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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 8/19/14 (IV): Sky, Jaunt, HbbTV 2.0, MHP, HBO, Hearst Digital Studios, Hulu, Jinni, Justin.tv, Twitch, LG, Liberty Global, Maker Studios, Zealot Networks, NBCU, Xbox

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s 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 up...

News Round-Up (IV): itaas, ITV, Justin.tv

--itaas Names Interactive TV Industry Veteran, Roger Demuth, VP of Engineering
--ITV Launches Social Networking Game for its Long-Running Soap Opera, "Coronation Street"
--Justin.tv Now Supports Live Broadcasting on iPhone
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. itaas , an Atlanta-based company which provides a range of software development, integration and testing services for interactive TV (including ETV/EBIF, tru2way and IPTV solutions), has announced the appointments of Roger Demuth as VP of engineering and Beth Erickson as director of account...

Justin.tv Launches Live Broadcasting App for Android Smartphones

In a posting on its corporate blog Wednesday, Justin.tv , a San Francisco-based company that bills itself as "the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video," announced that it has launched a live broadcasting app for the Android platform (note: the company previously launched an iPhone app that allows users to receive broadcasts from its service; it plans to roll out a live broadcasting app for the iPhone in...

Justin.tv Rolls Out Deeper Integration with Facebook

In a posting on its corporate blog last week, Justin.tv , a San Francisco-based company that bills itself as "the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video," announced that it has rolled out deeper Facebook integration, in order to help users to discover their Facebook friends on its service and to enable them to share more easily on Facebook when they broadcast.

"Finding your Facebook friends...

News Round-Up

--IPTV Set-Top Deals for ADB and Amino
--ANT Showcases Live HbbTV Implementation, Managed Service Portal
--China Deals for Concurrent and Harmonic
--Justin.tv Launches iPhone App
--NCTA Cable Show "My World" Exhibit to Feature Interactive TV Apps, Social TV, 3D TV and More
--Nielsen: Online Video Used as DVR, Not as Replacement for TV
--Ooyala to Power Broadband Video for Rowdy.com
Here is a round-up of some of other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: ADB has announced that Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) is deploying its set-top boxes to support a new IPTV service. Amino Communications has announced that it has secured a contract to deliver HD set-top boxes to Mahaska Communication Group , a triple-play provider serving the city of Oskaloosa, Iowa. The company says...

Broadband Video/Live-Streaming News Round-Up

--Babelgum in Deal to Offer Cinelan's Library of Three-Minute Non-Fiction Films
--Bambuser's Live Streaming iPhone App Receives App Store Approval
--Conviva Names Former NBCU CTO, Darren Feher, President and CEO
--Episodic Powers Showtime Sports' "Strikeforce: All Access"
--Justin.tv Launches Unified Chat Option, Plans to Launch Pay-Per-View Service
--Livestream to Provide Live-Streaming Coverage of Times Square New Year Celebrations
--Netflix Web Site Updated to Push "Watch Instantly" Option
--Next New Networks Announces "Next New Creators" Program
--NHL Teams with NeuLion to Launch "NHL VideoCenter" Player
--VidZapper Integrated with Amazon CloudFront
--Chinese Broadband Video
A number of items of broadband-video and live-streaming news have come across [itvt]'s desk over the past few days. Here is a brief round-up: Broadband/mobile video content platform provider, Babelgum , has announced a partnership with Cinelan , a company which specializes in publishing three-minute non-fiction films--often from prominent filmmakers--and which was co-founded by filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me"). Babelgum says it will make Cinelan's complete library of films available on a Cinelan-branded channel...

Video Streaming Company, Justin.tv, Launches Free, Open API

In a posting on its corporate blog Sunday night, Justin.tv , a San Francisco-based company that bills itself as "the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video," announced the launch of a free, open API. "We want to make live video ubiquitous across the Web," the blog post stated. "We know there ar e dozens of use cases that live video would be perfect for: customer support, pay-per-view entertainment,...

Justin.tv Launches App to Enable Live Broadcasting to Facebook

In a posting on its corporate blog Wednesday, Justin.tv , a San Francisco-based company that bills itself as "the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video," announced the launch of a new Facebook app, called Live by Justin.tv, that allows users of its live streaming video service to broadcast on the social networking platform as well as watch other users' live streams. According to the company, the app--which is...

Live Broadcasting Service, Justin.tv, Launches New Twitter, Facebook and MySpace Features

--Service Recently Began Offering a "Pro Account" Option
In a posting on its corporate blog Thursday, Justin.tv, a San Francisco-based company that bills itself as "the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video" (it claims to have around 428,000 live video channels, to which 20 hours of video are uploaded each minute, and says its Web site receives over 41 million unique visitors per month), announced the launch of a number of new Twitter, Facebook and MySpace...