Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/11/14 (VI): Piksel, Roku, ruwido, Samsung, Oculus, SeaChange, Invidi, Simulmedia, Sky, Smart TV Alliance, smartclip, Fraunhofer Fokus

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:

  • Piksel Launches Live Streaming and Monitoring Center at its Atlanta Office, Featuring "a Team of Piksel Experts [who] Will Monitor Live Streams 24 Hours a Day to Support its Clients who Are Broadcasting Content Including Live-Streamed Events on a Regular Basis"
  • Roku Launches "Powered by Roku" Program; Program, Targeted at Pay-TV Operators outside US, Sees Roku "Licensing the Technology that Powers its Streaming Platform to Enable Providers to Use the Internet to Deliver Customized Entertainment to Consumers"
  • ruwido Launches "myron" Remote Control Featuring "Tangible Interaction"; Device Integrates up to 27 Commands without Using a Button Layout
  • ruwido Launches "leaf" Remote Control
  • Samsung Announces Expansion of its 4K UHD "Ecosystem," via Smart-TV VOD Partnerships with Amazon, Netflix,, maxdome and Chili
  • Samsung Launches VR Headset, Developed in Partnership with Facebook-Owned Oculus; Content Partners Include Cirque du Soleil, DreamWorks Animation, IMAX, M-GO, Marvel and Vevo
  • Spanish Producer/Distributor, Imira Entertainment, in Deal to Offer VOD App on Samsung Smart TV's
  • Multiscreen Video Software Company, SeaChange International, Reports Lower Fiscal Q2 Revenues, Swings to a Loss
  • BBC's Commercial Arm, BBC Worldwide, Selects SeaChange's Cloud Adrenalin Multiscreen TV Service to Power its New BBC Store
  • Accedo, ATES Networks, Level 3 Communications and Wurl Announced as Certified Partners for SeaChange's Cloud Adrenalin Multiscreen TV Service (April 29th)
  • SeaChange and Invidi Partner on Cross-Platform Campaign Management Solution, Billed as "Enabling Video Service Providers to Coordinate Multiscreen Television Ad Campaigns across Traditional Linear, Linear Addressable, VOD, Catch-Up, Network DVR and OTT Streams" (April 28th)
  • Targeted TV Advertising Company, Simulmedia, Names HBO Exec., J. Peter Ban, to Newly Created Position of SVP of Business Operations
  • The Project Factory Launches "Sherlock" App, Featuring "over 15 Minutes of Exclusive Video and Audio Content, Games, and an Entire Mystery for you and Sherlock to Solve"
  • Sky's OTT Service, NOW TV, Launches on Chromecast; Service also Adds ITV Encore for Customers with Entertainment Month Pass
  • Sky News Targets 16- to 25-Year-Olds with New, Video-Enabled Social-Media Hub, "Stand Up Be Counted"; Users' Stories "Will Become a Core Part of Sky News' Coverage to Ensure the Opinions and Issues Important to a Younger Generation Are Heard"
  • Sky News Targets US via Launch on Xbox 360
  • Sky Sports News HQ App Launches on NOW TV Box
  • Smart TV Alliance Says More than 4,000 Smart-TV App Developers Are Working with the Smart TV Alliance Common Developer Portal; Portal Billed as "Simplify[ing] the Development and Testing Process and Trigger[ing] Publication across Multiple TV Manufacturers, Allowing Smart TV Apps to Reach More Devices and Users Faster"
  • Smartclip and Fraunhofer Fokus Demo Solution Enabling "Dynamic Integration of Digital Video Advertising in classic Linear-TV Content"


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