Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 8/19/14 (II): Brightcove, BuzzFeed, C-SPAN, 4SeTV, CableLabs, Cablevision, Cartoon Network, CBS, Charter, Cisco, Comcast, Comedy Central, Conviva, Dailymotion

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.

  • Yelp Taps Brightcove's Video Cloud Platform and Zencoder Cloud-Based Encoding Service to Power New Short-Form Video Feature
  • Brightcove Apologizes to Scottish Broadcaster, STV, for Problems with Streaming of Scottish Independence Debate
  • BuzzFeed to Expand its Video Division, Re-Name it "BuzzFeed Motion Pictures"
  • C-SPAN to Adopt "TV Everywhere" Model, but Coverage of US Government Events Will Stay outside Pay-TV Firewall
  • Multiscreen Interactive Mosaic Company, 4SeTV, Debuts at CableLabs Summer Conference; Allows Viewers to Watch and Select Between 4 Live Streams on Multiple Devices; Is Seeking Kickstarter Funding
  • Report: User Interface Technology Highlighted at CableLabs Summer Conference
  • Cablevision Names Ex-Yahoo Exec, David Dibble, CTO
  • Cartoon Network's "CN Sayin'" App Gives Viewers Chance to Appear on TV by Uploading Videos of themselves Performing Weekly "Activities"
  • CBS CEO Moonves: "Going Forward, We Will Be Producing More and More Shows for More and More Outlets, Including Major Streaming Companies and Other Emerging Distributors"
  • CEO Rutledge Says Charter Planning to Roll Out Cloud-Based UI to All its STB's in 2015
  • Brazilian Operator, Oi, Selects Cisco Videoscape to Power its New Satellite-TV Service; Solution Includes MediaHighway Middleware, User Interface, VideoGuard Conditional Access System
  • Cisco Service Provider Video Business Sees Declines in Orders and Revenues; Rival Arris Sees Revenue and Income Increases
  • Comcast Teams with FX on "Mini-Bingeing" Experiment: Viewers Could Watch Next Episode of "The Bridge" on VOD, Immediately after Current Episode Had Finished Airing
  • Comcast Trumpets Success of its "People's Hotlist" VOD Promotion
  • Comedy Central's New Internet-TV Series, "CC: Social Scene," Features Comedians Performing Skits Based on Suggestions Tweeted by Viewers
  • Comedy Central to Launch Multiplatform Series, "Comedians Crashing Couches"
  • Start-Up, Conversion Logic, to Offer "Video-Centric Attribution and Analytics Platform"
  • Conviva in Deal to Provide EchoStar with Analytics and Video-Optimization Technology
  • Spain's Taps Conviva to Help it Expand its Streaming Programming Service across Europe
  • Conviva: Connected-TV Viewers Made Up 8% of World Cup Audience
  • Advertising Measurement and Targeting Company, Cross Mediaworks, Names Stephanie Mitchko-Beale CTO; Was Previously SVP of Video Infrastructure Software at Cablevision
  • Dailymotion Announces Multiple Content Deals
  • Dailymotion Teams with Raindance Film Festival on Contest to Find New Online-Video Talent
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