Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Amazon, Lovefilm, Channel 4, BBC, YouTube, BlackBerry, CBS Sports, Super Bowl, Civolution, Mobovivo, DG, 2Cfilm, Service2Media, Scripps Networks, Clearleap

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.

  • Amazon-Owned Broadband VOD Service, Lovefilm, in New Programming Deal with Channel 4's 4oD
  • BBC Releases Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule through January 25th
  • BBC Worldwide YouTube Channels Ruled Outside Scope of UK VOD Regulators
  • BlackBerry App World Relaunches as "BlackBerry World"; Now Offers Video and Audio Content, in Addition to Apps
  • CBS Sports to Offer Extensive Interactive Live-Streaming Coverage of Super Bowl; Features Include Alternate Camera Angles, Social Media Integration, Interactive Gallery of Commercials
  • Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) Specialist, Civolution, Partners with Second-Screen Software Company, Mobovivo; Civolution's SyncNow Technology Will Enable Mobovivo Apps to Synchronize with Broadcast Content in Real Time
  • Civolution's SyncNow ACR Technology Integrated with DG's MediaMind Video Ad-Serving Platform, Asset Tagging and Metadata, Enabling MediaMind Ad Server to Trigger Synchronized Ads on Viewers' Second-Screen Devices
  • Civolution Names Ex-Technicolor Exec, Dennis Guiry, SVP of Worldwide Sales
  • 2Cfilm Announces Plans to Produce "App," Billed as "First Motion Picture to Be Supported by a Synchronized Second-Screen Application for Use in the Cinema"; Will Be Powered by Civolution's SyncNow ACR Technology; Movie's Companion App Developed by Service2Media (November 12th)
  • Scripps Networks Interactive Taps Clearleap to Power "TV Everywhere" and VOD (November 13th)
  • Clearleap Appoints Yahoo! Veteran as VP of Product Management (November 8th)

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