Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/11/14 (IV): Jim Louderback, Discovery, Kaltura, Tvinci, Limelight, Maker Studios, MediaMall Technologies, Metrological Media, Xbox, Nagra, NBC Sports

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:

  • Jim Louderback Steps Down as GM of Discovery Digital Networks; Was Previously CEO of YouTube MCN, Revision3, which Enjoyed Significant Growth under his Leadership and Was Sold to Discovery in 2012; Colin Decker Named as Louderback's Replacement
  • Open Source Video Platform Provider, Kaltura, Acquires Tvinci after Raising $47 Million in Funding (May 1st)
  • Kaltura Launches End-to-End Solution for Pay-OTT TV; Solution, Based on Technology Acquired via Purchase of Tvinci and Deployed by Mediacorp in Singapore and yes in Israel, Includes Monetization, Social and Personalization Features; Tools for User Acquisition and Retention; Multiscreen/Multi-Device Support
  • CDN Company, Limelight Networks, Launches "Limelight Orchestrate" Delivery Solution for Media and Broadcasters; Solution Is Billed as "Simplifying Workflows and Enabling Efficient Broadcast-Quality Global Delivery to any Device"
  • Disney CFO Casts Light on Role Recently Acquired YouTube MCN, Maker Studios, Will Play within the Disney Organization
  • MediaMall Technologies Updates its MyMedia Server Software to Enable "Chromecast-Like" PC-to-TV Casting Ability for Roku Users
  • MediaMall's PlayOn Streaming App Adds Support for PlayStation 4 and Windows Phone; App Supports 100+ Online Channels (July 9th)
  • MediaMall Offering Free Chromecast Device to Consumers who Purchase Lifetime PlayOn and PlayLater License (July 1st)
  • MediaMall's PlayOn Adds Oxygen, Bravo and WWE Channels (June 18th)
  • MediaMall Announces Availability of PlayOn and PlayLater for Google Chromecast (April 24th)
  • Cloud-Based TV Apps Company, Metrological Media, Licenses RDK
  • Metrological Media in Deal with OTT Content Provider, Cloudio TV
  • Microsoft Xbox One Update Includes New Media Player App that Plays Content from USB-Connected Drives
  • Bleacher Report's Team Stream App Launches on Xbox One
  • Update to Bleacher Report's Team Stream App for iOS Streamlines User Experience, Adds More Video
  • MoffettNathanson: Average TV Viewer in US during 2013-14 Season Had Median Age of 44.4 Years, Representing a 6% Increase from 4 Years ago
  • Indian Cable Provider, DEN Networks, Selects Nagra's anyCAST Content-Protection Solution and OpenTV Middleware
  • Singaporean Pay-TV Operator, StarHub, Selects Nagra's MediaLive Multiscreen to Power its New Multiscreen TV Offering
  • NFL Kickoff Game Generates Record 508,000 Unique Streams, 25 Million Streaming Minutes for NBC Sports' "TV Everywhere" Service
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