Walking the walk is what OpenTV did earlier this week by implementing their interactive television technology to enhance the Media Innovations Summit at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Their approach allowed the audience to vote and state opinions using smart phones, text messages, tablets or lap-tops. It was an honor for Viodi to be part of the video capture part of the production.
John Tinsman, Vice President of Interactive Services for OpenTV, provides an overview of the set-up and the various pieces that made this a success. From a personal standpoint, I finally had the opportunity to work with long-time friend Leslie Ellis (look close to catch a glimpse of Leslie in our b-roll. It was a treat working with Leslie, as she kept the moderators and those of us in the booth on our respective toes with her quick wit and sharp mind for factoids.