i.TV Announces New Service for Comcast and iPhone Update

Posted by at 10:11 am on March 26, 2009

i.TV today announced an update to the popular application for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available in the iTunes Store. i.TV 1.4 includes a dedicated menu tab for Comcast subscribers, the world’s first “shakabl”advertisement, AT&T U-verse listings and major performance improvements.

“Along with efforts to make i.TV faster and more stable, i.TV 1.4 includes a special menu tab for Comcast subscribers with information about video-on-demand offerings,” said i.TV CEO, Brad Pelo. “Yes, i.TV is a movie, DVD and TV guide for the iPhone and iPod touch, but it is also a hub where media companies can directly interact with their customers.”

i.TV has also integrated services from companies like TiVo and Netflix in order to connect users with their favorite media providers. With the release of i.TV 1.4, i.TV users now have instant access to Comcast video-on-demand listings.

New in i.TV 1.4:

  • COMCAST VIDEO-ON-DEMAND (VOD) TAB: Comcast subscribers now have a dedicated section of i.TV that gives the latest, and in some cases, real-time information about Comcast’s video-on-demand movie offerings.
  • AT&T U-VERSE LISTINGS NOW AVAILABLE: AT&T U-Verse now available for all coverage areas.
  • INTERACTIVE ADS: i.TV introduces the world’s first “shakabl”ad. This limited release “Shake-down 2 Get Down” campaign from Dockers features Dufon, from the dance expressionist group “Circle of Fire.” When you see the ad pop up on your iPhone or iPod touch, just shake your device to make Dufon dance! This is the first of many fun and interactive experiences i.TV users will have with our advertising partners.
  • i.TV IS NOW TWICE AS FAST: i.TV startup time has been cut in half. Users are able to jump between TV, DVD and movie listings, as well as dates and times, with near instant data retrieval on an iPhone or iPod touch.

Pricing and Availability

i.TV is a free download for the iPhone and iPod touch, available exclusively in the US and Canada from the  iTunes Store. For more information about i.TV, please visit www.i.tv.

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