Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Visiware Sync2Ad, Wyplay, AirTies, Wiztivi, Quadrille, Movea, STMicroelectronics, MathEmbedded, L&T, Jiuzhou, Coship, MStar, Sigma, ViXS, Canal+

Sync2ad by Visiware

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 2013 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 with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.

  • Visiware Launches "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Interactive-TV Game on Bouygues Telecom's Bbox Platform
  • At TVOT NYC 2013, Visiware Launches Second-Screen Ad Platform, Sync2Ad; Billed as "Synchroniz[ing] the TV Commercial with a Rich Multimedia Experience, Delivered Instantaneously on Smartphones and Tablets" and as  Being Able to "Deliver a Targeted Ad, Including Quizzes, Casual Games, Coupons, Promotional Messages, etc., Based on a Viewer's Location, Demographics, Device, etc." (December 10th)
  • Visiware Teams with NPA Conseil to Power Synchronized Second-Screen Experience for Muscular Dystrophy Telethon (December 3rd)
  • Visiware Launches "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Game for Samsung Smart TV's; Game Can Be Controlled via Voice and Gesture, Smartphones and Tablets (October 24th)
  • Pay-TV Middleware Provider, Wyplay (Customers Include SFR, Vodafone, Belgacom, Canal+) Launches "Frog by Wyplay" Open Source Digital TV Software Initiative, Bringing together "a Growing Ecosystem of Almost 40 Companies across the Entire Digital-TV Technology Value Chain Including Chipset Vendors, Device Manufacturers, Independent Software Vendors, Software Service Providers and Operators"
  • Wyplay Teams with AirTies to Enable Wireless Network Access to STB's Running its Open Source "Frog by Wyplay" Middleware
  • Wiztivi's Interactive Tablet Application Available in Frog by Wyplay Marketplace; Marketplace Features Third-Party Solutions Pre-Integrated with Wyplay's Open Source Technology
  • Quadrille's Push-VOD Solution Available in Frog by Wyplay Marketplace
  • Wyplay, Movea, STMicroelectronics Team to Demo Motion-Based Interactive TV at CES
  • MathEmbedded Becomes First Frog by Wyplay "Scaling Partner"; Will Provide Solution Integration, Security Certification and Hardware Optimization Services Using Wyplay's Open Source Middleware
  • L&T Technology Services Offering End-to-End Integration, Development and UX Design Services Using Wyplay's Open Source Tech
  • Jiuzhou Integrates Frog by Wyplay
  • Coship Joins Frog by Wyplay Open Source Middleware Initiative
  • MStar Integrates Frog by Wyplay onto its MSD7C89 Set-Top Box Chip
  • STMicroelectronics to Make Frog by Wyplay Available on its Cannes and Monaco SoC's
  • Frog by Wyplay Ported onto Sigma's New HEVC-Capable SoC's
  • Wyplay, ViXS Announce Frog by Wyplay-Based Gateway Solution with Support for UHD 4k and HEVC 10-Bit Media Processing
  • Canal+ Group Begins Advanced Deployment Testing of Software Solution Based on Frog by Wyplay (December 11th)
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