Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 8/28/14 (I): ABC, Accedo, adRise, Lexus, Aereo, Twitch, Amazon, YouTube, Audience Entertainment, BBC, BlackArrow, Bublcam

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:

  • ABC Adds Chromecast and Airplay Support to its Watch ABC "TV Everywhere" App
  • TV Apps Company, Accedo, Powers Launch of Germany's maxdome VOD Service on Xbox One
  • Connected-TV Content Distribution and Monetization Platform Provider, adRise, Launches Skippable Interactive TV Ad for Lexus; Company Claims Ad Achieved 73% Completion Rate Despite its Skippability
  • adRise Launches Free VOD Service, Tubi TV; Ad-Supported Service, Featuring 20,000 Titles, Initially Available on Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Xbox 360 (April 16th)
  • adRise Launches Beta Web and iOS Apps for Tubi TV
  • Appeals Court Denies Aereo's Request that it Reconsider Rejection of its Claim to Be a Cable Provider
  • Despite Earlier Reports that YouTube Had Finalized Deal to Acquire It, Gameplay-Broadcasting Service Twitch Will Be Acquired by Amazon for $970 Million in Cash
  • Amazon to Premiere All 10 Episodes of Jill Soloway Comedy, "Transparent," on Prime Instant Video in US and UK, September 26th
  • Amazon Greenlights Pilot Episodes of 5 New Children's Shows
  • Audience Entertainment Set to Announce SDK; Company Offers Technology to Enable Gesture-Controlled Interactive Advertising in Movie Theaters
  • BBC Launches Interactive Episode as Part of "Our World War" Drama Series
  • BBC Launches "Doctor Who" Companion Series, "Doctor Who Extra," Available Exclusively on iPlayer and via Red Button
  • BBC Orders 4 Documentaries from Acme Films, Exclusively for iPlayer
  • Latest Release of BlackArrow's Advanced Advertising System Supports Audience-Based Frequency Capping, Allowing Advertisers to "Manage the Number of Times an Ad Is Seen by a Unique Household or Device across on-Demand Platforms and TV Viewed on Devices"
  • Bublcam Launches Kickstarter-Funded 360-Degree Camera; API and SDK Allow Users to Create "Interactive Touch Points"



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