Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 3/24/14 (I): "@SummerBreak," ABC "Good Morning America," Accedo, SoftAtHome, Adobe, Aereo, CBS, Amazon, Amino, Antik, Apple TV, BBC iPlayer, Chromecast

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:

  • "@SummerBreak," Chernin Group-Produced Reality Series that Can Be Viewed Only via Social Media, Renewed for Second Season
  • ABC's "Good Morning America" Unveils "#socialsquare," Billed as "the New Social 'Nerve Center' for the Broadcast, Featuring Installations Developed with the Leading Social Media Platforms Allowing 'GMA' Guests to Interact with Viewers throughout the Broadcast"
  • Accedo and SoftAtHome Partner to Deliver Open-Standards App Store Solution
  • Adobe Releases Q4, 2013 "US Digital Video Benchmark" Report; Findings Include that iOS Devices Accounted for 47% of "TV Everywhere" Streaming
  • In 2-1 Decision, US Appeals Court Panel Refuses to Overturn Utah District Judge's Injunction against Aereo: Company Has "Not Made a Strong Showing that it is Likely to Succeed on the Merits of the Appeal"; Aereo Shuts Down Service in Salt Lake City and Denver
  • CEO Moonves: CBS Could Go OTT if Aereo Prevails in Supreme Court Case: "If the Government Wants to Give them Permission to Steal our Signal, then we Will Come up with some Other Way to Get them [sic] our Content and so Get Paid for it"
  • CEO Kanojia: Aereo Set to Launch Chromecast App
  • Amazon to Raise Price of its Amazon Prime Streaming-Video/Unlimited-Shipping Service from $79 to $99
  • Reports: Amazon's Soon-to-Launch Connected-TV Device Will Be a Dongle: Will Offer Apps for Competing Services Including Netflix and Hulu Plus; May also Include Videogame-Console Functionality
  • Report: Amazon Prime Orders Four Series from its Line-Up of Pilots: "Bosch," "The After," "Mozart in the Jungle," and "Transparent"
  • Licensing Deal with BBC America Makes Amazon Prime Instant Video "Exclusive Online-Only Subscription Home" for Thriller Series, "Orphan Black"
  • Amino Launches Cloud-Based Home Monitoring and Control Solution, Integrated OTT Content Platform, New Set-Top Boxes
  • Antik Technology Provides End-to-End IPTV Solution to Azerbaijani Broadband Provider, SuperOnline
  • Apple TV Update Facilitates Hiding of Unwatched Channels
  • Report: Job Listings Suggest Integrated Camera/Motion Control Coming to Apple TV
  • ACC Digital Network Launches "ACC Sports" Free On-Demand Service on Apple TV
  • Annual Report from HD Processing Company, Pixelworks, Reveals Significant Partnership with Apple
  • BBC Launches New Version of its iPlayer, Complete with Multiple New iPlayer-Specific Commissions; Announces Plans to Use iPlayer to Enable "New Talent Opportunities, New Forms of Storytelling [and] New Ways of Collaborating" (Detailed Overview of New iPlayer Features)
  • BBC Previews New Version of iPlayer for TV Platforms
  • BBC iPlayer Adds Chromecast Support
  • BBC Plans to Extend iPlayer Catch-Up Viewing Window to 30 Days

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