Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): SnappyTV, Softel, Strategy & Technology (S&T), TVplus, A&E Networks, TV of Tomorrow Show, Watchitoo, Zeitera
As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting has been on hiatus for the past few weeks, because our editorial team has been working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We plan to cover the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and then to resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a couple of weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.
--PlayJam to Bring GameHouse Games to Connected-TV Platforms
--RCDb Integrates Zeitera's ACR Technology into its Watchwith Platform
--RVU Alliance Announces "Major Update" to the RVU Specification
Due to the large volume of news being generated by this week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to process all the news from the show: 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. While the [itvt] editorial team catches up with CES news, please check out the live Twitter coverage of the show from [itvt] bloggers, Will Keller and Zachary Weiner, by following the @tswedlow Twitter feed.
-- iTV Provider Demonstrates ACR Integration at TVOT NYC Intensive
Ensequence said that it has added audio detection capabilities to its iTV Manager interactive platform which it says will allow programmers and advertisers to provide a more immersive viewing experience to viewers using smartphones and tablet computers.
The company made its announcement at the TVOT NYC Intensive on Monday, where it is demonstrating interactive TV enhancements that take advantage of Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology. Its workshop on "Devising a Truly Multi-platform Strategy" begins at 11:05 a.m.
-- Deal Could Allow Cable Programmers to Sync Content with Mobile Phones and Tablets
Cable programmers will be able to deliver interactive content to mobile phones and tablets that is synced to TV shows, under an agreement that Ensequence announced with Civolution Wednesday.
The companies said that they will integrate Ensequence's iTV Manager platform with Civolution's VideoSync product, which uses automatic content recognition technology to identify programming that is being watched on a TV or PC.
Recently, Ensequence and Zeitera announced a new partnership for companion app publishing using automatic content recognition (ACR). I found this quite intriguing. I couldn't recall any other ACR companies doing deals with ITV publishing companies. Something was different.
Before proceeding, let's refresh what this is about. ACR has become a buzzword of sorts and the lines describing various uses of automatic content recognition are starting to blur.
Ensequence, SeaChange International, Splat Interactive, Nielsen, BlackArrow and Civolution Join Canoe Ventures, Softel, Nagra, Rovi, RCDb, HSN, Visible World, Zeitera and Breakaway Communications as Sponsors of TVOT NYC Intensive 2011
[itvt] is pleased to announce that Ensequence, Splat Interactive, Nielsen, BlackArrow and Civolution have joined Canoe Ventures, Softel, Nagra, Rovi, RCDb, HSN, Visible World and Zeitera as sponsors of TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 (Monday, December 5th at 730 Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan).
--New Version of Dijit's Remote Control/Programming Discovery App Features Facebook Integration
--Ensequence, Zeitera Partner for ACR-Powered Interactive TV
--Entone Tapped by Telekom Srbija for IPTV Roll-Out
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.
[itvt] is pleased to present a video of "Content-Aware Televisions and the Emergence of Hybrid ITV," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were:
-- BBC iPlayer Sets New Traffic Record
-- Huawei, Pace, Vestel to Build YouView Devices
-- Zeitera Helps Broadcasters Synchronize Video with Apps for Mobile Devices
-- Cablevision Launches Optimum Link PC-to-TV Media Relay Service
-- Accenture Shops "Over-the-Top TV" Solution