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[itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT 2014 session, "A City Is Another TV Channel." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:
"Entertainment is only one of many content types arriving on television and second and third screens. Increasingly, individuals and households are using these screens to consume services that leverage the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT): One of the most exciting developments in the IoT is taking place around an increasingly sensorized and annotated urban environment. First-generation services like Yelp and Foursquare are early successes. But even greater growth awaits, which will demand more sophisticated solutions, architectures and user interfaces, many of which will employ video and be delivered as televisual experiences. This session will bring together representatives from the world of advanced-television, screen design, urban theory and beyond to explore the ways in which the city will become a channel of the TV of Tomorrow." Panelists included:
Fabian Birgfeld, Director, W12 Studios
Don Dulchinos, President, Smart Home and Away (Moderator)
Melanie Nutter, Consultant (Former Director of the Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco)
Interview: Brian Greene, Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University, Discusses his New, Video-Centric Online Educational Platform, World Science U
In this recently recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, BRIAN GREENE, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, discusses his work on the educational video platform, World Science U, which launched last April. The highly social and interactive platform uses a combination of live and on-demand, long-form and short-form video, social media and an innovative interface, in order to allow viewers--ranging from interested amateurs to university students--to navigate, discover and learn more about a range of topics in physics, mathematics, cosmology and related sciences.
An alternate video recording of the interview (complete with detailed demos of how World Science U works) is located here.
Interview: VP of Digital, Maury McIntyre, on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Emmys.com Backstage LIVE! Experience and Other Digital InitiativesEarlier this year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hired Maury McIntyre as VP of digital, placing him in charge of strategy, editorial, operations and revenue-generation across all its Web sites and other digital platforms. In this recorded interview with [itvt]'s editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, McIntyre discusses his role at the Television Academy and his work with Watchwith and Pivotal Labs on the interactive Backstage LIVE! experience that accompanied the recent Primetime Emmys telecast, and casts light on the Academy's digital strategy going forward.
Interview: Sheri Salata, President of OWN and Harpo Studios, on the Interactive Emmy-Winning Show /Social-TV Experience, "Oprah's Life Class"In this recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, and Seth Shapiro, co-governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Interactive Media Peer Group, Sheri Salata, president of OWN and Harpo Studios, discusses "Oprah's Life Class," which just won the Emmy Award for Creative Achievement in Interactive Media--Social TV Experience.
[itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2013 session, "TV Everywhere: Catalyst for the TV of Tomorrow?" The session was described in the show brochure as follows:
"This session will attempt to identify the most significant recent developments in TVE, and to anticipate how they will impact television's roadmap over the coming year and beyond--from the perspective of broadcasters and content providers, pay-TV operators, the advertising business, viewers and other stakeholders." Panelists included:
David Algranati, SVP of TV Product Innovation, Rentrak
Sherry Brennan, SVP of Sales Strategy and Development, Fox Networks
Steve Donohue, Editor, FierceCable (Moderator)
Chris Faw, SVP of Operations, Time Warner Cable Media
Mark Garner, SVP of Business Development, Analytics and Distribution Marketing, A+E Networks
Jeremy Helfand, VP of Adobe Primetime, Adobe
Matt Strauss, SVP and General Manager of Video Services, Comcast Cable
Interview: Co-Founder, Dale Herigstad, on SeeSpace's New "Augmented Television" Device, InAiR
At CES earlier this month, SeeSpace, a start-up co-founded by multiple-Emmy-winning interactive media designer, Dale Herigstad, unveiled an ACR-enabled "augmented television" device dubbed InAiR, that analyzes the programming the viewer is watching, and overlays related content. The content is presented via an innovative and graphically rich user interface (as one would expect from Herigstad, who, among other things, was part of the research team that developed the digital interfaces that were a central element of the Spielberg movie, "Minority Report") which is designed for use on both 3D and 2D TV's. The interface can be navigated via a smartphone app or via gestural control systems such as Leap Motion and Kinect. Herigstad and his co-founders, entrepreneur Nam Do and investor Anne-Marie Roussel, recently set up a Kickstarter page to fund the manufacturing, marketing and roll-out of the InAiR device.
In this recorded interview with [itvt]'s editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, Herigstad discusses the thinking behind InAiR, SeeSpace's plans for the future, and more.
