Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Orca Interactive, Philo, LocalResponse, PlayLater, Prescreen, Red Bee Media, Scripps, SeeSaw, thePlatform, TiVo
In order to catch up with the huge volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past two weeks at IBC, IFA, CEDIA, IDF and beyond, we have prepared a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources.
--metaio Powers Interactive Augmented Reality Cover Ad for Popular Science Magazine
--Morpho's ConnectSIM WLAN-Enabled SIM Card to Power Interactive TV for Telefonica
--NDS, DOXTV Team to Bring HD Push-VOD, DVR to China's Hainan Province
--Philo Teams with Shaquille O'Neal and TNT on Social-TV Promotion
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past two days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format.
Social-TV "check-in" company, Philo, and TV Guide Magazine have formed a promotional partnership that they say will result in Philo's check-in and community site providing a destination for TV Guide's 14 million readers to engage with one another around shows featured in the magazine, take part in regular contests and have the opportunity to win a range of real and virtual prizes.
Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Philo, FX, PlayJam, STMicroelectronics, Adobe, Ocean Blue, Qwiki
--Philo Teams with FX on Social TV Event for "Lights Out" Premiere
--PlayJam in Interactive TV Games Partnership with STMicroelectronics
--STMicroelectronics in Partnerships with Adobe, Ocean Blue Software
--Qwiki Raises $5 Million of Planned $8 Million Series A Funding Round
Due to the large volume of news generated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place last week in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. Our regular news coverage will return shortly.
Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): NBC Universal, Next New Networks, Nielsen, Ocean Blue Software, Philo, Rovi, Sonic Solutions, Cox
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies and technologies covered in this issue can be found by using itvt.com's search functionality). We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers: our regular daily news coverage will return shortly.
Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): never.no, Oberon Media, Ocean Blue, Ooyala, Orb Networks, Overlay.tv, Oxygen Media, Philo, PlayJam, Popsy Interactive, Pushbutton
[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive. This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the companies and technologies covered in this issue can be found by using itvt.com's search functionality). We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers.
--Philo in Social TV Marketing Partnership with Starcom USA
--Red Bee Media in VOD Deal with UK Broadcaster, ITV
--Roku Unveils New Product Line-Up
--Roku in Content Deals with Hulu, Ooyala
--Sezmi in Wireless Hybrid TV Partnership with Malaysia's YTL
--Sony Launches Line of Google TV Devices
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers.
--Online Participants to be Rewarded with Offline Prizes
Social TV start-up, Philo (note: for more on the company, see the articles published on itvt.com, June 2nd and August 2nd), said Wednesday that it has formed a partnership with IGN Entertainment to host a series of interactive virtual viewing parties. According to the company, the partnership will "go beyond...digital award offerings" (i.e. the Foursquare-style badges typically offered by check-in-based social TV services), giving fans the chance to win "physical prizes."
--Pace Targets US Tier-One Telco Market with 2Wire Acquisition
--Panasonic No Longer Selling tru2way Devices in Retail
--Social TV Start-Up, Philo, Secures Funding, Launches New Features
The [itvt] editorial team is currently on the road, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. It will likely take a short while 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 in advance for any inconvenience to our readers.
--Google Ventures Invests in Bazaar Labs' Miso Social TV Service
A Los Angeles-based start-up called Philo (in honor of Philo T. Farnsworth, one of the inventors of television) officially launched its flagship social TV service Wednesday.