Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Google, HBO, FiOS TV, Hulu, "Star Trek," Intel, Time Warner, NBCU, Viacom, iStreamPlanet, Juniper, Jelli, All3Media, Lovefilm, Magic Ruby, M-GO, Lionsgate
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco--Early-Bird Registration ends midnight Sunday!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Shazam, Google+, Social Studios, SPB TV, Synacor, Technicolor, Time Warner, Ball State University, TiVo Research and Analytics, TiVo, TVNZ
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): TWC, DirecTV, Time Warner, TiVo, Super Bowl, TNT, Twitter, Bluefin Labs, Vevo, Disney, Google, STV, Videoplaza, WeVideo, wywy, YouView, TalkTalk, zeebox
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:
--Launches AdHub Interactive Ad Platform for its Smart TV's, Partners with Rovi and YuMe
--Redesigns Smart Hub UI with "Smart Interactions" Voice- and Motion-Control, and Other New Features
--Reveals Plans to Future-Proof its Connected TV's via "Smart Evolution"
--Launches Camera System that Brings Connected-TV Functionality to Regular HDTV's
--Expects to Achieve 20 Million App-Downloads Milestone this Month
--Launches New Family-Focused Apps
--Partners with Rovio to Bring "Angry Birds" to its Connected TV's
--Partners with DirecTV to Enable "Boxless" Viewing
--Will Offer UltraViolet-Powered "Disc to Digital" Feature on its Blu-ray Players
--Demo's Pay-TV Apps from Comcast, TWC, Verizon FiOS TV on its Connected TV's
--Announces Winner of its "Free the TV Challenge"
--Movl Develops SwipeIt App to Stream Video from Smartphones to Samsung Connected TV's,
Samsung generated a fair amount of news at CES. Here is a round-up:
-- Digital Media Veteran named EVP of Sales and Marketing and GM of Coincident Studios
Interactive video technology provider Coincident TV named cable TV and Internet veteran John Gilles executive vice president of sales and marketing and general manager of Coincident Studios.
--Bluefin Unveils Tech for Analyzing Real-Time Viewer Response to TV Shows and Ads via Social Media
--New EMEA Hire, Customer Wins for Brightcove
--BT Vision Adds 40,000 Subscribers in Q4
--Cable VOD Offerings Celebrate Black History Month
--Hulu in Content Deal with Viacom
--CEO Kilar Provides Information on Hulu's Growth and Financials
--Kaltura in Broadband Video Partnership with Siemens IT
--MTV Launches Micropayment-Based Online VOD Service
--Russia's IMAQLIQ Integrates Opera's Browser Technology into its IPTV Devices
--Suddenlink Rolls Out VOD in Cabot, Arkansas
--Time Warner's Bewkes Confirms Premium VOD Plans
--Verimatrix Secure's PMT's OViVO Personalized TV Service
--YuMe Trumpets Two Studies Showing Growing Importance of Online Video for Ad Campaigns
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue.
--Deal to Result in Live Streaming of Turner Networks for Comcast Subscribers Later This Year
Comcast and Time Warner said Tuesday that they have expanded their "TV Everywhere" partnership with a long-term agreement that will provide Comcast digital cable customers with online and mobile access to "hundreds of hours" of content from networks operated by Time Warner-subsidiary, Turner Broadcasting System, including TNT, TBS, CNN, HLN, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim (note: the "TV Everywhere" programming distribution model, which was originally championed by Time Warner chairman and CEO, Jeff Bewkes, seeks, via authentication technology, to make programming that pay-TV customers have already paid for through their cable, satellite or IPTV subscriptions available to those customers on
--CIMM Announces Plans for Cross-Platform Media Measurement Research Project
--MRC, NCC, MVPD's Collaborate on Guidelines for Creating Consistent Digital Video Viewership Data
--Sam's Club to Deploy WiFi to Facilitate In-Store Demo's of Connected TV Sets
Here are some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue:
--Time Warner Cable Marks Comic-Con with VOD Offering
--Transgaming Secures First Deal for its Video-Games-on-TV Service, GameTreeTV
--TubeMogul Offering Online Video Analytics Free of Charge
--Comcast's Social TV Platform, Tunerfish, Offering Badges for HBO's "True Blood"
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers.
--Trust Approves BBC's Participation in Project Canvas
--First "Interactive Episode" of BBC's "Doctor Who" Proves Successful
--Canoe Ventures Launches Interactive TV RFI Advertising on Comcast, Time Warner Cable
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. We will resume our regular format and publishing schedule tomorrow (Tuesday).
--Univision to Offer Free, Live Online Streaming Coverage of All 64 FIFA World Cup Matches
Time Warner and Verizon announced Wednesday that they are partnering on a TV Everywhere initiative that will make a range of Time Warner's cable programming available online to Verizon FiOS TV subscribers. (Note: the TV Everywhere distribution model--which was originally championed by Time Warner's chairman and CEO, Jeff Bewkes--seeks, via authentication technology, to make programming that pay-TV customers have already paid for through their cable, satellite or IPTV subscriptions available to those customers on multiple Web sites and platforms, and thus aims to head off the threat posed to pay-TV services by the increasing availability of over-the-top programming).
--Time Warner Cable to Showcase EBIF-Based Interactive TV App for its CAMM Initiative
--Report: Time Warner Cable to "Pilot" IPTV Service in LA, Using Microsoft Mediaroom
--TV Genius's Content Discovery Solution Integrated into Zenterio's Middleware
--Canadian Branch of TVWorks to Close Next Month
--Verizon FiOS TV's New YouTube and Internet Radio Capabilities Prove Popular
The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers.
--Topics Covered Include Start Over, Interactive Tune-In Spots, iTV-to-Mobile, and More
--Plus ActiveVideo's Villalpando on SpotCrime's New Crime-Mapping App for DirecTV
[itvt] has just published the latest edition of Rick Howe's regular column, "The iTV Doctor Is In!" This week, high-profile cable industry figure, Clayton Banks, CEO of Zap On Demand, discusses his company's new iTV-to-mobile technology, which uses interactive TV to sell a product, and mobile phones to complete the order.