Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/11/14 (IX): You.i, OWN, YouTube, YouTube Space, Collective Digital Studio, YuMe, Zappware, Zenterio, Access, Neotion

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

  • You.i to Showcase New User Interface Technology Pre-Integrated with Pace Elements at IBC 2014; Solution Billed as Allowing Operator "to Build Beautiful, Customer UI's for Pay-TV that Run at 60fps while Leveraging a Simple Development Process"
  • OWN Developing Online Video Programming with YouTube Space LA Community; First Show from Partnership, Web Series "Who Am I," Launches on and OWN's YouTube Channel
  • YouTube MCN, Collective Digital Studio, Teams with Actor, Lucas Cruikshank, to Revive his YouTube Channel, "Fred"
  • YouTube Makes it Easier to Use Chromecast from its Web Site
  • YouTube Now Allowing Creators to Solicit Donations via "Fan Funding" Feature; Company Taking 5%+ Cut
  • Report: Views for Top 100 YouTube Channels Up 80.5% Year-over-Year
  • YouTube Teams with Legendary Entertainment on "YouTube Space House of Horrors: A Legendary Halloween" Contest; Contest Will See Director, Guillermo del Toro, Advising YouTube Channel Operators as they Create Short Horror Films; Winner to Receive Development Deal with Legendary
  • YuMe-SMG Multicultural Study Finds that "US Hispanic Device Ownership Skews Higher than the Non-Hispanic US Audience on a Full Range of Connected Devices, Including Smartphone, Tablet, OTT, Laptop, and Smart TV, while Leading the Market in Multi-Tasking and Mobile Content Consumption"; also Finds that Hispanics "Are Two Times More Likely than the Non-Hispanic US Audience to Stream on Smartphone and Smart TV"
  • YuMe, Access Trumpet Advanced-Advertising Partnership at IBC 2014
  • Zappware Updates its End-to-End Platform for DVB, IPTV, OTT and Hybrid Networks; Updates Include New Service-Management System, New Social-TV Feature, Personalization Options and More
  • Zappware Completes IPTV/OTT Multi-Device Roll-Out for Latvian Telco, Baltcom
  • Cable and Telecommunications Company, Altice Group, Selects Zappware to Power its Multiscreen OTT Solution
  • Zappware, SoftAtHome and Kaonmedia Partner to Demo Hybrid-TV (Cable/OTT) Solution for Cable Operators
  • Zappware in Deal to Extend its Multiscreen Solution for Balkan Telco, Amis
  • Zappware to Demo "Lifestyle Media" Concept, Billed as "a Personalized and Converged Media Experience in a Social Context," at IBC 2014
  • Kathrein TechoTrend Integrates Zappware's Nexx Connected-TV Solution onto its New HTML5-Based, HbbTV Set-Top Box Series (June 5th)
  • Zappware, SoftAtHome Team to Build "Next-Generation" Cable-TV Platform (June 3rd)
  • Zappware's Nexx UI Design Deployed by Numericable in Belgium and Luxembourg (May 21st)
  • Interactive TV Software Provider, Zenterio, Expands its Development Operation via Acquisition of 27M Group
  • Zenterio's OS Integrated with Access's Media-Sharing and TV-Centric Browser; Joint Solution Deployed by European Operators, Magyar Telekom and M7 Group
  • Access to Launch Netfront Browser BE, Based on Chromium Blink Browser Engine, at IBC 2014
  • Access's NetFront Living Connect DLNA Technology Component and NetFront Browser NX Integrated with Neotion's Secure HDMI Dongle, to Enable TV Operators to Launch "Broadcast-over-IP" Multiroom Services, Based on Headless Gateways and Thin Clients


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