Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 8/28/14 (VIII): TiVo, Ubisoft, UKTV, Univision, Vdopia, Vemory, Vevo, Viaccess-Orca, Vine, Watchwith, Television Academy, NBCU, wywy, Fox Sports, YouTube, YuMe

Eventbrite - TV of Tomorrow Show NYC 2014

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on TVOT NYC 2014 (December 9th in New York City--purchase your Super-Early-Bird tickets here!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • TiVo Launches $49.99 Roamio Over-the-Air DVR, Targeted at Cord-Cutters; Device Features 4 Tuners, 75 Hours of HD Storage
  • TiVo Revenues from MSO Deployments Up 37% Year-over-Year
  • TiVo Announces $350 Million Share Repurchase Plan
  • Ubisoft Previews its Long-Awaited Xbox Show, "Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show"
  • UKTV Planning to Use its UKTV Play VOD Service to Pilot Shows via 5-10 Minute Short Films, and Poll Viewers on which Should Secure Commissions
  • Univision's Bilingual Online-Video Service, Uvideos, Expands its Content Line-Up
  • Mobile Video Advertising Specialist, Vdopia: 10-Second Ads Are Twice as Effective as 30-Second Ads
  • Start-Up Vemory Launches App that Automatically Creates Videos from Users' Social-Media Images
  • Report: Online Music Video Service, Vevo, no Longer for Sale as its Owners Anticipate Continued Rapid Growth
  • Viaccess-Orca's Dynamic Sentinel Cardless Conditional Access System to Be Embedded on Set-Top Boxes from Askey and Aston, and Conditional Access Modules from SMiT
  • Update to Vine App Allows Users to Import Existing Videos from their Smartphones
  • Vonetize's SmartVOD Arm Launches OTT VOD Service, Aflix by SmartVOD, in Africa
  • Watchwith's Showrunner Tools Power Broadcast-Synchronized Interactive-TV Content for Television Academy's "Emmys Backstage LIVE!" Second-Screen Experience
  • Television Academy, NBC and NBCUniversal Networks Partner to Offer "Most Social Emmys Experience Ever"
  • German Second-Screen Advertising Company, wywy, Names Alan Ives VP of Sales and Business Development for North America; Will Lead Company's New NYC Office
  • Fox Sports Partners with YouTube Space LA to Produce Daily Web-Video Series, "@TheBuzzer"
  • YuMe, Unveil Joint Study on TV Viewing Habits; Study "Confirm[s] that the Big Networks Are Being Overtaken by Paid Content Providers like HBO and Netflix"

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