Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Google, HBO, FiOS TV, Hulu, "Star Trek," Intel, Time Warner, NBCU, Viacom, iStreamPlanet, Juniper, Jelli, All3Media, Lovefilm, Magic Ruby, M-GO, Lionsgate

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 ( June 25th-26th in San Francisco--Early-Bird Registration ends midnight Sunday! ), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Google Updates Play Movies & TV App; App Now Displays Related Information when Video Paused Google Launches Google Fiber TV App in Google Play; Plans to Launch iOS Version Shortly HBO Go, Max Go "TV Everywhere" Services Now...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): Samsung, SCTE, Alcatel-Lucent, Aurora, Genband, Juniper, SeaChange

--Samsung Announces Winners of its European Connected-TV App Development Contest
--Samsung Announces European Availability of its "Smart Hub" Connected-TV Offering
--SCTE Announces Technology Challenge Contestants
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. At its 2011 European Forum in Budapest, Monday, Samsung announced the winners of its European connected-TV application development contest, the Samsung Smart TV Challenge, which focused on the UK, Germany and France (note: Samsung recently announced the winners of a similar contest in the US--see the article published on, January 6th)...

News Round-Up

--AirTies, GooMe Interactive in OTT Partnership
--Brightcove Tapped to Power New Finnish Broadband TV Service
--Analyst: EchoStar May Buy TiVo
--Google Launches Search Stories Video Creator
--Juniper to Acquire Ankeena
--Telstra in OTT Deal with LG Electronics, ABC (Australia) in OTT Deal with Sony
--Netflix's New Deals with Fox, Universal Impose 28-Day Delay on Streaming New Releases
--ninemsn Launches Catch-Up TV Service
--Visible Measures to Support HTML5 Video Measurement
--Wowza, Digital Rapids in Three-Screen Video Partnership
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: AirTies and GooMe Interactive have announced a joint OTT solution, consisting of 1) an AirTies set-top box with advanced graphics capabilities, supporting pause-live-TV and progressive download via Flash memory (i.e. without the need for a hard drive), and 2) GooMe's M Cube platform, which the company bills as "a content management system that allows the...