Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Netflix, Cablevision, Warner Bros., Disney, Sony PlayStation3, Netgear, Net2TV, Tom Morgan, ActiveVideo, Red Bee Media, Samsung, RVU Alliance
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.
- Netflix Trumpets Success of its Netflix Open Connect CDN; Clients Include Cablevision
- Netflix in Licensing Deal with Warner Bros.
- Netflix in Multi-Year Licensing Deal with Disney to Become "Exclusive US Subscription Television Service" for First-Run Live and Animated Movies from The Walt Disney Studios (December 4th)
- PlayStation3 Becomes Primary Development Platform for Netflix and Most Popular Device for Watching Netflix Content on TV (December 4th)
- Netgear Launches "NeoTV Prime with Google TV" Streaming Player
- Netgear Unveils NeoMedia "Middleware-Free Technology for Multi-Screen Media Access"
- Net2TV Emerges from Stealth Mode, Launches "Portico" Ad-Supported, Cloud-Based TV Programming Service on Philips Smart TV's; Company Uses ActiveVideo Technology; Is Headed by Interactive TV Industry Veteran, Tom Morgan (December 6th)
- Red Bee Media in Multi-Year Deal to Provide Rich Metadata Services for Samsung Smart TV's in 13 European Countries
- RVU Alliance Releases Next-Generation RVU Specification
- Sky Mexico, DirecTV PanAmericana Join RVU Alliance
Net2 - Portico