Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/11/14 (I): ABC, Accedo, ActiveVideo, Adobe Primetime, Amazon, Amino, Vision247, Animal Planet, AppCarousel, TVersity, Animal Planet, AT&T, Cox, BARB, BBC

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:

  • ABC Offers Exclusive First Look at New Series, "Selfie," via Twitter; "In Addition to Being Able to Watch the Full Episode of 'Selfie' within a Tweet from the Official 'Selfie' Twitter Handle, @SelfieABC, Twitter Users, on their iOS Devices, Can Compose their own Original Tweet and Use the Hashtag, #SelfieABC, to Render a Video of the Full First Episode that Can Instantly Be Tweeted and Shared Virally from the Social Media Platform"
  • ABI Research Competitive Assessment Ranks Nagra #1 Conditional Access Vendor, Adobe #1 Digital Rights Management Vendor, and Cisco #1 Middleware Vendor
  • TV Apps Company, Accedo, Powers Connected-TV VOD Service for Norwegian Public Broadcaster, NRK
  • Cloud-Based Interactive TV Technology Provider, ActiveVideo, Trumpets "Significant Increases in the Scalability and Efficiency of Cloud-Based Virtual Set-Top Box Solutions for its TV Guides, Online Video and Interactive Advertising on the Television Using Intel Technology"
  • Adobe Primetime DRM Now Available across Apps on Connected Devices, Including STB's, and via HTML5 on Major Web Browsers; Company also Working with Intel, Broadcom and AMD to "Enable Hardware-Based DRM that Protects 'Super' Premium HD and 4K Content across Tablets, Smartphones and Desktops"
  • AFDESI Seeking Nominations for its 2015 International ITV Awards
  • Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video on Android in the US, UK and Germany; However, Android App Available only via Amazon Appstore
  • Amazon Launches its Third Pilot Season, Inviting Customers to Watch and Give Feedback on 5 New Drama and Comedy Pilots
  • Amazon Launches its Fire TV OTT Set-Top Box in UK and Germany
  • Amazon Trumpets 70%+ Increase in Streaming by Customers of its Prime Instant Video Service in the UK; Credits Originals and Exclusives
  • Amino and Vision247 Partner to Offer OTT Multiscreen-TV Solution; Solution Includes Vision247's "Perception" OTT-TV Platform and Amino's A150 IPTV/OTT Set-Top Box
  • Albania's ALBtelecom Selects Amino Set-Top Boxes to Support Rollout of its New ALBtv IPTV Service
  • Amino's A150 Set-Top Integrated with Nordija's Widget-Based IPTV and Multiscreen Middleware and Service Delivery Platform, fokusOn
  • #LaborLive Promotion Sees Animal Planet Offering Live-Streaming Video of Animal Births at Nebraska State Fair
  • App Store Specialist, AppCarousel, Partners with TVersity to Deliver HTML5 App Platform for STB's and Smart TV's via the Cloud
  • AppCarousel Licenses RDK
  • AT&T Files Lawsuit Claiming Cox Has Infringed on its Patents for DVR, STB and Other Technologies
  • UK TV-Measurement Organization, the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board (BARB), Announces New, Kantar Media-Developed Measurement Technique for Capturing Panelists' Viewing on iPad and Android Tablets
  • BBC iPlayer to Offer 3 Exclusive Programs for London Fashion Week
  • BBC to Offer Satirical Show on Scottish Independence Referendum, "Frankie Boyle's Referendum Autopsy," Exclusively on iPlayer
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