Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Virgin Media, Two Way Media, TiVo, Comedy Central, BET, Weather Channel, Visiware, France Televisions, Vubiquity, TiVo, Watchup, YouTube, YuMe
As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few 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.
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Digitalsmiths, Disney Research, Weather Channel, Elemental Technologies, Epoxy, Espial, FASHIONQLIC, FilmFlex, Irdeto, FilmOn.TV, BattleCam, KILM
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:
Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Univision, Facebook, USA Network, Viacom, Time Warner Cable, Visiware, Weather Channel, YouView, zeebox
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show, we are covering stories in this issue as a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources.
Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): thePlatform, Real Life, Hemisphere, Elemental, Weather Channel, Twitter
--thePlatform in Reseller Deals for Scandinavia, Australasia
--thePlatform in Multiscreen Video Partnership with Elemental Technologies
--The Weather Channel Forms Multiplatform Social Media Partnership with Twitter
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 "Broadcast-Synchronized Companion Apps: Lessons from the Field," a panel session at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2011 (took place May 17th-18th in San Francisco). The panelists for the session were:
Interactive TV News Round-Up (VII): Tunerfish, Ustream, Warner Bros., Facebook, Weather Channel, YouView
--Social-TV Service, Tunerfish, Launches "Fanning" and "Liking"
--Ustream Launches New Version of its iPhone App
--Warner Bros. to Offer Movies through Facebook
--Weather Channel Uses Nielsen's Media-Sync for New Broadcast-Synchronized iPad App
--YouView Names Alan Sugar Non-Executive Chairman, Replacing Kip Meek
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy this week working on the TV of Tomorrow Show 2011, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. Once again, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all the news we plan to cover: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.
--CBS Interactive Embraces VAST 2.0
--Ceton Once Again Delays Launch of its InfiniTV 4 CableCARD Tuner
--DISH Network, Weather Channel Resolve Carriage Dispute
--FCC Requests Info from Comcast on TV Everywhere, FanCast Xfinity, iN Demand, thePlatform
--Report: TWC, Hollywood Studios Discussing Making Movies Available on TV 30 Days After Release
--Univision Interactive Media to Offer Extensive Array of Online Programming
--Ustream Launches Production Services Department
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue:
--DirecTV Offers Multiscreen ITV App for US Presidential Election
--Renews ITV Advertising Deal with Media Storm
In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," Tom Pratt, VP of programming and product development at The Weather Channel, discusses the channel's interactive TV offerings and strategy. Topics covered include why The Weather Channel views implementing interactive TV as a high priority; the channel's commitment to ETV/EBIF and OCAP/tru2way; its applications on DISH Network and DirecTV; the infrastructure that enables those apps; and more.
The second annual tru2way Developers Conference will be held in
New Orleans on Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th, just prior
to the NCTA Cable Show. The conference is produced by the NCTA,
in partnership with CableLabs (the originator of the tru2way/OCAP
standard) and premier sponsor, Vidiom Systems, a company that
specializes in tru2way/OCAP technology and that has a long track
record of offering not-for-profit classes and other educational events on
the standard. According to the organizers, the conference will provide a
forum for cable operators, content providers, Java developers, and