--Ensequence Unveils iTV Manager Programmer Edition 2.0
--Innovid Launches Tool for Interactive Pre-Rolls
--AT&T in Interactive TV Deal with Music Choice
--DirecTV Offering Interactive TV Mosaic for 2011 Masters Tournament
--Showtime Names Don Buckley SVP of Digital Services
Here is the second of two round-ups of recent interactive TV news stories:
AccuWeather said Monday that it has appointed Pascal Racheneur as VP of interactive media. He will have responsibility for the company's interactive businesses in the US and international markets, including Web and mobile. "I am very excited to join the AccuWeather team," Racheneur said in a prepared statement. "With a recognized strength in global weather forecasting and a strong presence on television, Web, and mobile, AccuWeather offers a compelling value proposition to both audience and advertisers. Consumers are modifying their content usage patterns in response to new technology.
--Babelgum in Deal to Offer Cinelan's Library of Three-Minute Non-Fiction Films
--Bambuser's Live Streaming iPhone App Receives App Store Approval
--Conviva Names Former NBCU CTO, Darren Feher, President and CEO
--Episodic Powers Showtime Sports' "Strikeforce: All Access"
--Justin.tv Launches Unified Chat Option, Plans to Launch Pay-Per-View Service
--Livestream to Provide Live-Streaming Coverage of Times Square New Year Celebrations
--Netflix Web Site Updated to Push "Watch Instantly" Option
--Next New Networks Announces "Next New Creators" Program
--NHL Teams with NeuLion to Launch "NHL VideoCenter" Player
--VidZapper Integrated with Amazon CloudFront
--Chinese Broadband Video Site, Youku, Raises $40 Million
A number of items of broadband-video and live-streaming news have come across [itvt]'s desk over the past few days. Here is a brief round-up:
--Elects Krish Panu to its Board of Directors
VOD technology provider, Concurrent, has appointed David King to the newly created position of chief marketing officer. He will be responsible for all aspects of the company's global corporate marketing strategy, strategic alliances and channel partnerships, and will report directly to its recently appointed president and CEO, Dan Mondor.