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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 2/3/15 (II): Civolution, Rocket Fuel, Kantar Media, Cognitive Networks, Comcast, comScore, CTAM, Delivery Agent, DivX, Elemental, Envivio

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 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...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): CBS, Rentrak, Rogers, Roku Smart TV, A+E, TWC TV, YouTube, WatchESPN, Watch Disney, Rovi, Samsung, LG, Google, DivX, Xbox One

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 2013 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...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Roku, Blockbuster, Rovi, Boxfish, mPortal, Muzu, DivX, LG Electronics, Samsung, SeaChange International, SecondSync

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 ( June 25th-26th in San Francisco -- Super-Early-Bird Registration ends midnight Thursday!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Blockbuster On Demand Launches on Roku Rovi Expands its Rovi Advertising Service to Support Integration of Advanced Display and Video Advertising in Mobile-Phone, Tablet and Connected-TV Apps; Participants in New In-App Advertising Trial Program Include Boxfish, mPortal,...

Rovi CES News Round-Up

--Launches Second Generation of its TotalGuide Programming-Discovery Solution for Connected TV
--Launches TotalGuide on New Connected TV's from Toshiba
--Works with Samsung to Bring Interactive TV Advertising to Connected-TV Platforms
--Expands Feature Set, Device Support and Reach of its Rovi Entertainment Store
--Launches Digital Copy Solution to Enable Cloud Access to DVD and Blu-ray Disc Collections
--Adds Twitter Verified Accounts to Rovi Data
--Says Multiple Companies Now Using Rovi Cloud Services to Power Entertainment Apps
--Says Amlogic Will Launch First DivX Plus HD Certified Chipset for Android
Rovi generated a fair amount of news over the past couple of weeks at CES and beyond. Here is a round-up of recent major announcements from the company: The company has unveiled TotalGuide G2, the second-generation of its programming search and discovery solution for connected-TV platforms, which is slated for availability in the second quarter. "TotalGuide G2 will bring together a comprehensive range of Rovi technologies and services such as multimedia-rich and deeply descriptive entertainment...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Sling Media to let Users Watch Video through Facebook -- LG Reportedly Developing Google TV -- Zeebox Enhances ‘Desparate Scousewives’ for Channel 4 -- Rovi Licenses DivX to China’s Shenzhen Jiuzhou Electric -- ActiveVideo Names Serada CFO
Sling Media says it will soon let users that buy its place-shifting set-top to watch videos while logged into Facebook. In a demo video of its SlingPlayer for Facebook app posted by the company on YouTube, Sling shows how viewers can watch video in partial or full-screen mode, and tell Facebook friends about what they are watching. But Sling users can’t yet share any images or video clips from the shows they are watching with Facebook friends. Engadget has more .

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): NDS, Rovi, Broadcom

--NDS Showcases "Surfaces" at IBC 2011
--Rovi Launches TotalCode Encoding Solutions
--Rovi Releases v.9 of its MainConcept Codec SDK, Integrates DivX Plus Streaming with Broadcom SoC's
Due to the large volume of news generated by the IFA, IBC and CEDIA trade shows--and because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 --we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Rovi, Panasonic, Sony

--Rovi Launches DivX Plus Streaming
--Rovi TotalGuide to Power EPG for Panasonic Connected-TV and DVD/BD Recorder Products in Europe
--Sony Jettisons "Qriocity" Branding
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us. Rovi has launched...

Rovi, LG Electronics Sign New DivX Licensing Agreements

Sonic Solutions to Acquire DivX

OTT video infrastructure provider, Sonic Solutions , and codec specialist, DivX , said Wednesday that they have signed a definitive merger agreement, under which Sonic will acquire DivX for around $323 million in cash and stock. The companies--which in recent months have announced two partnership agreements (see the articles published on itvt.com, December 17th and March 22nd)--are billing their merger as creating a "digital video delivery powerhouse" that will streamline OTT distribution of Hollywood movies...

News Round-Up I: Connected TV

--DivX Launches DivX TV: Will Be Deployed by LG Electronics
--Home Jinni Launches Social Entertainment Platform/Media Center for Android-Based HDTV's/BDP's
--LG Electronics Expands its Netcast Entertainment Access Service
--Panasonic Adds Fox Sports, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter and Skype to Viera Cast
--Samsung Launches App Store, Napster Launches TV Widget on Samsung's Internet@TV
--Sony Launches 3D-Enabled Bravia Connected TV's, Blu-ray Players
--Toshiba Launches Broadband-Connected CELL TV, Featuring 2D-to-3D Conversion and More
--Trinity Convergence Working with Skype to Embed Skype Video Calling in Connected TV's
--Vizio Launches New Connected HDTV's, Expands its Vizio Internet Apps Service
A number of pieces of connected TV news came across [itvt]'s desk, Tuesday. Here is a brief--and by no means exhaustive--round-up (note: also see " Vudu Unveils Vudu Apps OTT Service ," " ActiveVideo Networks in Deal to Provide Blockbuster with Cloud-Based User Interface ," and " Showtime Networks, Betfair Launch Interactive TV Widgets "): DivX has announced DivX TV, which it bills as a "comprehensive embedded Internet TV platform that provides access to a...