Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 2/26/14 (I): Accedo, Accenture, KPN, ActiveVideo, Aereo, Amazon, AOL, BBC, Bravo, Oxygen, BT, Civolution, Comcast, Netflix, AT&T, Verizon

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!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • Spain's Telecable Taps Application Solutions Provider, Accedo, to Power Android-Based "TV Everywhere" Service
  • Accenture and Dutch Pay-TV Operator, KPN, Develop Proof-of-Concept that Uses Google Glass and the Accenture Video Solution (AVS) for Interactive TV Viewing, Storage and Control; Demo Includes Remote-Control, Second-Screen and "TV Everywhere" Functionality
  • Charter Communications Provides Preview of its ActiveVideo-Powered, Cloud-Based HTML5 "Sky" Guide, Scheduled to Launch Later this Year; President and CEO Rutledge: New Cloud-Based UI "Will Be Available on Every Single Set-Top Box in Every One of our Video Customer Homes"
  • Judge Grants Aereo 14-Day Reprieve from Injunction that Would Prohibit it from Offering Service in Salt Lake City and Denver
  • TV Networks Petition Supreme Court to Shutter Aereo: "The Copyright Act Does not Tolerate Business Models Premised on the Unauthorized Exploitation of the Copyrighted Works of Others" (Full Text of Petition Here)
  • Aereo Announces Plans for March 3rd Launch in Greater Austin, TX Area
  • Report: Amazon to Launch Android-Powered Internet-TV Box Next Month
  • Amazon Prime Instant Video Begins Running Pre-Roll Ads for Geico on its Newest Batch of Amazon Studios-Produced Pilots; Geico Designated as "Presenting Sponsor" for Amazon's "Pilot Season"
  • Amazon in Deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution to Bring 5 US Primetime Series to Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK
  • AOL Video Chief, Ran Harnevo, Foresees Decline of Pre-Rolls in Favor of Branded Content: "Brands Will Have to Become Publishers"
  • BBC Releases Red Button Interactive TV Schedule through March 1st
  • Bravo and Oxygen Media Name Dara Levine VP of Programming and Digital Research; Duties Will Include Managing All Multiplatform and Digital Research Reporting Initiatives including VOD, Hulu and Online Platforms
  • BT Launches New YouView+ Box, with No Fan and therefore a Smaller Footprint
  • Indian Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) Taps Civolution to Provide Watermarking Technology for New Audience-Measurement Platform; Deployment Sees Civolution Working with TV-Measurement Company, Mediametrie
  • Comcast and Netflix Sign Multi-Year Interconnection Deal to Improve Netflix User Experience for Comcast Subs; Companies Stress that "Netflix Receives No Preferential Network Treatment"; Deal Believed to See Netflix Paying Comcast $25-50 Million (More)
  • Consumer Groups and Media Watchdogs Express "Grave Concerns" over Comcast-Netflix Deal
  • Netflix also Said to Be Discussing Interconnection Deals with AT&T, Verizon
  • Report: Netflix Streaming Speeds for FiOS Customers Fell 14% between December and January, amid Verizon-Netflix Dispute
  • Report: Netflix Using Detailed Viewer Data to Guide its Program-Commissioning Process
  • Netflix Said to Be in Carriage Talks with ISP's Orange and Free in Preparation for Expected September Launch in France

Google Glass, Accenture, KPN

Charter Communications, ActiveVideo "Sky" Guide

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