Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): TiVo, Tvinci, USA Network, Verizon, Samsung, Viggle, Washington Post, Nike, wireWAX, YouTube, zeebox
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.
- TiVo Seeking User Experience (UX) Creative Director
- Singapore's MediaCorp Taps Tvinci to Power New Multiplatform OTT Service, "Toggle"
- Finnish Telco, Elisa, Taps Tvinci to Power iPad-Based OTT Service (November 7th)
- USA Network's Coverage of Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to Feature zeebox-Powered Second-Screen Interactive TV, Real-Time Streaming of All Individual Breed Judging, Extensive Social-TV Features
- Verizon FiOS TV App for Samsung Connected TV's and Blu-ray Players Now Offers 75 Live Channels, 25,000 VOD Titles; New Channels Include CNN, Comedy Central, Disney, Fox Business, Cinemax, MTV, Spike, HBO, TBS, TNT, Food Network and HGTV
- On its First Anniversary, Rewards-Based Social-TV Service, Viggle, Trumpets its Usage Stats; Claims 1.8 Million Registrations, Close to 500,000 Monthly Active Users, 151 Million Check-Ins, 1.3 Million Reward Distributions
- Washington Post Launches Prototype "Truth Teller" App, Billed as Allowing Users to Fact-Check Political Speeches in Real Time
- Nike Uses wireWAX's Hotspotting Technology to Power Interactive YouTube Video for its #makeitcount Campaign; wireWAX's Platform Received Approval from YouTube Last Year
- Report: YouTube Preparing to Launch Subscription-Based Channels this Spring; Subscriptions to Be Priced between $1 and $5 per Month; Company also Said to Be Mulling Charging for Content Libraries and Access to Live Events
- Report: zeebox Set to Roll Out New Version of its Second-Screen Interactive TV App
Tvinci on MediaCorp's "Toggle"