Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 1/29/14 (II): CNN, Comcast X1 and X2, Cox, Digitalsmiths, Dijit Media, DirecTV, Dish, DramaFever, Electus Digital, FilmOn, Aereo, i.TV, GetGlue, Louis C.K.

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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.

  • CNN Offers "PoliCast" Alternate Livestream of Obama's State of the Union Speech that "Taps into Live Reaction to the Speech and the Immediate Impact it Is Having on Social Media"
  • Comcast Cable Chief Neil Smit Confirms Reuters Report that Cox Is in Talks about Licensing Comcast's X1 Platform
  • Report: Comcast Planning Major Deployment Push for its Next-Generation X2 Platform at End of February (More)
  • Digitalsmiths Releases Q3 "Survey Results and Video Trends" Report (December 4th)
  • Dijit Media (NextGuide) in Integrations with Thuuz, Tomorrowish, Internet Video Archive and Simple.TV; CEO Toeman: "Each Company Has a Specialty that's of Increasing Interest to the TV Ecosystem (Thuuz--Sports, Tomorrowish--Social Media, IVA--Trailers, Simple.TV--Remote DVR, Dijit--Reminders and Discovery), and by Working Together we Can Bring Better Products to Market" (November 27th)
  • Dijit Launches "Reminder Button" Audience-Engagement Tool for Broadcast and Cable TV Networks; Launch Partners Include BBC America, Fox Broadcasting, truTV and 8 Others; Broadcasters that License the Reminder Button Can Place it on Web Sites, Mobile Apps, Banners, Social Media; When Visitors Click on it, they Are Prompted to Use Email or Facebook to Receive Reminders 30 Minutes Before a Show Airs (October 18th)
  • DirecTV, Dish Network Partner to Offer Addressable Advertising to Political Campaigns; Addressable Advertising Platform Reaches combined 20 Million+ Households
  • Korean-Themed Broadband Video Service, DramaFever, Expands into Children's Programming
  • IAC Launches Electus Digital, by Combining CollegeHumor Media with Several Electus Digital and Studio Properties; Electus Digital Includes New Production Company, Big Breakfast
  • "ESPN on Xbox One" Launched (November 22nd)
  • Federal Appeals Court Delays Hearing on TV-Placeshifting Service, FilmOn, until Supreme Court Decides Aereo Case
  • i.TV Officially Announces the Rebranding of GetGlue as "tvtag"
  • Comedian Louis C.K. to Release 1998 Movie Online for $5; Movie, which Premiered at Sundance but never Found a Distributor, Features Conan O'Brien, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler


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