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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. DirecTV has launched a device called the Nomad that allows customers to side-load recorded programming from their DVR to up to five mobile devices or PC's. Priced at $149 and built by Morega Systems, the device currently supports PC's, the iPhone and the iPod touch; future versions are slated to support...

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. In-stream video advertising technology provider, AdoTube , contacted [itvt] earlier this week to let us know that it has launched a full-service in-house video production unit, called A2O Productions, which it says will help brands and agencies to easily create custom branded content that will take full advantage of the interactive...

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. FilmFlex Movies , a VOD service provider that is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Television and The Walt Disney Company EMEA , has launched a "download-to-rent" option on Film4oD, the online VOD service it operates in partnership with UK movie channel, Film4. "Download-to-rent, which saves the movie to the user's...

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. Major League Baseball is once again offering interactive video coverage of baseball's postseason through its Postseason.TV service ($3.99 for either the American League Division Series or the National League Division Series; or $5.99 for both of those, plus the National League Championship Series). "Now in its third year, Postseason.TV delivers a...

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. DISH...

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. San Francisco-based start-up, adRise , exited stealth mode earlier this week with the launch of an interactive advertising platform for connected-TV devices, which it bills as "allowing advertisers to reach audiences via Internet-connected TV's, and publishers to earn TV-like ad revenue, via a real-time bidding exchange. adRise has been operating under...

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. TiVo , Hulu and Netflix on Thursday announced support for new social-viewing features on Facebook that were unveiled by the social-networking site's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, Thursday, and that will allow users to see what their friends are watching in real-time and then watch with them: 1) TiVo says that it will...

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...

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...

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