Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): SnagFilms, Xbox Live, Softel, Harmonic, "TV Fairy," TF1, TouchFrame, Endemol, 51 Minds Entertainment, "Braindex," Google, Vevo, Videofutur, Philips

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 generated earlier this month 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.

  • Ad-Supported Broadband VOD Company, SnagFilms, Secures $6 Million in Series-C Funding Round; Company Says its Library Will Grow to 5,000 Titles by Mid-Year
  • SnagFilms Launches on Xbox Live
  • Softel's Swift TX Subtitling and Captioning Playout Solution Integrated into Harmonic's Spectrum ChannelPort Channel Playout Solution, Enabling "Just-in-Time" Subtitle Insertion
  • Germany's TC Unterhaltungselektronik Launches Android-Based "TV Fairy" Set-Top Box with Built-In Ad Blocker
  • French Commercial Broadcaster, TF1, Launches "MyTF1 Connect" Second-Stream App, Featuring Instant Replay
  • New "App Show Network," TouchFrame, and Endemol-Subsidiary, 51 Minds Entertainment, Launch "Braindex," a Celebrity-Driven, Interactive Game Show Distributed as an iPad/iPad mini App
  • Report: Google in $50 Million Deal to Take 10% Stake in Music Video Site, Vevo
  • France's Videofutur VOD Service Launches on Philips Smart TV's

TV Fairy

My TF1

Braindex

North America

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