Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VIII): Simulmedia, Wendell Wenjen, Starz, Synacor, thePlatform, TWC, TiVo, Cogeco, Comcast, Tribune Digital Ventures, Twitter, Univision, USA Network

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 2014 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, 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 few weeks to catch...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Roku, Cogeco, Rovi, Shazam, Sling Media, Softel, Stevie

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Roku Begins Roll-Out of New Interface Canadian Cable Operator, Cogeco, Launches Rovi Apps for Remote Access to its TV Services: Web-Based Cogeco Remote Recorder (Powered by Rovi TV Listings) and iPad-Based TotalGuide xD; Launch Marks First Commercial Deployment of Rovi TotalGuide xD with Remote...

Interactive TV News Round-Up: BBC, SeeSaw, HBO, Hulu, Rovi, Suddenlink, Cogeco, Shaw

--BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through July 4th
--Criterion Capital Partners Set to Acquire SeeSaw
--HBO Go to Offer Preview of "True Blood" Episode
--Hulu Considering Sale
--Rovi in TotalGuide Deals with Suddenlink, Cogeco
--Shaw Launches Gateway in Edmonton
Here are some other stories we didn't have room for in this issue: The BBC has released the schedule of programming and interactive content that will be available via the BBC Red Button service through July 4th. Criterion Capital Partners , the company that acquired the struggling social media service, Bebo , is set to buy SeeSaw , the broadband TV service from UK broadcast transmission company, Arqiva, according to a report in The Guardian...

Concurrent Signs Master Purchase Agreement with Cogeco Cable

VOD technology provider, Concurrent, said Monday that Canada's second-largest MSO, Cogeco Cable, an existing Concurrent customer, has signed a master purchase agreement designating the company as the preferred provider of video technology for its VOD service in all its Canadian markets. According to Concurrent, the multi-year deal supports expansion of and upgrades to Cogeco's existing VOD platform, and makes it possible for the MSO to offer a range of new services to its 400,000 digital...