social tv

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. 

 

Zap2It Tracks Social TV Buzz with SocialGuide

-- Modules Display Shows Generating Discussion on Facebook and Twitter

TV listings site Zap2it is beginning to rank the most popular TV programs viewers are chatting about on Twitter and Facebook

TVGuide.com Launches Social TV Spotlight

-- ION Television Plugs 'Flashpoint' Series through Sponsored Section


TVGuide.com is boosting ad revenue by allowing TV networks such as ION Television to promote series through a Social Spotlight section it added to its homepage Tuesday. 

yap.tv Builds Customized Social TV App for USA Network

-- 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

AT&T Launches Four Social TV Apps for U-verse TV Subs

--IPTV provider rolls Miso, BuddyTV Guide, TV Foundry, WayIn

AT&T is turning to social TV to diffentiate itself form pay rivals, launching social TV apps Miso, BuddyTV Guide, TV Foundry and WayIn for users with mobile phones and tablets. 

New Edition of Brian Seth Hurst's StoryCentered Column Features SocialSamba Co-Founder and CEO, Aaron Williams

[itvt] is pleased to present the latest edition of StoryCentered (formerly StoryCentric), our video column from Brian Seth Hurst, CEO of The Opportunity Management Company and former second vice chair of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. StoryCentered focuses on the business, technology and art of interactive storytelling, and highlights new technologies and other industry developments that have the potential to fundamentally change the way we create and interact with stories and narratives--in television and beyond.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): DirecTV, Discovery, General Sentiment, Q Scores, Google TV

--DirecTV's Nomad Device Lets Customers Side-Load Content from their DVR's
--Discovery Names JB Perrette Chief Digital Officer
--General Sentiment and The Q Scores Company Launch "Social TV Audience Reaction Monitor" Service
--Final Version of Google TV Add-On for Android SDK Released

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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): AdoTube, Avail-TVN, Liberty Global, Canoe Ventures, Softel

--AdoTube Forms Production Unit to Help Brands Take Advantage of Interactive and Social Video
--Avail-TVN to Provide Managed Services for Liberty Global-Owned VTR and Bazuca
--Canoe Ventures Taps Softel to Deliver its National Interactive TV Solutions

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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): FilmFlex, Film4oD, GetGlue, DirecTV, LOVEFiLM, StudioCanal

--FilmFlex Launches "Download-to-Rent" Option on Film4oD
--GetGlue in Social-TV Partnership with DirecTV
--LOVEFiLM Launches iPad Instant-Streaming App
--LOVEFiLM in Exclusive Content Deal with StudioCanal

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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): MLB, NCTA, CEA, Victoria's Secret, Ooyala, Facebook

--MLB Again Offering Interactive Video Coverage of Baseball Postseason
--NCTA's Michael Powell and CEA's Gary Shapiro Cross Swords Online over "AllVid"
--Victoria's Secret Taps Ooyala to Power Live Social Video on Facebook

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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): DISH Network, Blockbuster, Facebook, HealthiNation, Roku

--DISH Network, Blockbuster Launch DVD's-by-Mail/Instant-Streaming Service for DISH Subscribers
--Blockbuster to Launch Facebook App for Renting and Viewing Videos
--HealthiNation Enters Connected-TV Space via Launch on Roku

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. 

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): adRise, Akoo, Bravo, Warner Bros.

--adRise Launches Interactive Advertising Platform for Connected TV
--Akoo Awarded Patents for Technology that Lets Smartphones and Tablets Control On-Demand TV
--Bravo Launches Facebook Game, Will Feature Each Week's Winner on "Watch What Happens: Live"
--Warner Bros. Launches Facebook Game for "The Big Bang Theory"

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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Facebook, TiVo, Hulu, Netflix, Google TV

--TiVo, Hulu and Netflix to Support Facebook's New Social-Viewing Features
--Report: New Version of Google TV to Feature "TV Everywhere" Apps

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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Canoe Ventures, Espial, Fanhattan

--Orduna Says Canoe Has Delivered 35.3 Million Interactive TV Overlays to Date
--Espial Unveils New Release of its MediaBase VOD Platform
--Fanhattan Updates its iPad-Based Programming-Discovery App

Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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 more 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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Fav.tv, Ixonos, Motorola Mobility, Ooyala

--Fav.tv Launches "Interactive TV Guide"
--Ixonos Launches "TV Compass" Social-TV Solution
--Motorola Mobility Invests in Ooyala

Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and 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 more 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.

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