Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 4/7/14 (III): Clearleap, iStreamPlanet, Collective Digital Studio, Comcast, Comedy Central, "Conan," Nagra, Conax, Cox, Invidi, Crackle, NBCU, Disney, Dish, Enswers

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:

  • Clearleap Teams with iStreamPlanet to Offer "Complete Multiscreen Live Linear Video Solution"; Integration of Companies' Platforms "Allows for the Capture, Management and Retransmission of Live Video to Virtually any Connected Device"
  • Clearleap to Present Research on "the True State of the Content Landscape" at NAB Show (9:30AM, April 8th, in the Connected Media World Theater)
  • German Media Giant, ProSiebenSat.1, Takes 20% Stake in YouTube Multichannel Network (MCN), Collective Digital Studio; Hopes to "Exploit Synergies" between Collective and its own YouTube MCN, Studio71
  • Comcast Launches X1 Cloud DVR, Live In-Home TV Streaming in Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey, Northern Delaware
  • Comedy Central Launches "TV Everywhere" App for iOS; App Offers 200 Full Episodes (Including "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report" and "South Park," the Day after they Air), Stand-Up Specials and Shorts
  • TBS' "Conan" Teams with AT&T to Offer Viewer-Controllable 360-Degree Show Segments on its Web Site
  • Nagra/OpenTV Owner, the Kudelski Group, to Acquire Content-Protection Specialist, Conax
  • Anevia OTT and CDN Solutions Integrated with Conax's Content-Protection Technology
  • Video Analytics Company, Conviva, Releases its 2014 Viewer Experience Report on Online Streaming; Finds that "Viewer Expectations for Streaming Quality Are Outpacing Improvements Made by Online Video Publishers in 2013"
  • "Days of Our Lives" Producer, Corday Productions, Teams with All Screens Media on Net Soaps/Net Novelas, a New Venture that Will Produce and Distribute Interactive Soap Operas; Viewers and Advertisers Will Be Able to Participate in Shows' Development
  • Council for Research Excellence Study Finds 1 in 6 Primetime TV Viewers Is Using Social Media on a Second Screen, and about Half of that Activity Is Related to the Program they Are Watching; also Finds Women and Hispanics More Likely to Interact Daily with TV via Social Media
  • Cox Communications' Advertising Arm, Cox Media, to Launch Addressable Advertising Trials in Partnership with Invidi
  • Sony Pictures Television-Owned, Ad-Supported Streaming Video Service, Crackle, Signs Exclusive Multi-Year Content Licensing Deal with NBCUniversal; Deal Will Give Crackle Users Access to 140 Library Titles over Next 3 Years
  • Sony Closes UK Version of Crackle
  • Deloitte Digital Democracy Survey Finds that Millennials Spend More Time Watching Programming on Computers, Smartphones and Tablets than on TV Sets
  • Disney/ABC's Watch ABC, Watch ABC Family, Watch Disney Channel, Watch Disney XD and WatchESPN Live and On-Demand "TV Everywhere" Services Now Available to Dish Network Subscribers
  • Online Video Advertising Solutions Provider, Ebuzzing, and Video Ad-Management Company, Teads, Merge: "Capitalizing on the Complementary Nature of their Positioning, the Ebuzzing and Teads Group Now Covers a Large Percentage of the Online Video Advertising Ecosystem"
  • Korean ACR Company, Enswers, Targeting US Market with New Enswers America Unit; Company's Technology Is Embedded in Samsung Smart TV's
  • Envivio Powering Premium Live HD Sports Channels on Apple TV for "a European Tier 1 Service Provider"
  • EyePartner Releases TikiLIVE v5.0 IPTV for Wowza Streaming Engine

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