Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 2/6/14 (III): Google Chromecast SDK, GoPro, Xbox, Hulu, CBS, VivaKi, Innovid, Interlude, Genero.tv, iSpot.tv, Logo TV, will.i.am, Maker Studios, Mixbit, NBC, Netflix

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014 (June 10th-11th in San Francisco--purchase your Super-Early-Bird Discount tickets here!), and because we are catching up with a backlog of news (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • Google Releases Google Cast SDK for Chromecast
  • GoPro Channel Apps to Launch on Xbox 360 and Xbox One
  • Hulu Secures SVOD Rights for CBS Dramas, "Elementary" and "Blue Bloods"; Will Be Available on Hulu Plus Service; Company also Signs Licensing Deal for "Pokemon" Content
  • Publicis Groupe's Ad Tech Solutions Arm, VivaKi, Selects Interactive Advertising Company, Innovid, as a "Global Preferred Video Advertising Partner"
  • Tribeca Film Festival Teams with Interactive Video Platform Provider, Interlude, and Filmmaker Community, Genero.tv, on Contest to Create Interactive Music Videos for Damon Albam, Aloe Blacc and Elie Goulding; Contestants Will Use Interlude's "Treehouse" Self-Service Interactive Video Authoring Suite
  • Interlude Powers Interactive Video for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" (November 22nd)
  • Interlude Receives Equity Investment from Intel Capital (October 28th)
  • iSpot.tv Launches Technology for Measuring Digital Response to TV Advertising; Supported Platforms Include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Bing, Yahoo
  • iSpot.tv Launches Real-Time Analytics Dashboard for TV Advertising (October 8th)
  • Kudelski, Cisco End Patent Litigation with Multi-Year Cross-License Agreement
  • Viacom's LGBT-Focused Logo TV Launches "TV Everywhere" App for iOS; App Offers "Co-Viewing 'Connect'" Experience that "Will Filter the Best Tweets from Twitter and Allow Fans to Discuss their Favorite Shows and Characters in Real Time with other Fans or with the Show's Cast on the App or via Facebook"
  • Musician, will.i.am, Partners with YouTube Multichannel Network, Maker Studios, to Launch Video Platform; Will Feature Interactivity and Commerce
  • Following Major Layoffs at Parent Company, Avos, YouTube Founders Hurley and Chen Deny Report that  they Are Set to Shutter their Broadband Video Service, Mixbit
  • NBC to Offer Significantly Expanded Streaming Coverage of Sochi Winter Olympics
  • NCTA: 45 Million CableCARDs Deployed in MSO STB's; Only 606,000 in Retail Boxes
  • Netflix Announces Plans to Raise $400 Million
  • Netflix Renews Original Series, "House of Cards," for Third Season
  • Report: Netflix's Plans for French Launch Gaining Momentum
  • Netflix to Spend $3 Billion on TV and Film Content in 2014
     

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