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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI) 8/1/16: Twitter, MLB, NHL, NFL, Bloomberg, CBSN, Periscope, USA Network, "Mr. Robot," Verizon go90, Vevo, Vizio, VR, Vubiquity, Wurl, YouTube

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s news round-ups were on hiatus for a couple of months, because our editorial team was working on TVOT SF 2016 and then taking a post-event break. We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up with all recent developments (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke), so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Minerva, MTV, NDS, NHL, GetGlue, NimbleTV, PrePlay, Oxygen Connect, Perform, Livesport.TV, Facebook, Mediacom, LG Electronics

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show , as well as moving to a new office (note: our new mailing address is 1274 35th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122), we are covering stories in this issue as a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources. Minerva Networks Hires Four Senior Execs MTV Unveils "Storytelling Without Borders" Initiative with Launch of Multiplatform...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): iSIGN, L4 Media, Layar, Marc Dorcel (3D VOD), MegaPhone Labs, Minerva Networks, Music Choice, NHL, NDS, Netflix

[itvt]'s daily news coverage went on hiatus October 18th in order to allow our editorial staff to work full time on TVOT NYC Intensive . This issue contains a round-up of some of the major interactive TV-related news stories that have broken since then. Due to the volume of news we are covering in this issue, our summaries of each item are somewhat more abbreviated than usual (note: extensive background information on most of the...

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...

Jacked in Two-Screen Interactive TV Deal with Versus

--Jacked Appoints CTO, Director of Partner Management Santa Monica, Calif.-based two-screen interactive TV specialist,
Jacked, Inc. (note: the company's flagship product, Jacked SportsTop,
is a browser-based virtual desktop that features a dashboard of widgets
and that is designed to provide synchronized two-screen ITV
experiences specifically for sports broadcasts), has formed a
partnership with Versus, a national cable sports network currently
available in around 73 million households, that will see the latter
integrating Jacked SportsTop with its live broadcasts (note: Jacked also