Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 8/28/14 (IV): ExciteM, NBC, Tribune Media, Gracenote, Hulu, ILOOK, Innovid, Instagram, Jaunt, JW Player, Kochu TV

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:

  • Participation-TV Company, ExciteM, Teams with NBC-Owned Stations on Interactive Campaign for the Emmys
  • Tribune Media Names Ex-M-GO CEO, John Batter, CEO of Gracenote, the ACR and Metadata Company it Acquired last February and Combined with its TMS Arm
  • Crowd-Sourced Travel Show, "HeyUSA," to Premiere on Conde Nast's "The Scene" Site; Show, Produced by Astronauts Wanted, Sees YouTube Stars Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart Visiting US Cities in Accordance with Fan Suggestions via Social Media
  • Hulu Plus in Exclusive Streaming Deal for Starz Comedy Series, "Party Down"
  • Hulu Plus to Be Exclusive Streaming Home for Fox's "Sleepy Hollow"
  • ILOOK, Provider of a Platform that Converts YouTube Channels into Dedicated Mobile-Video Apps, Launches TV App Platform for Small Business; Platform Billed as "Seamlessly Tak[ing] the YouTube Content of Small Businesses and Automatically Transfer[ring] it to a New App that Is Viewable on Mobile Screens and on TV Screens"
  • ILOOK Partners with AmPopFilms to Bring Classic TV Shows to Connected Devices (July 10th)
  • ILOOK Launches (June 10th)
  • Interactive-Advertising Specialist, Innovid, Publishes Study Showing where Pre-Roll Ads Get Highest Engagement
  • Innovid Hires Regional VP's from AdColony, NBCUniversal and Likeable Media (July 29th)
  • Innovid Ramps up its Operations in Australia and Asia-Pacific (May 13th)
  • Innovid Unveils Innovid Atom, Billed as an "End-to-End...Truly Open Video Ad-Serving Platform that Allows Brands and Agencies to Combine Innovid's...Video Capabilities with...Third-Party Technologies to Create, Deliver, Optimize and Measure Advanced Video on any Screen"; Is Based on "State-of-the-Art Open Architecture on which New Devices and Third-Party Technologies Will Be Integrated and Reporting and Data Modules Will Be Built" (April 24th)
  • Instagram Launches "Hyperlapse" App to Enable Users to Easily Create Tracking Shots and Time-Lapse Videos
  • Cinematic VR Company, Jaunt, Completes $27.8 Million Series-B Funding Round; Investors Include Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, BSkyB, Blake Krikorian and Others
  • JW Player's Recently Launched Chromecast Support Enables Content from Baeblemusic, SnagFilms, RiffTrax and Other Customers to Play on the TV Screen
  • Version 6.9 of JW Player Adds Chromecast Support, Keyboard Accessibility, HLS Streaming (July 22nd)
  • JW Player Names QuickTime Co-Founder, Eric Hoffert, CTO; Former Google Chrome Exec, John Luther, VP of Devices (June 5th)
  • Indian Children's Channel, Kochu TV, to Launch Interactive TV Game Show, "Run, Singoo, Run"