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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 2/10/14 (I): AdGorilla, Lenny Melamedas, Aereo, Amazon, BBC, Canoe, This Technology, Comcast, ABC, ABC Family, Sportskool, Arqiva, Capablue, Discovery, Disney

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014 (June 10th-11th in San Francisco --purchase your Super-Early-Bird Discount tickets here ! ), and because we are catching up with a backlog of news (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Multiplatform Advertising Sales and Video-Delivery Company, AdGorilla , Names Interactive TV Industry Veteran,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Arqiva (SeeSaw), ATVOD, Brightcove, LG Electronics

--Arqiva Appoints Financial Advisor to Lead Search for SeeSaw Investor
--Facing Shortfall, ATVOD Proposes New Fee Schedule for VOD Regulation
--Brightcove Expands into the Living Room via Connected-TV Partnership with LG Electronics
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. UK broadcast transmission company, Arqiva , has announced that it has appointed Ingenious Corporate Finance to lead the search for an investment partner for its broadband TV service, SeeSaw (offers programming from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, as well as from Disney, MTV and NBC Universal), with the aim of...

Arqiva Seeking Investment Partner for its SeeSaw Broadband TV Service

UK broadcast transmission company, Arqiva , said Wednesday that, following a strategic review, it is seeking an investment partner for its broadband TV service, SeeSaw (offers programming from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, as well as from Disney, MTV and NBC Universal), with the aim of accelerating the development of the service.

Arqiva--which is also a partner in YouView, an initiative that sees various major UK public-service broadcasters and ISP's...

BBC Relaunches iPlayer with Simplified User Experience, New Personalization and Social Features

--Service Will Provide Links to Broadband Video Services from ITV, Channel 4, S4C, Five, Arqiva
The BBC on Wednesday unveiled a new beta version of its broadband VOD/OTT service, the BBC iPlayer , that features 1) what the corporation calls a "simplified and intuitive" user experience that is intended to make it easier to find content on the service; 2) personalization options that the corporation says will allow users to "create their own iPlayer experience"; and 3) social media integration. A new mobile version of the iPlayer is expected to...

Broadcast Transmission Company, Arqiva, Acquires Project Kangaroo Platform Assets

--Plans to Launch VOD Service in Coming Months
Broadcast transmission company, Arqiva (note: the company owns and operates two of the UK's six digital terrestrial TV multiplexes, and is currently in the running to acquire a third), announced last week that it has agreed to acquire the platform assets of Project Kangaroo , the VOD platform developed by UKVOD, a joint venture between the BBC's commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, and terrestrial broadcasters, ITV and Channel 4. The deal--which is believed to value the...