Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 3/24/14 (VI): TBS, Target, Telemundo, Fluency, TiVo, Virgin Media, Horizon, Digitalsmiths, Viacom, Tumblr, Twitch, Twitter, Vine, Verizon, Vevo, VHX

Twitch Broadcast Walkthrough

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014 (June 10th-11th in San Francisco--purchase your tickets here!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • TBS Partners with Target to Bring Second-Screen Tcommerce to "Cougar Town"
  • Fluency, Telemundo's New Multi-Format, Multiplatform Production Studio, Announces June Launch for "ISA," a "Made-for-Multiformat" Sci-Fi Movie; Will Be Available via Mobile, Online, VOD and Linear TV
  • TiVo Names Ira Bahr Chief Marketing Officer; Bahr Was Formerly CMO of Dish Network
  • TiVo Surpasses 2.5 Million Subscribers in Europe, Thanks to Hybrid-TV Partnerships with Operators Virgin Media, Com Hem and ONO
  • Virgin Media CEO Rules Out Migration from TiVo to New Owner Liberty Global's Horizon Platform
  • TiVo-Owned Content-Discovery Company, Digitalsmiths, Issues its Q4 2013 Video Trends Report; Report Finds 80.3% of Consumers Consistently Watch 10 or Fewer Channels, 52.4% Don't Know if their Pay-TV Provider Offers Smartphone or Tablet "TV Everywhere" App
  • TiVo Asks Congress to Leave Integrated Set-Top Ban Alone
  • Viacom and Tumblr Partner to Deliver Co-Branded Campaigns for Shows and Events, Beginning with "2014 MTV Movie Awards"; Campaigns "Will Combine Tumblr's Suite of Ad Products with Custom Content Developed for the Tumblr Platform by Viacom"
  • Following Delay, Twitch Video-Game Broadcasting Goes Live on Xbox One
  • Gameloft's "Asphalt 8: Airborne" Becomes First Mobile Game to Feature Twitch's Live-Streaming Functionality
  • Twitter Names YouTube Exec., Baljeet Singh, Product Director/Head of TV and Video
  • Twitter-Owned Nano-Video Company, Vine, Experimenting with Curated Themed Video Lists
  • Twitter Makes it Easier for Users to Play Video Clips in their Feeds
  • Verizon FiOS TV Announces VOD Binge-Viewing Event
  • Verizon CFO Stresses Importance of 4G LTE Multicast Video to Company's Wireless Business
  • Vevo Launches SDK to Enable Partners to Incorporate its Videos into their Apps
  • Vevo Live-Streams iTunes Festival at SXSW
  • VHX, Service that Lets Video Creators Sell their Work Directly to the Public, Launches Following Two-Year Private Beta

Digitalsmiths Report


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