Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): CBS, "Grammy Live," AEG Digital Media, Ooyala, Akamai, Clearleap, Fox, Dish Hopper, httv

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.

  • CBS/Recording Academy "Grammy Live" Experience Returns; Technology Partners Include AEG Digital Media, Akamai, Ooyala; Key Features Include "Exclusive Live-Streaming Video, Behind-the-Scenes Grammy Cams, Photos, Social Media Integration, Official News Reports, Blogs, and Personalized Updates from Mobile Grammy Hosts"; AEG's Tremolo Player Lets Viewers Switch between "Multiple Cameras Including Positions in the Photo-Portrait Room, Load-in, Backstage, and a Red-Carpet Overview"
  • Multiscreen Video Solutions Provider, Clearleap, Names John Smith VP of New Market Development; Smith Was Previously SVP of North American Sales at Vubiquity
  • Clearleap Announces New EMEA Hires: Director of Sales, Mick Grieve, and Program Director, Ola Bergvall
  • Clearleap Closes $20 Million Funding Round, Led by Susquehanna Growth Equity (November 13th)
  • Clearleap Teams with Subscription and Billing Specialist, PayWizard, to Enable Single-Click Payments across Connected Platforms for European Content Providers and Operators (November 7th)
  • Content Aggregator/Distributor, iN Demand, Taps Clearleap to Upgrade its VOD Cable Distribution Infrastructure and Accelerate its Cross-Platform Strategy (October 23rd)
  • Clearleap Announces New EMEA Hires: Director/Customer Solutions Architect, Jobst Muehlbach, and Customer Solutions Architect, Marco Silk (October 15th)
  • Federal Appeals Court Refuses to Grant Fox Injunction against Dish Hopper DVR's "Prime Time Anytime" and "AutoHop" Features
  • French Interactive TV Technology Provider, httv, Says its Linux- and HTML5-Based httvLink HbbTV Open Middleware for Connected-TV Receivers Is Now Available on STMicroelectronics' New Cable-Targeted STiH273 Chipset
  • httv's httvLink HbbTV Open Middleware for Connected-TV Set-Top Boxes Selected by Eutelsat Kabelkiosk to Power its New Wholesale HbbTV IPTV Offering
  • Novabase Digital TV Technologies Selects Sigma Designs SoC and httv Open Middleware for New HDMI-Stick IPTV STB
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