Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Fox Sports Go, Glam Media, Google Glass, HBO, itsmy.TV, Monterosa, MPEG LA, Net2TV, Netflix, Com Hem

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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.

  • Fox Sports to Stream Super Bowl on its Fox Sports Go iPad App as Part of Free Preview; Consumers Will Be Able to Use the App to Access Fox Sports Programming without Authenticating themselves
  • Glam Media Releases Free "FoodieTV" iOS App, Featuring Weekly Selection of Five Videos
  • NBA's Sacramento Kings Use Google Glass to Provide Multi-POV Video for Arena Scoreboard, Local TV, Team's Smartphone App
  • CEO Plepler Says HBO Go Password-Sharing Benefits HBO: "It's a Terrific Marketing Vehicle for the Next Generation of Viewers, and to us, it Is Actually not Material at all to Business Growth"
  • German Interactive TV Games Company, itsmy.TV, Says its HbbTV Games Were Played 15 Million Times in 2013
  • Broadcaster TV2 Norway Licenses Monterosa's LViS Studio Platform to Power Second-Screen Apps; Platform "Allows Producers and Advertisers to Create and Monetize Second-Screen Apps across Devices and Social Platforms, then Integrate them Quickly with TV Graphics"
  • Monterosa Trumpets its Growth in 2013
  • MPEG LA Announces License Terms for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265)
  • Net2TV Teams with Popular Science to Produce CES Special Reports for its Portico TV Smart-TV Programming Service and
  • Net2TV in Smart-TV Distribution Partnerships with Philips, Roku, Sharp, Toshiba (October 9th)
  • Netflix Adds 2.3 Million New US Subscribers in Q4, 2013; also Adds 1.7 Million International Subscribers; Ends Year with Total Subscriber Base of 44 Million
  • Netflix CEO Hastings: If ISP's Violate the Principle of "Strong Network Neutrality across all Networks, Including Wireless...we Would Vigorously Protest and Encourage our Members to Demand the Open Internet they Are Paying their ISP to Deliver"
  • Netflix May Adopt Tiered Pricing Model; Plans "Substantial" European Expansion
  • Swedish Pay-TV Provider, Com Hem, Launches Netflix App on its TiVo-Based Platform; App Is Fully Integrated with Platform's Search Functionality
  • Netflix to Premiere Original, Weinstein-Produced "Marco Polo" Series in Late 2014
  • Netflix Original Series, "Lilyhammer" to Return for Third Season
  • Netflix in Exclusive Streaming Deal for "Breaking Bad" Spin-Off, "Better Call Saul" (December 16th)
  • Netflix-Commissioned Study Finds 61% of TV Streamers Are Regular Binge-Viewers (December 13th)
  • Second Season of Netflix Original Series, "House of Cards," to Launch February 14th (December 4th)
  • Netflix Teams with DreamWorks Animation to Offer its First Original Series for Children (December 3rd)
  • Netflix Launches Revamped User Experience for Connected-TV Platforms (November 13th)

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