Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 7/28/14 (VI): Piksel, Ex Machina, Qplay, RCN, Showtime, TiVo, Netflix, Rovi, Seagate, Roku, Saffron Digital, Simulmedia, Sky, Sling Media, Spike TV

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2014 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.

  • Piksel's Piksel Video Platform Powers "C-Suite TV" Online VOD Service for Bloomberg TV's Jeffrey Hayzlett
  • Piksel Launches "Digital Stadium" Solution for OTT Distribution of High-School and College Sports (June 9th)
  • Piksel in Reseller Partnership with Japanese CDN, J-Stream (April 9th)
  • Piksel Launches PikselGuard 4 with Marlin DRM; Solution Incorporates Intertrust's ExpressPlay Mobile SDK (April 9th)
  • Piksel Launches Piksel Flytecast Solution for Capturing, Mixing and Broadcasting Video Content on-the-fly (April 7th)
  • Piksel Unveils New Version of its 2Si Second-Screen Framework that Features New Interactivity Features from Ex Machina (April 5th)
  • Piksel Launches Piksel Palette Services-Oriented Architecture for Delivery of SaaS-Based Video Applications (April 4th)
  • Qplay, the Internet Video Company Started by TiVo Co-Founders, Shuts Down after Just 6 Months
  • RCN Makes Showtime Anytime "TV Everywhere" Service Available to its Subscribers
  • RCN Launches Caller ID on its TiVo Platform (June 17th)
  • RCN Rolls out High-End TiVo T6 HD DVR (June 3rd)
  • RCN, Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications Launch Netflix on their TiVo Platforms (April 25th)
  • Rovi Taps Omar Javaid to Head Newly Formed Discovery Business Group
  • Seagate Launches "Seagate Media Channel" on Roku, Allowing Users to Stream Personal Media Libraries on Seagate Storage Devices to the TV
  • Saffron Digital Tapped to Build "Anime Pass" Multiplatform Video Service for Japan's KDDI
  • Saffron Digital Powers Next Generation of KDDI's Video Pass Service, Now Available on Chromecast
  • Saffron Digital Seeks to Strengthen its North America Presence via Appointment of Tom Ramsey as Senior Director of Sales (May 6th)
  • Simulmedia Appoints Ex-Nielsen Exec., Mark Green, to Newly Created Position of SVP of Product Strategy
  • Simulmedia Appoints Ex-GfK Exec., Mainak Mazumdar, to Newly Created Position of Chief Science Officer; Will Be Tasked with Building "World-Class Data Science Capability"
  • Sky's Now TV Service Launches on PlayStation 4
  • Sling Media Launches New Entry-Level "Slingbox M1" Device; Rebrands Slingbox 500 as "SlingTV" and Adds TV Guide and Apps
  • Report: Slingboxes Set to Support Google Chromecast
  • Spike TV Launches #ControlTheCon Promotion, Allowing Viewers to Control its Comic-Con Coverage via Social Media
  • New Study from Strata Finds that Younger Viewers Find Targeted Ads More Intrusive than Traditional Ads

Omar Javaid


North America