Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Bravo, CBS, Cisco, NDS, Flingo, Entropic, Haier, Hisense, Roku, Bonnier

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 Intensive 2012 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period--as well as the huge volume of news currently being generated by CES 2013--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 couple of 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.

  • Bravo to Launch Connected-TV App; App Will Be Available on Samsung Smart TV, Yahoo! Widgets, Google TV, and Other Platforms
  • CBS Launches "CBS Connect" Second-Screen iPad App for All Programming; App Offers Real-Time Twitter and Facebook Conversations, Broadcast-Synchronized Content
  • CBS to Let Viewers Vote for Ending of "Hawaii Five-O" Episode in Real Time
  • Cisco Unveils Videoscape Unity; Multiscreen Advanced-TV Platform Incorporates Technologies from NDS, Including Snowflake User Interface
  • Flingo Launches Samba Interactive TV Platform to "Connect First- and Second-Screen Experiences"; Platform, Available on Smart TV's, Set-Tops, Smartphones, Tablets and PC's, Touted as Supporting "Instant" Synchronization
  • Entropic to Integrate Flingo's Samba Platform into its Next-Generation Set-Top Box Chipsets
  • Haier to Integrate Flingo's Samba Platform into Smart TV's
  • Hisense to Integrate Flingo's Samba Platform into Smart TV's
  • Flingo in Deal to Bring 70+ Video Apps to Roku Streaming Players
  • Bonnier Uses Flingo's App Platform to Bring Content from "Popular Science," "Parenting" and other Publications to Smart TV's (December 11th)


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