Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 7/28/14 (II): AOL, Adap.TV, Microsoft, Miramax, Arris, Wurl, SeaWell Networks, BBC

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.

  • AOL Names Marta Martinez Global Head of Video Sales
  • AOL Says Half of its Digital Content NewFronts Slate of 16 Original Shows Have Been Sold
  • AOL-Owned Advanced-Advertising Company, Adap.TV, Awarded US Patent for System Tying Consumer Sales to TV Ads
  • AOL Continues to Invest in Programmatic via Acquisition of Convertro (May 6th)
  • AOL Announces 16 Original Programs at the 2014 Digital Content NewFronts (April 29th)
  • AOL in Premium Video Distribution Deal with Microsoft (April 25th)
  • AOL in Movie Deal with Miramax (April 23rd)
  • Premium Video Experience Launched (April 15th)
  • Regional Operator, Comporium, to Offer Arris MS4000 to its Whole Home Solution Subscribers under "Moxi Sling" Brand; Box Features Sling Media Placeshifting Technology
  • Regional Operator, Service Electric Cable TV and Communications, to Offer Arris Whole Home Solution with Option of Adding MS4000
  • Consolidated Communications Deploys Arris Whole Home Solution and ConvergeMedia Management Suite in its Kansas City Market
  • Arris Teams with Wurl to Launch "Arris Market" as Part of its Whole Home Solution; "Market" Is Billed as an Open Platform for Cable Operators that Combines OTT Content with Traditional Linear TV on Arris STB's; Platform Features HTML5 Interface
  • Arris 2014 Consumer Entertainment Index Finds that "Binge-Viewing, Second-Screen Purchasing, DVR Usage and Multiscreen/room Consumption [Are] on the Rise" (May 28th)
  • Arris Launches DCX525e HD Set-Top for Caribbean and LatAm Markets (May 27th)
  • Arris Unveils New Additions to its European CPE Line-Up (May 20th)
  • Arris Acquires SeaWell Networks; Will Integrate SeaWell's Adaptive Bit Rate Technology and Talent into its Network and Cloud Business (April 18th)
  • BBC Director General Says Plan to Bring Encryption to iPlayer to Encourage Payment of License Fee Is Not First Step Towards Subscription-Based Model
  • BBC iPlayer Suffers Outage
  • BBC Research & Development Demos 4G Broadcast to Mobiles at Commonwealth Games

Marta Martinez

North America