Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 2/10/14 (I): AdGorilla, Lenny Melamedas, Aereo, Amazon, BBC, Canoe, This Technology, Comcast, ABC, ABC Family, Sportskool, Arqiva, Capablue, Discovery, Disney

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014 (June 10th-11th in San Francisco --purchase your Super-Early-Bird Discount tickets here ! ), and because we are catching up with a backlog of news (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Multiplatform Advertising Sales and Video-Delivery Company, AdGorilla , Names Interactive TV Industry Veteran,...

VOD Content Provider, Sportskool, Launches Two Channels on Roku's OTT Platform

--Enters Asian Pay-TV Market via New Deals with StarHub and PCCW
Sportskool , a Grace Creek Media-owned VOD content provider that specializes in sports training/instruction videos (note: for more on Grace Creek's acquisition of the company from Rainbow Media, see the article published on, January 2nd, 2009), recently launched two new, original channels--Sportskool Yoga and Sportskool Fitness--on the Roku OTT platform.

News Round-Up (VII): Sezmi, Verizon FiOS TV, Sportskool, S&T, Ensequence

--Sezmi's $4.99-per-Month Hybrid TV Service Now Available in 36 Markets
--Sportskool, Verizon FiOS TV Team on Youth Athletics Campaign
--Strategy & Technology Integrates TSBinder with Ensequence's iTV Manager Platform
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 few 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 apologize...

Round-Up of Recent News from TVN Entertainment

--VOD Deals with Zuffa/UFC, Summit, CBS, Mag Rack, Fuse, Cox and More
[itvt] recently reported (April 2nd) that VOD distribution services provider, TVN Entertainment, has launched a joint initiative with VOD technology provider, SeaChange International, to ensure the readiness of VOD content for interior-break advertising insertion. Here is a round-up of other recent news from TVN:
--Last month, the company announced a partnership agreement with Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts brand, to launch a VOD service called UFC On...