Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 2/21/14 (I): 120 Sports, ESPN, Accedo, Cognitive Networks, Aereo, Amazon, Lovefilm, RDK, Arris, AT&T U-verse, Audible Magic, Sling Media, BBC iPlayer, beIN Sports, Cisco

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:

  • Sports Illustrated Publisher, Time Inc., Teams with NHL, NBA, MLB.com, NASCAR and Major Collegiate Conferences to Launch Unauthenticated Live-Streaming Network, 120 Sports; Network Will Feature Original Programming in 2-Minute Segments that Will Offer "Interactive Narratives of the Stories around Sports"; Is Billed as Based on "a New Technology Platform Built to Intuitively Integrate Video and Data in Ways Fans Haven't Experienced Before"
  • ESPN Brazil Taps Accedo to Develop Soccer/Sports App for LG Smart TV's; App Is Powered by Cognitive Networks
  • Federal Judge Issues Temporary Injunction Prohibiting TV-Placeshifting Service, Aereo, from Offering Service in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and Parts of Idaho and Montana; Injunction Immediately Impacts Aereo's Service in Salt Lake City, UT, and Denver, CO
  • Amazon to Fold its UK Broadband SVOD Service, Lovefilm, into its Prime Service; Combined Service Will Be Branded "Prime Instant Video," Charge £79 per Year
  • Deal with Tribeca Film Will Give Amazon Prime Instant Video (US) Exclusive Online Subscription Streaming Rights to Oscar-Nominated "The Broken Circle Breakdown" and Several Other Features and Documentaries
  • Sales of RDK-Powered XG1 Set-Tops to Comcast Help Lift Arris's Q4 Results
  • Report: Arris Developing "Virtual" Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP)
  • AT&T U-verse Launches U-verse KIDS! Smartphone and Tablet Remote-Control App; App Lets Children Tune to Selection of "Kid-Friendly" Channels, and Pause, Fast-Forward and Rewind Live TV; also Reads Program Titles Aloud, Using AT&T's "Natural Voices" Text-to-Speech Technology, and Includes Parental Controls
  • Audible Magic's Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) Technology Integrated into Sling Media's Slingbox 500; Sling Media also Subscribing to Audible Magic's TV Show Recognition Database to Provide "Enhanced Experiences" for Slingbox 500 Customers; Slingbox 500 Now Identifies Program Currently Playing and Provides Information about that Show to the User's SlingPlayer 3.2-Equipped iPad
  • BBC iPlayer Usage Sets Record in January, with 315 Million+ TV and Radio Requests
  • beIN Sports' Live-Streaming "TV Everywhere" Service, beIN Sports Play, Now Available to Cox Subscribers
  • Telco Belgacom Launches "TV Replay" Service, Allowing Customers to Watch Programs on PC's, Tablets and Smartphones up to 36 Hours after Broadcast
  • Cisco Announces Availability of its Videoscape Cloud DVR Solution
     

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