"Envisioning the Cable of Tomorrow" at TVOT NYC Intensive 2012[itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the session, "Envisioning the Cable of Tomorrow," which was one of the highlights of TVOT NYC Intensive 2012 (December 10th).The session was described in the show brochure as follows:"This session will explore the future of the cable platform, business and user experience. Panelists will discuss such topics as the transition to IP; the development of the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP); the incorporation of connected TV and other consumer electronics platforms into the cable ecosystem; multiplatform in-home and "TV Everywhere" streaming; managed home services such as broadband-based monitoring, security and automation; cloud-based services and user interfaces; personalization technologies; the future of cable user-interface design; new platforms that bring "TV Everywhere" to cable subscribers--with or without the consent of their cable operator; how cable plans to extend its reach beyond the home and beyond the screen; and more."Panelists included: Don Dulchinos, SVP of Advanced Services, CableLabs Olivier Lacour, VP of Design, Cisco Cliff Mercer, SVP of Engineering, ActiveVideo Arthur Orduna, Chief Innovation Officer, ADT (moderator) Sam Vasisht, CMO, VeveoAgent Provocateur: Anand Subramanian, CEO, NimbleTV
Keynote by David Lyle, CEO of National Geographic Channels, at TVOT NYC 2013
[itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2013 keynote presentation by David Lyle, CEO of National Geographic Channels. The session was described in the show brochure as follows:
"David Lyle, CEO of National Geographic Channels, will cast light on his company's new television strategy, including its digital-/interactive-/social-TV plans--showing how that strategy is rooted in NatGeo's history and remit; how it responds to the company's current-day position in the market; and how it will likely evolve going forward. Among other things, he will show how the company's stable of interactive-TV shows--which include the highly successful series on neurobiology, 'Brain Games'--use interactivity and social media to improve audience engagement, both during scheduled broadcast and between episodes and seasons. Following his presentation, Lyle will take questions from the TVOT NYC 2013 audience."
Interview: Dijit Media CEO, Jeremy Toeman, Discusses his Company's Acquisition by Viggle
Last week, social-TV loyalty-program company, Viggle, acquired Dijit Media, a company best known for its programming guidance app, NextGuide, and its TV tune-in tool, the Dijit Reminder Button. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. News of the acquisition came a little more than a month after Viggle announced the acquisition of Wetpaint, a social publisher that specializes in providing content to TV fans, for $30 million in cash and stock.
In this recorded interview with [itvt]'s editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, Dijit Media CEO, Jeremy Toeman, discusses the acquisition, its significance for Viggle, the role that he and his eight-person team will play at that company going forward, and more.
"TV Advertising 2.0 Is Here: Is the Industry Ready?" at TVOT NYC 2013
[itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2013 session, "TV Advertising 2.0 Is Here: Is the Industry Ready?" The session was described in the show brochure as follows:
"This session will identify the most significant new technologies, platforms, business models and strategies currently disrupting the TV advertising space, and attempt to determine their potential long-term impacts on that space. Panelists will assess both how ready the established industry is to embrace these emerging phenomena, and how well the providers of new advertising technologies and platforms are catering to the real-world needs of that industry. Panelists will also explore how well technology innovators are evangelizing new advertising technologies to agencies and how effectively agencies in turn are educating brands about the benefits of those technologies. Phenomena to be explored include dynamic ad insertion, programmatic buying, real-time bidding, unified TV/digital buying, big data, targeting/addressability, cross-platform measurement, and more." Panelists included:
Matt Bayer, VP of Advanced TV, Magna Global
Jane Clarke, Managing Director, Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM)
Christophe Gillet, Head of Product, Programmatic TV, Adap.tv
Walt Horstman, General Manager, AudienceXpress
Rick Mandler, VP of Digital Media Advertising, Disney/ABC Digital Media Group (Moderator)
Chris Pizzurro, Head of Product, Sales and Marketing, Canoe
[itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2013 session, "Cable RDK Fireside." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:
"Earlier this year, Time Warner Cable and Comcast formed RDK Management, LLC to manage and expand adoption of the Reference Design Kit (RDK), software for set-top boxes that is designed to accelerate the deployment of next-generation video devices and services. In this session, Time Warner Cable's SVP of Technology, Matt Zelesko, sits down with Multichannel News' Technology Editor, Jeff Baumgartner, to discuss why attendees, programming network and agency executives, as well as app developers, should be tracking the roll-out of the RDK and the impact a common technology stack could have on the people building the television experience of the future. The conversation will include what the RDK is and what it is not, how RDK Management, LLC believes the RDK can shorten the design-deploy-deliver cycle and why it matters outside the STB supply chain, the path to converged gateway boxes, and implications for TV operators around the world. Zelesko will also look ahead at the goals and challenges facing the RDK in 2014. A Special Guest [Stephen Goldstein, VP and GM, STB at Samsung] will provide insight into the vendor's experience developing for the RDK."
Bravo Launches Interactive Experience for its New Reality Series, "Start-Ups Silicon Valley" Bravo's SVP of Marketing, Ellen Stone, Discusses the Network's "Silicon Valley Status" Project with [itvt]'s Tracy SwedlowIn this recorded interview, [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow talks to Ellen Stone, SVP of marketing at Bravo Media, about Silicon Valley Status (SVS), an interactive experience that Bravo is launching today to enhance its new Randi Zuckerberg-executive-produced reality series, "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" (premieres Monday, November 5th).
Silicon Valley Status, which was developed in partnership with interactive marketing agency Campfire, centers on a digital hub located at SiliconValleyStatus.com, where fans of the show can, among other things, discover their own "SVS score," obtain pointers for increasing their score, and see how they stack up against other viewers and various "Bravolebrities." Each viewer's SVS score is based on three social factors, according to Bravo--popularity, influence and "the 'It' factor"--and draws on an analysis of the viewer's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram presence.
The SVS site also features videos, which offer "insider" tips on improving one's SVS score from the "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" cast. The videos include tutorials on how, for example, to promote a positive social-media image, how to get more re-tweets, and how to capture an effective profile picture. Viewers who sign up for the SVS experience will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a ticket to the show's premiere party, which will take place November 4th in San Francisco.