Consistent Digital Video Viewership Data
--Sam's Club to Deploy WiFi to Facilitate In-Store Demo's of Connected TV Sets
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) --a group that is backed by a number of TV programmers, media agencies and advertisers (its members are AT&T, Belo, CBS, Carat USA, Comcast, ConAgra, Discovery Communications, Gannett, GroupM, Hearst, Interpublic Group's Mediabrands, Microsoft, NBC Universal, News Corp., Omnicom Media Group, P&G, PepsiCo, Starcom MediaVest Group Worldwide, Time Warner, Unilever, Viacom and The...