Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): AT&T U-verse, Splitmo, Weather Channel, 1 Mainstream, BSkyB, Accedo, Clearleap

Weather Channel App from AT&T U-verse

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.

  • AT&T Launches Open API's for Android in Bid to Encourage Developers to Create Apps for U-verse TV; Splitmo Uses Open API's to Create "Poker Night TV" App that Lets up to 8 Players Join Virtual Poker Game on TV
  • Weather Channel App Launches on AT&T U-verse TV (December 3rd)
  • 1 Mainstream Launches Digital TV Platform for Connected-TV Devices, Announces Partnership with BSkyB to Create Sky News App for Apple TV and Roku; Platform Billed as "Provid[ing] Rich, Native Application Experiences on a Wide Variety of...Device Platforms and Multiple Content-Delivery Networks" and as "the First Software-as-a-Service Platform that Automates not only App Creation and Streaming, but also Manages Ad Serving and Billing for Internet-TV Devices"; Company's Backers Include DCM, BSkyB, Menlo Ventures (December 19th)
  • Accedo's Accedo TV Everywhere and Accedo AppGrid Solutions Powering Sky Deutschland's "Snap by Sky" VOD Service for Samsung Smart TV's (December 19th)
  • Accedo Partners with Clearleap on Solution to "Streamline Video-Service Management and Cross-Screen App Development"; Solution Integrates Accedo's App-Development Toolkit with Clearleap's Subscriber and Session Management and Modular Workflow (December 17th)
  • Accedo Launches Accedo XDK Cross-Platform Development Kit for Smart-TV Devices and Game Consoles; Billed as Addressing Industry Fragmentation "by Offering a Framework which Enables an Enhanced Development Process by Using Reusable Modular Components and a Flexible Device Abstraction Layer" (November 26th)
  • Singapore's MediaCorp Taps Accedo to Develop Multiplatform Apps and Solutions for its Interactive OTT Service, Toggle; Deal Sees Accedo Working to Extend Toggle to Android Tablets and Smartphones, and Samsung, LG and Panasonic Smart TV's (October 24th)
  • Canadian Survey: Online TV Viewing Up 10% Year-over-Year; 1 in 7 "Somewhat or Very Likely" to Cut the Cord


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