--Plus The iTV Doctor on Interactive TV for "Fans," Set Top Box 2009 Coverage, and More
[itvt] has just published interviews with senior executives from 1) BlackArrow, an advanced advertising specialist which announced earlier this week that its VOD ad-insertion platform--which enables ads to be inserted into VOD content on-the-fly--has gone live with Comcast in Jacksonville, Florida; and 2) Hoodlum, an alternate reality gaming (ARG) specialist which recently won a primetime Emmy for "The Dharma Initiative: Dharma Wants You," an ARG it created for the ABC
Broadband and mobile video platform provider, Kyte, contacted [itvt] Tuesday to let us know that it has launched a new solution, called Kyte LivePro, which it says brings high-definition (1080p), professional-grade live streaming functionality to its platform. According to the company, Kyte LivePro, which is designed to be used in conjunction with Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, is an add-on component for the Kyte platform that enables publishers to deliver HD live streaming video from multiple sources, including digital video cameras and professional mixing consoles.
Exclusive: Winners of the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has revealed the winners of the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media.
--Viewers Invited to Vote for Breakthrough Performance of the Year
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards will feature an interactive element this year. Starting today, viewers can go to a dedicated area of CBS's TV.com Web site (http://www.tv.com/breakthrough) to cast their vote for the "Breakthrough Performance of the Year" from clips of 15 performances that are available to view on the site. On Monday, September 14th, the field will be narrowed down to 10, and then the top three performances will be revealed during the September 20th Primetime Emmy's telecast on CBS, with the winner being announced at the end of the show. Voting will continue during the telecast itself.
--Deutsche Telekom Officially Launches its 2009 Interactive TV Award
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has issued a call for entries for the 2010 International Digital Emmy Awards, which recognize excellence in programming and other content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform (e.g. interactive TV, the Internet, mobile, etc.). The deadline for entries is November 2nd, 2009; nominations will be announced in early March, 2010; and the winners will be announced in April during an International Digital Emmy Awards Ceremony at MIPTV 2010 in Cannes, France.
--NBC Dominates Nominee List
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Thursday announced the nominees for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media--and this year has turned out to be a very good one for NBC, whose projects represent five of the six nominees. This year marks the first time that Interactive Media Emmy finalists have received full-fledged nominee status.
--Site to Offer Exclusive Live Streaming of This Thursday's Primetime Emmy Nominations
[itvt] reported last week that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences had hired Web development company, Metal Toad, and creative agency, Playground Group, to spearhead a "user-friendly" redesign and expansion of its Web presence that would create three distinct interactive online destinations: Emmys.com, targeted at consumers and fans; Emmys.tv, targeted at Television Academy members and the press; and
--Says Redesign Will Make Sites More Interactive
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Wednesday that it has hired Web development company, Metal Toad, and creative agency, Playground Group, to spearhead a "user-friendly" redesign and expansion of its existing Web sites. The organization says that the revamp will create three distinct interactive online destinations: Emmys.com, which will be targeted at consumers and fans; Emmys.tv, which will be targeted at Television Academy members and the press; and EmmysFoundation.org, which will be targeted at academics and others interested in the history and culture of television.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Taps Mochila for EmmyTVLegends.com Relaunch
--Archive of American Television Portal Will Feature 600+ Video Interviews with Major TV Figures
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, the Television Academy's charitable arm, has selected Mochila--a company which provides a content syndication technology platform and network and whose clients include the AP, Reuters, AFP, Getty, Gannett, Tribune Company, Media General, MSNBC and CNET, among others--to redesig
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group (IMPG) has announced that the deadline for entries for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media is April 24th.
At its annual Creative Arts awards ceremony in Los Angeles last
Saturday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the
winners of the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding
Creative Achievement in Interactive Media. This year, the awards
recognized creative achievement in two areas of interactive media
endeavor: Fiction and Nonfiction:
The winner of the 2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding
A roundtable comprised of some of the most high-profile designers and
design experts in the interactive TV industry--Patrick Donoghue, SVP
of strategic product development at Cablevision; John Gilles, VP of
media and entertainment at Method; Terry Green, principal of
twenty2product; Dale Herigstad, chief creative officer at Schematic;
Stephanie Otto, CEO of Brainstorm Communications; David Preisman,
VP of interactive television at Showtime Networks; and Suzanne
Stefanac, director of the American Film Institute Digital Content
Lab--provide our listeners with an overview of the current state of the
Radio Interview: Members of the Awards Committee of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group
In this recorded interview, members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group Primetime Emmy Awards Committee--Sanjit Das (ABC), Geoff Katz (Code and Theory), Marcelino Ford-Livene (Intel), Suzanne Stefanac (American Film Institute), and Marcia Zellers (Vendaloo)--discuss the finalists for the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media and why they were chosen; describe the judging process; explain why the Awards are focusing increasingly on interactive storytelling; outline significant trends they noticed among this year's entries; and much more.
At the MIPTV conference in Cannes earlier this month, the
International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the
winners of its International Interactive Emmy Awards (note: the
awards, which were organized in partnership with Reed MIDEM, were
hosted by UK comedian, Brian Conley). The winners (together with
descriptions of their winning projects, provided by the International
- Best Interactive Program: Finland's Invisio for "Staraoke" ("'Staraoke'
is an interactive cross-media concept, which combines a TV show for
kids with a karaoke-type PC game and a Web community. The
Staraoke PC game is a singing game where the player controls the
game character on the screen with the pitch of his/her voice. The
--Signs Deals with Bebo, Meebo, RockYou, Slide, Veoh, Gruner + Jahr
--Helps Power Showtime's 2008 Primetime Emmys Campaign
Broadband video publishing services provider, Brightcove, has
announced plans to support Google's new contextual advertising
technology for broadband video, AdSense for Video, which is currently
in beta. The company says that its participation in the AdSense for
Video beta program will provide its customers with "additional and
complementary" advertising opportunities.