Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/11/14 (III): Dish, NuTV, ESPN, Envivio, Ericsson, Facebook, Fox Sports, Fox News, Gandr, Gracenote, Baseline, HbbTV, HBO, HTTV, iN Demand,

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:

  • Report: Dish Network's Planned OTT/Virtual MSO Service to Be Called "Nutv"
  • Dish Network Launches ESPN Fantasy Football App on its Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR
  • Multiscreen Video Company, Envivio, Launches Nuage, Billed as an End-to-End "Fully Virtualized, Cloud-Based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Video Solution" that "Manage[s] Content for Video Service and Content Providers--from Content Acquisition to the Consumer--on any Screen"
  • Envivio Revenues Flat Year-over-Year, Up Sequentially; CEO Signes: "The Sequential Revenue Growth Reflects Execution on our Initiatives and Provides Validation that our Differentiated Products and Business Model Are Continuing to Gain Traction in our Target Markets"
  • Envivio Powers Cloud-Based Multiscreen Video Services for Chinese Cable Operator, BGCTV
  • SVP of Global Sales and Services, Ira Goldfarb, Leaving Envivio
  • New Ericsson ConsumerLab TV & Media Report: "Streaming [Is] Closing in on Linear TV with a Gap of just two Percentage Points in Terms of Weekly Consumption"
  • Report: Ericsson "Suffer[ing] IPTV Evolution Pains" Following Acquisition of Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV Business
  • ESPN's WatchESPN "TV Everywhere" Service Launches for Mediacom, Suddenlink, NCTC, NTTC Customers
  • Facebook Trumpets New Video Features, Including View Counts; Says it Has Been Receiving 1 Billion+ Video Views Daily
  • Fox Sports Go "TV Everywhere" Service to Live-Stream 101 NFL Games this Season; "NFL on Fox" Regular-Season Games to Be Streamed for First Time
  • Following Long Beta Test, Fox News Channel and Fox Business Launch "TV Everywhere" Apps, FoxNewsGo and FoxBusinessGo
  • Australia's HbbTV-Based FreeviewPlus Hybrid-TV Platform Goes Live; LG and Sony Release FreeviewPlus Receivers
  • Gandr Launches Public Beta of Second-Screen Tcommerce App
  • GfK Report on Second Screening: 1/4 of Viewers Want to Buy Products on their First Screen via a Synchronized App on their Second Screen; 38% Would Like Targeted TV Ads
  • Tribune Media-Owned ACR and Metadata Company, Gracenote, Acquires TV and Movie Data Services Company, Baseline for $50 Million; Baseline Offers Database with Info on 300K Movies and TV Shows and 1.5 Million Industry Professionals, as well as a Subscription-Based Content-Delivery Platform, Dubbed "The Studio System"
  • HBO Offering Premiere Episode of 5th Season of "Boardwalk Empire" on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and a Range of Online Portals and Free-on-Demand Platforms
  • French Interactive TV Technology Provider, HTTV, Teams with Skyworth to Deliver HbbTV-Compliant Set-Top Box for Indian-Ocean DTH Operator, Parabole Reunion
  • HTTV in HbbTV Partnership with Germany's Foxxum
  • Sentech Selects HTTV's httvStream Headend Solution to Enable South African Broadcasters to Deploy HbbTV Services on its Satellite-TV Platform (May 20th)
  • HTTV Partners with OTT TV Specialist, Tvinci, on Personalized-TV Solution that "Will Allow End Users to Take over the STB with their own Profile, Using a Companion Device such as a Smartphone or a Tablet" (March 17th)
  • Transactional VOD Distributor, iN Demand, Teams with Indiewire to Produce Promotional Interviews for Films Featured at 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Video Recommendations Specialist,, Unveils Advisory Board
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