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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV) 1/24/17: NeuLion, New Form Digital, NextVR, Nielsen, Nuvyyo, Nvidia, OpenTV, Otter Media, PBS, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung, Simplestream, Sinclair, Visible World

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 NYC 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 3/24/14 (V): Liberty Global, RDK, Revolt TV, Fuse, ToneMedia, Rovi, Grundig, Wyplay, ruwido, Samsung, Screenburn, SeaChange, Shaw, Siemens, Sky, PlayStation

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: Liberty Global Joins Comcast and Time Warner Cable in the RDK Management, LLC Joint Venture: "We Believe RDK Provides a Baseline of Standardization that Will Yield Faster Development and Launch Cycles of Next-Generation In-Home Devices and Video Services" Report:...

UK Broadcaster, ITV, in Deal to Launch its ITV Player Broadband VOD Service on Sony PlayStation 3

--ITV, TalkbackThames Launch Exclusive "X Factor" Trailers on Facebook
UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, ITV , said Wednesday that it has signed a deal with Sony to make its online catch-up service, the ITV Player, available on Internet-connected PlayStation 3 games consoles by the end of the year (note: Sony on Tuesday also announced similar deals with Germany's Animax, Holland's NOS, Spain's TV3, Finland's YLE and Australia's Seven). According to ITV, the deal--which it bills as the first of its kind with a UK commercial...

News Round-Up

--Cooliris Updates Cooliris Express and its Embeddable Cooliris Wall
--FCC Moves Closer to Network-Agnostic Gateways
--UK Broadcaster ITN Launches Fashion-Themed iPhone App
--Simulmedia Raises $8 Million in Series B Funding
--Sony to Offer MLB.TV on PlayStation3
Here is a round-up of some other recent interactive TV-related stories that we didn't have room for in this issue: Visual navigation specialist, Cooliris , has announced various updates for its Cooliris Express tool and the embeddable Cooliris Wall. The FCC on Wednesday voted in favor of items that could move the pay-TV industry towards a new breed of network-agnostic gateway adapters in the long term, while addressing some of the problems with CableCARD in...

News Round-Up: Broadband Video

--Clikthrough Teams with EuroRSCG to Create Interactive Video for New PlayStation Game
--Immersive Media Powers Live Interactive Video Coverage of Grammys Red Carpet
--NFL Network Programs, Super Bowl "AdZone" Launch on Hulu
--Ooyala Powering Video for TVGuide.com, IC Places
--SeeSaw Secures Multiple New Content Deals
--Ustream Launches Tool to Enable Users to Increase Production Values of their Broadcasts
--1.3 Million Viewers for White House's Live Streaming Coverage of State of the Union Address
Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show (March 3rd-4th in San Francisco) and on our new EBIF Intensive event (March 5th in San Francisco) , we will be covering most stories in summary/round-up form over the next few weeks. Here is a round-up of broadband video news for the past few days: San Francisco-based interactive video and video analytics company, Clikthrough (note: for some background on the company,...

News Round-Up

--Babelgum Closes Two Offices
--Microsoft's MSN in Broadband Video Partnership with Pact
--Sony Launches PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service in Europe
--YouTube UK Launches "Shows" Page, Featuring Full Episodes from Multiple Programmers
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Broadband video content company, Babelgum , is closing its Dublin headquarters and its Nice office, and consolidating those offices' operations in its London, Milan and New York City offices, according to a report in Paid Content. "This decision allows Babelgum to streamline its approach, improve its cost-effectiveness and ensure its continued growth in future years," the company...

Netflix in Deal with Sony to Offer Instant Streaming on the PlayStation 3

As [itvt] was going to press Sunday night, video rental company, Netflix , and Sony Computer Entertainment America announced a deal to make Netflix movies and TV episodes available via instant streaming on the PlayStation 3 game console (note: Netflix instant streaming has been available on the rival Microsoft Xbox platform since last year--though users must first subscribe to that platform's $50-a-year Xbox Live Gold service). Netflix says that it expects to begin streaming via...