--TransGaming to Begin Trials of its Connected-TV Games Service with Major Asian Broadband Provider
--Turner Sports, NASCAR and Sprint Launch Official NASCAR App for iPhone and iPod touch
--Veoh Retains Equity Partners CRB to "Explore Strategic Options," Including Sale
--Virgin Media Rebrands its Transactional VOD Service
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (December 10th in New York City), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format:
-- Vevo Distribution Deal Delivers Concerts to iPhone, iPad
CBS Interactive Music Group is expanding its "Live On Letterman" concert series, signing several major artists to perform extended sets after their appearances on its late-night talk show.
--Company Lets Users Interact via Webcam, Chat and 3D Avatars While Watching Flash-Based Media
Qlipso, a Jerusalem Venture Partners-backed social video start-up that allows users to interact live in "virtual rooms" with their friends, via Webcam, chat, voicechat and 3D avatars, while watching Flash-based media (including, for example, games and slideshows, as well as videos), said Wednesday that it has acquired "substantially all of" the assets (including its Web site, its video library, its advertising deals, its filtering, recommendation and backend technology, and--most crucially--its audience) of Veoh, the broadband video company that, in February, announced that it would declare Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
--Univision, Veeple, Veoh, Verizon FiOS TV, Showtime Networks, Viacom, Hulu, Vpype, Vudu, YuMe, ZillionTV
Since February 3rd, [itvt] Daily News has been on hiatus, while the [itvt] editorial team produced the TV of Tomorrow Show 2010--and then took a few days off to recover. This is the eighth of eight round-up articles, in which we are covering some of the more significant developments in the multiplatform/interactive TV space that took place during our hiatus:
--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.