Interview: Theatrics Co-Founders, Tracy Evans and Bob Gebert, on the Company's Newly Launched Interactive Video Storytelling Platform
Super-early-bird registration for [itvt]'s seventh annual TV of Tomorrow Show (June 25th-26th, 2013, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco) ends at midnight tonight, February 28th.
Super-early-bird registration allows you to attend the TV of Tomorrow Show for just $775, representing a savings of $500 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event).
[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, "Social Media Changing the Nature of Programming," which was one of the highlights of The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 (June 12th-13th).
The session was described in the show brochure as follows:
While the past year has seen significant media coverage of the ways in which social media are changing how programming is promoted, distributed and consumed, a related phenomenon has received less attention: the fact that social media are actually starting to change the nature of programming itself.
never.no to Present Workshop/Panel on Fusing Social Media with Live Broadcast Programming at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012
[itvt] is pleased to announce that never.no will present a workshop/panel on fusing social media with live broadcast programming at 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):
2:00-3:00PM, Tuesday June 12th
--DTG Unveils New Features for Freeview and Freeview HD
--DVB Publishes GEM Profile for Plano-Stereoscopic 3DTV
--ESPN Launches ESPN3 Player on Facebook
--ITV Player Micropayment Trials Delayed until June
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.
--"Social GTV" App Launched
--Funny or Die Launches Google TV Comedy App
--Blancspot Launches Google TV Social News App
--Software Update Upgrades Google TV to Android 3.2
--Google Asks FCC for Permission to Test WiFi- and Bluetooth-Enabled "Entertainment Device"
The Google TV platform has generated a fair amount of news over the past few days. Here is a round-up:
--Unveils Multiple New Apps and Features for its Viera Connect Connected-TV Platform
--Partners with Myspace on New Social-TV Service
--Enables Skype-Powered Social TV via New Split Screen Feature
--12 of Company's 2012 Line-Up of LED/LCD TV Sets Offer Viera Connect
--Company's New Blu-ray Disc Players and Home Theater Systems Offer Viera Connect
--Viera Connect Supports Video Distribution by Ooyala Publishers
--Flixster Brings Movie App to Viera Connect
--Time Warner Cable Unveils App that Brings its Pay-TV Service to Viera Connect
Panasonic generated a fair amount of news at CES. Here is a round-up of announcements and news from and about the company:
[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of the session, "Social TV, Viewer Data and Monetization," which was one of the highlights of our recent TVOT NYC Intensive event (took place December 5th in New York City).
The session was described in the TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 brochure as follows:
-- 'My TV' Section on Program Guide Will Feature Subscribers' Favorite Actors and Shows
New York – Comcast is testing several different ways to deliver personalized TV recommendations to its customers, including suggesting shows based on a subscriber's viewing habits and content recommended by Facebook friends. "There are quite a few personalization initiatives that are live now in Augusta, Georgia, and rolling out to a lot of places in the near future," Comcast Search & Discovery senior director of product management Brian Curtis told attendees here at the TVOT NYC Intensive Monday.
-- 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.
-- Viewers can access chat groups, instant polls and cast photos
Top U.S. basic-cable channel USA Network signed yap.TV to build a customized version of its social TV app that it will use to promote programs such as Burn Notice and Psych.