Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 7/28/14 (I): aBitCool, Panasonic, Firefox OS, Access, Metrological Media, ActiveVideo, Liberty Global, Cablevision, Aereo, FilmOn, Alibaba, Lionsgate, Amazon, Amino

Liberty's Social Content Navigator goes live in Puerto Rico

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.

  • aBitCool to Launch HDMI Streaming Device that Lets Users Fling Content from Mobile or Web Apps to Panasonic Smart TV's Running Firefox OS
  • Access NetFront Browser NX Selected by Toshiba for First Commercially Available Hybridcast TV
  • Access Names Dr. Neale Foster COO of Access Europe (April 24th)
  • Metrological Media Partners with ActiveVideo to Launch Cloud-Based App Store for Existing STB's on Liberty Global's UPC Hungary System
  • ActiveVideo's CloudTV StreamCast Platform Powers Launch of YouTube on UPC Hungary (June 18th)
  • Cablevision to Deploy ActiveVideo's CloudTV AdCast Platform, Enabling Delivery of HTML5 Interactive-TV Ads from the Cloud; Initial Trial Deployment to Include American Express ITV App, "Amex NOW" (April 30th)
  • ActiveVideo Launches CloudTV StreamCast, to Enable Operators to Deliver Online Video Content to Existing Set-Top Boxes (April 29th)
  • ActiveVideo's CloudTV Platform Powers "Social Content Navigator" for Liberty Puerto Rico; Cloud-Based Service Consists of Personalized Mosaic of 8 Live Video Channels that Facilitates Content Discovery Based on What Is Trending across Communities and in Areas of Personal Interest (April 23rd)
  • US Copyright Office Denies Aereo's Request to Be Classified as a Cable System
  • Aereo Revealed to Have Had Fewer than 80,000 Subscribers
  • Aereo-Type Service, FilmOn, Fined $90,000 for Contempt of Court
  • Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs Opens Research Facility in Cambridge, UK, Focused on "Research into Real-Time Delivery of Video to All Types of Connected Devices"
  • Lionsgate Teams with Alibaba to Launch "Lionsgate Entertainment World" Subscription Streaming Service on New-Generation Alibaba Set-Top Boxes in China
  • Amazon CFO Says Company Plans to Spend $100 Million on "Many New Pilots" During Q3
  • "Annedroids," Amazon's 3rd Original Children's Series, Launches on Prime Instant Video
  • Amazon Instant Video Launches "Video Shorts" Section
  • C Spire Selects Amino's Live Advanced Media Platform to Power IPTV on its Ultra-Fast 1 Gbps Network
  • Amino Announces Commercial Availability of its Live Advanced Media Platform, a Hub for Multiscreen and Multistream Delivery around the Home (June 18th)
  • Amino Announces European Availability of its A150 IPTV Set-Top Box (June 17th)
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