Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 3/7/14 (II): Dish, Disney, DirecTV, Kindle, Fullscreen, HBO Go, PS3, Hulu, Atlas Solutions, Innovid, Jinni, KoldCast, Logitech, Machinima, Massive Interactive

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014 ( June 10th-11th in San Francisco -- purchase your tickets here! ), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Dish in Wide-Ranging Dea l with Disney ; Deal Gives Dish Rights to Offer Disney , ABC and ESPN Networks on "Over-the-Top, Personal Subscription Service"; Key Points: 1) Dish Granted Rights to "Stream Cleared Linear and Video-on-Demand...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): ConnecTV, Google TV, Harlem Globetrotters, HBO, Immersive Media, Streamworks, IntoNow, Animal Planet, Irdeto, ITU, HEVC, Logitech, Netflix

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 Intensive 2012 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period--as well as the huge volume of news generated earlier this month by CES 2013--we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Accedo, Aereo, Comcast, Eurochannel, Google TV, Google, Rovi, Logitech, Skype, MetroPCS, MobiTV

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days to catch up with all recent developments, so...

Interactive TV News Roundup

-- Avail-TVN Launches Advanced Advertising Insertion and Marking Service -- Logitech Pulls Plug on Google TV Set-top -- Netflix Signs Multiyear Deal with Lion Gate -- WheelsTV Rolls Interactive Video Test Drives -- Tremor Video Expands Connected TV Ad Network -- CableLabs Using S3’s StormTest Development Center
Logitech said it will no longer manufacture its Revue set-top, with Logitech CEO Guerrino De Luca calling the company’s Google TV effort “a mistake of implementation of a gigantic nature.” Logitech saw little consumer interest in the device, and said its effort to sell the Google TV set-top took a toll on its operating income. The Verge has more .

YouTube to Launch 100 Original Channels

-- Madonna, Shaquille O'Neil, Stan Lee among Content Suppliers
YouTube said Friday that it will launch 100 original channels next month that will feature programming supplied by celebrities and producers of news, entertainment and sports programming. Madonna, Shaquille O'Neil , Jay-Z , Reuters and comic book legend Stan Lee are among the content suppliers. Google is reportedly investing $100 million to support its channel expansion. "The first of these new original channels will appear on YouTube starting next month and will continue over the...

Upgraded Google TV Features New 'TV & Movies' and NASCAR Apps

-- Google to Upgrade Software Running on TVs and Set-tops from Sony, Logitech
A Google TV software upgrade that the search giant plans to begin rolling out next week includes a new "TV & Movies" app that allows users to browse titles of more than 80,000 movies and TV episodes from both TV networks and online video providers, including HBO Go , Netflix and YouTube . "The initial version of Google TV wasn’t perfect, but launching it gave us the opportunity to learn. These are still early days,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (III): Logitech, metaio, Toyota, Microsoft, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV

--Logitech Launches Harmony Link to Transform iPad into Smart Remote Control
--metaio Powers Augmented Reality Promotion for Toyota
--Report: Microsoft Exploring Xbox TV Partnerships with Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV
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. Logitech has launched Logitech Harmony Link, a small, $99 device that sits next to a user's TV or home entertainment system and communicates over WiFi with a free Harmony Link iPad app. "After set-up, the Logitech Harmony Link and the Logitech Harmony Link App work together to let iPad users browse...

News Round-Up (VI): Tim Hanlon, Mediabrands, Hillcrest Labs, Innovid, ITV, Leap Media, Logitech, DISH Network, Google TV

--Tim Hanlon to Head Up Mediabrands' Velociter Investment Arm
--Hillcrest Labs Launches New Version of its Kylo Web Browser for TV
--Interactive Video Advertising Company, Innovid, Raises $4.1 Million
--ITV Considering Charging Viewers for Access to Alternative "Coronation Street" Endings Online
--Leap Media Group in Advanced Advertising Partnership with Acxiom
--Logitech Launches Google TV Device
--Logitech in Google TV Marketing Partnership with DISH Network
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on TVOT NYC Intensive (November 18th in New York City), our new show on the national interactive TV platform and the emerging ITV economy, we are covering recent news in round-up/summary form. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers. Interactive TV/advanced advertising industry veteran, Tim Hanlon , has been named CEO and managing director of Velociter , Mediabrands' newly rebranded strategic partnership and investment arm. Hillcrest...

News Round-Up (V): Logitech, Google TV, DISH Network, Move Networks, Netgem, Toshiba

--Report: Logitech's Google TV Device to Launch September 29th, Will Be Discounted for DISH Subs
--Move Networks Awarded Adaptive Streaming Patent
--Netgem Enables Access to Toshiba's Connected-TV Portal on Any TV Set
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. Logitech 's Google TV set-top box, the Logitech Revue, will launch on September 29th with an MSRP of $299, according to a report in Engadget that cites an "industrious tipster." However, Engadget's report continues, DISH Network subscribers will be able to purchase the...

News Round-Up (IV): Fastweb-justAd.TV, FourthWall Media, Google TV-Logitech, Tim Kring, iN Demand

--IPTV Operator, Fastweb, Launches Interactive Ad Formats Powered by justAd.TV
--FourthWall Media-Commissioned Survey Shows "Overwhelming Consumer Demand" for Interactive TV
--Google Publishes Google TV Video, Logitech's Google TV Device to Be Called "Logitech Revue"
--"Heroes" Creator, Tim Kring, Teams with Nokia on ARG to "Effect Social Change" in the Real World
--iN Demand Promotes Two, Launches VOD Golf Tutorial Featuring Phil Mickelson
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been on the road the past few weeks, we are covering recent news stories in summary/round-up form. We anticipate that it will take a couple of days for us 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. We...