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Welcome to our Televisionation podcast show, which showcases executives, innovators, creatives, and invited analysts, in dialog with ITVT founder and editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow. These podcasts also offer audio of sessions from our TV of Tomorrow Show (TVOT) conferences (produced twice a year in San Francisco and New York); video interviews, as well as other types of updates and content.

Our readership is mostly made up of thousands of listeners in over 150 countries.

Founded in 1998 by Tracy Swedlow, InteractiveTV Today ITVT is the most widely read and trusted news source online on the rapidly emerging medium of multiplatform, networked, broadband interactive television. We provide concise, original coverage of industry developments, technologies, content projects, and the people building the business through our Web site (itvt.com).

Contact tracyswedlow@gmail.com to find out more or to pitch yourself to be interviewed!

Televisionation Tracy Swedlow

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Welcome to our Televisionation podcast show, which showcases executives, innovators, creatives, and invited analysts, in dialog with ITVT founder and editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow. These podcasts also offer audio of sessions from our TV of Tomorrow Show (TVOT) conferences (produced twice a year in San Francisco and New York); video interviews, as well as other types of updates and content.

Our readership is mostly made up of thousands of listeners in over 150 countries.

Founded in 1998 by Tracy Swedlow, InteractiveTV Today ITVT is the most widely read and trusted news source online on the rapidly emerging medium of multiplatform, networked, broadband interactive television. We provide concise, original coverage of industry developments, technologies, content projects, and the people building the business through our Web site (itvt.com).

Contact tracyswedlow@gmail.com to find out more or to pitch yourself to be interviewed!

    Televisionation: CBS Research Chief, Radha Subramanyam

    Televisionation: CBS Research Chief, Radha Subramanyam

    http://tvotshow.com/televisionation - ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present a new episode of “Televisionation,” our video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era and beyond.

    This episode features Radha Subramanyam, Chief Research and Analytics Officer at CBS Corp. and President of CBS Vision. Among other things, she describes her role at CBS, explains why content franchises are so important to the network, discusses new viewing behaviors that have emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic, shares her thoughts on the opportunities presented by local television, outlines the difficulties and complexities that are still involved in measuring cross-platform TV viewing, and updates us on the work she and her team are doing to help realize the potential of addressable TV.

    • 37 min
    Televisionation: VIZIO’s Katherine Pond in Conversation with the iTV Doctor

    Televisionation: VIZIO’s Katherine Pond in Conversation with the iTV Doctor

    Televisionation: Friday Fireside features Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor, in conversation with prominent figures from the advanced-TV/video industry.

    The Friday Fireside is proud to welcome Katherine Pond, VP of Business Development for VIZIO. Katherine describes how rapidly VIZIO is moving into the role of an entertainment company, with a base of 13 million—and growing—SmartCast Homes. She also gives us a sneak preview of VIZIO’s “Unwrap the Magic of SmartCast,” its holiday hub featuring a collection of special programming for customers to unwrap and enjoy every day of the holiday season. With over 200 hours of holiday-themed movies, TV episodes, music and more, VIZIO’s SmartCast holiday spotlight features a wide variety of free and premium holiday streaming options including 12 days of special offers and discounts on video-on-demand movie favorites.

    • 17 min
    Televisionation: Republican Advertising Guru, Evan Tracey, in Conversation with the iTV Doctor

    Televisionation: Republican Advertising Guru, Evan Tracey, in Conversation with the iTV Doctor

    Televisionation: Friday Fireside features Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor, in conversation with prominent figures from the advanced-TV/video industry.

    No matter how you voted in the 2020 presidential election, you need to watch this week’s Fireside featuring Evan Tracey, SVP of National Media Research Planning & Placement (one of the primary media organizations for the Trump campaign). In a frank and far-reaching conversation, Evan opines on media effectiveness on both sides of the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden’s Basement Strategy (he wasn’t only in HIS basement, he was in YOUR basement, your kitchen and your cell phone), the role of advertising on local broadcast news, Fox News, MSNBC and CNN, The Lincoln Project (it was designed to get under Trump’s skin and get their story re-told by the media), the impact of Covid-19 on voting (both in-person and mail-in), plus the overall effectiveness of television advertising in the 2020 campaign, and casting forward to 2022 and 2024. Plus Trump’s 2024 campaign (which has already started). And, who knows, we may see even the possible expansion of sports betting into betting on political races!

    http://tvotshow.com/televisionation

    • 25 min
    Televisionation: Source Digital CEO, Hank Frecon, on Interactive, Contextual Video Advertising

    Televisionation: Source Digital CEO, Hank Frecon, on Interactive, Contextual Video Advertising

    ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present a new episode of “Televisionation,” our video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era and beyond.

    This episode features Hank Frecon, CEO of contextual video advertising and commerce company, Source Digital. Among other things, he explains the company’s core offerings, describes its work in enabling monetization of video content via interactivity, and outlines its future plans.

    http://tvotshow.com/televisionation

    • 34 min
    Televisionation: Calamity AI Co-Founders on Using AI to Generate Content on YouTube

    Televisionation: Calamity AI Co-Founders on Using AI to Generate Content on YouTube

    ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present a new episode of “Televisionation,” our video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era and beyond.

    This episode features Jacob Vaus and Eli Weiss, the Chapman University students behind Calamity AI, a YouTube channel devoted to the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Among other things, Vaus and Weiss explain how the channel actually employs AI in the generation of its content, describe some of the videos that have been created in this way, discuss their reasons for launching the channel, and outline their plans for it going forward.

    • 27 min
    Televisionation: “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego” Creator, Howard Blumenthal

    Televisionation: “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego” Creator, Howard Blumenthal

    ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present a new episode of “Televisionation,” our video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era and beyond.

    This episode features Howard Blumenthal, who among other things created and produced the famous PBS children’s show, “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego.” Blumenthal, who is currently a Senior Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses his work at QUBE, the legendary interactive TV service launched in Columbus, Ohio by Warner Cable in 1977, as well as his work on “Carmen Sandiego,” on MTV’s “Remote Control” and on other seminal shows. He also tells us about his father, Norm Blumenthal, who produced the famous NBC game show, “Concentration,” and was involved in the 1950’s proto-interactive TV show, “Winky Dink and You.” And he shares his thoughts on how to create and produce programming that’s relevant and valuable to 21st century children.

    http://tvotshow.com/televisionation

    • 37 min

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Industry insiders discuss next gen TV

This is a great podcast for those interested in learning more about Interactive TV and convergence. Tracy knows everyone in the industry and, while not particularly polished at time, the podcasts offer great insight into this emerging filed with interviews with pros from throughout the industry. Definitely worth a listen if you believe in the potential of the boob tube!!!

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