Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 2/19/14 (IV): Visiware, Wowza, Wyplay, Xbox, Jordan Levin, River Cottage, Xstream, YouTube, YuMe

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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:

  • French Horse-Racing Channel, Equidia, Taps Visiware to Develop its "Equidia Live+" Second-Screen App
  • Wowza Media Systems Launches New Version of its Wowza Streaming Engine (Formerly Known as Wowza Media Server); New Features Include GUI for Deploying, Managing and Monitoring Live and On-Demand Streaming
  • Wowza Demo's Real-Time Encoding and Decoding of DivX Live Streaming in up to 720p Resolution, Using HEVC/H.265 Codec over MPEG-DASH (January 7th)
  • Wowza Publishes Study on Second-Screen Viewing Behavior: 40% of Respondents Have Engaged with a Show's Companion App; 72% of those Engaging with a Show's App or Social Media Page Say it Encourages them to Watch the Show again; 82% of Respondents Engage with Facebook while Watching TV, 39% with Twitter (December 17th)
  • Wowza Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program, Will Offer Wowza Media Server on Google Compute Engine (December 2nd)
  • Wowza Teams with Dynamic Delivery Network Provider, Mirror Image, to Launch "Wowza CDN Connection" (November 19th)
  • Wowza Integrates Intel Media SDK 2013 for Servers with its Wowza Transcoder AddOn (November 17th)
  • Pay-TV Middleware Provider, Wyplay, Boasts Third Consecutive Profitable Year, 30% Revenue Increase
  • Former WB Network and Generate CEO, Jordan Levin, Named EVP of Xbox Entertainment Studios; Will Report to President, Nancy Tellem
  • Danish Private Equity Fund, Capidea, Takes Majority Stake in Copenhagen-Based OTT/TVE Technology Provider, Xstream
  • SES Platform Services Selects Xstream OTT Solution to Deliver Content to VOD Platforms and Connected Devices (January 20th)
  • Xstream Names Lauren Herman VP of Sales, North America (December 11th)
  • UK Celebrity Chefs, Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Launch River Cottage Channel on YouTube; Channel Will Be Part of Oliver's Food Tube Network
  • YuMe Names Matt Arkin VP of Programmatic Sales


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