Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 1/21/16 (I): Accedo, SeeSo, Al Jazeera, Amazon, Android TV, Apple TV, Nuvyyo, Time Warner, Arris, AT&T, Azubu, BBC

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC 2015 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.

  • Accedo Develops UX for NBCU's New Comedy-Themed OTT TV Service, Seeso; Key UX Features Include Autoplay, "Hunt-While-You-Watch" and "Free-Forever Front Porch"
  • Accedo's AppGrid Application-Management Solution Powers Mediaset Espana's "Mitele" OTT TV Service on Samsung Smart TV's (December 9th)
  • Accedo Powers Cinepolis KLIC, a Roku Local OTT Service App for the Latin American Market (October 14th)
  • Access and Telechips Team on Android HbbTV STB SoC
  • Despite Demise of its Al Jazeera America Cable-TV Channel, Al Jazeera's AJ+ Streaming Service Appears to Be Building Audience: Service Generated 2.2 Billion Video Views on Facebook in 2015; Al Jazeera Says It Will Expand Its US Digital Presence this Year
  • Amazon Triumphant, Netflix Snubbed at Golden Globes
  • Amazon Studios Says Amazon Prime Members Have Spent 8 Times the Amount of Time Watching its Originals over the Past 2 Months than during the Same Period in 2014
  • Amazon Makes Prime Video Available to US Troops Overseas
  • Amazon Live-Streams Obama's Last State of the Union Address
  • Channel 4's Digital Service, All 4, Launches on Amazon Fire TV in UK
  • Amazon Says Fire TV Has Added 1,000+ New Apps, Channels and Games since September (December 17th)
  • Amazon Launches Streaming Partners Program, Allowing Prime Members to Add Showtime, Starz and Other Services to their Prime Membership (December 8th)
  • Arcelik, Vestel, RCA, Hisense, TCL and Bang & Olufsen to Launch Android TV Devices This Year
  • Trend Micro: Smart TV's Running Older Versions of Android Are Vulnerable to Malicious Apps
  • Disney-Backed VR Company, Littlstar, Launches 360-Degree Video App on Apple TV
  • Nuvyyo Tablo Brings OTA TV, DVR Capabilities to Apple TV
  • App Annie's Store Stats System Begins Tracking Apple TV Apps
  • NY Post: "Apple is Eyeing Time Warner's Assets to Ease the Launch of a Standalone Streaming TV Service"
  • Apple TV tvOS 9.2 Beta Adds Native Podcasts App, App Folders, Bluetooth Keyboard Support, App-Switcher UI
  • Apple Lets Developers Track Analytics Data for their Apple TV Apps
  • Alarm.com Launches Smart-Home App for Apple TV
  • Arris Completes Acquisition of UK STB Company, Pace
  • Arris Announces its New Leadership Team
  • Liberty Global to Deploy Arris Gateways (November 18th)
  • Arris DCX3635 Media Gateway and IP815 Wireless Media Player Available for Moxi WHS Customers (October 15th)
  • TDS Selects Arris Moxi Whole-Home Solution (October 12th)
  • AT&T Seeks to Encourage "TV Everywhere" Viewing via New Unlimited-Mobile-Data Plan Option for DirecTV and U-Verse TV Subscribers
  • E-Sports Live-Streaming Company, Azubu, Raises $60 Million
  • "Doctor's Notes" Promotion Sees BBC America Integrating Fan Art and Social Media Commentary into "Doctor Who" Re-Runs
  • BBC Says "Connected TV's" (Including Sky, Virgin, Smart TV's and Game Consoles) Were the Most Popular Way to Access the iPlayer during the Holidays; "We've Seen a Real Surge in People Watching the Best of the BBC through Connected TV's; More and More People Were Watching BBC iPlayer on the Biggest Screen in the House"
  • BBC Trust Warns BBC Risks Alienating Older Viewers by "the Prioritization of Online Content over Traditional Broadcasting"
  • BBC to Launch OTT TV Channel for Scotland