Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 3/24/14 (II): Boxfish, Broadpeak, CableLabs, Canal+, Cartoon Network, Cisco, RDK, Comcast, Comigo, Dish, DLNA, DTVKit, Ericsson, Facebook, 20th Century Fox

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:

  • Content-Discovery Company, Boxfish, Raises $7 Million in Series-B Funding Round Led by Atlantic Bridge and Including Samsung; Company's Technology Analyzes Speech across Multiple Channels to Generate Detailed Real-Time Data on Programming Content
  • Broadpeak Teams with Eutelsat to Optimize Satellite Delivery of OTT Multiscreen Services; Solution Billed as Allowing Operators to Leverage "Power of Multicast" to "Cost-Effectively Deliver High-Quality Live TV Channels over Eutelsat Satellites to an Endless Number of Subscribers Anywhere, Anytime, and on Any Device"
  • Report: CableLabs Investigating "Virtual" Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP)
  • Canal+ Group Launches Social Player that Customizes Programming Line-Up Based on User's Social-Media Community
  • Cartoon Network's "Cartoon Network Anything" Micro-Network App Will Offer Viewers Interactive Content and 15-Second TV Shows; Will Not Require Authentication
  • Cisco Completes Videoscape Cloud-Video IPTV Deployment for Croatia's Hrvatski Telekom; Billed as Including "Europe's First RDK and IPv.6 Video Deployments"
  • Comcast Adds 18 Live-Streaming Channels to its Xfinity TV Go "TV Everywhere" App; App Now Offers 50+ Live Channels and 25,000+ VOD Titles
  • Comcast's Second Annual "Xfinity Watchathon Week" VOD Binge-Viewing Promotion to Begin March 31st
  • Comcast Testing "TV Everywhere" Authentication on Roku and Apple TV
  • Comcast in EST/VOD Deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Titles Covered by the Deal Include Netflix-Original Series, "House of Cards"
  • Comigo Enhances its Cloud-Based TV Solution
  • Comigo's Mobile Client Apps Solution Adds Chromecast Support
  • Dish Network Launches "Super Joey" Tuner Add-On for its Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR; Device Adds Two Network Tuners to Hopper's Three Native Tuners, Allowing Recording of up to Eight Shows Simultaneously
  • Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Releases its CVP-2 Guidelines for Viewing Pay-TV Content on Multiple Devices in the Home
  • DTVKit Organization Launched; Is "Dedicated to Developing and Maintaining a Shared Pool of Software Components, which Are the Essential Building Blocks of CE Products Based on DVB Standards"; Will Offer "a Ready-to-Use, Mature and Stable Software Solution...Based on the Ocean Blue Software Range of Widely Deployed and Mature Software Components, Including a Broadcast Stack Supporting DVB-T/T2/S/S2/C, MHEG, CI+ and HbbTV"
  • Ericsson Launches Ericsson Virtualized Encoding Solution
  • ESPN Chairman, John Skipper, Calls for Easier "TV Everywhere" Authentication: "The Technology Is Here, so Why Are People Still Asked for Passwords?"
  • Facebook Begins Rolling Out Autoplay 15-Second Video Ads in US Subscribers' News Feeds
  • 20th Century Fox Television Distribution Promotes Kristen Finney to SVP of Worldwide Pay-TV and SVOD


Super Joey - DISH

North America