Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/25/14 (V): Minerva, Zappware, SoftAtHome, Nagra, Dish, NBC, Netflix, NetRange, NextVR, Ooyala, Opera, TiVo, Paula Dean

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

  • Minerva Networks Teams with Harmonic on Solution that Allows Operators to Offer nDVR, Catch-Up TV and Restart TV across Platforms
  • Minerva Networks Tapped to Power Albanian Telco ALBtelecom's New IPTV Service
  • Minerva Networks Launches Suite of "Turnkey" Multiscreen Clients under YourTV Brand
  • Belgian Cable Operator, Mobistar, Taps Alpha Networks, Zappware and Siligence to Power Planned Interactive TV Service
  • Zappware "Strengthens" its Partnership with SoftAtHome to Deliver End-to-End Hybrid IP/Cable Solution
  • Singaporean Cable Operator, StarHub, Selects Nagra's OpenTV 5 Connectware to Power Multiscreen Service Featuring VOD, Multiroom/Multiscreen PVR, HTML5 Apps
  • Mstar Semiconductor's STB SoC Solution Validated for Nagra OpenTV 5
  • Nagra Launches anyCAST Unified Security Services Platform for Pay-TV Industry
  • Dish Network First to Deploy Nagra's New anyCAST Command Security Technology
  • NBC "Today" Show's Carson Daly-Hosted on-Air Social-TV Feature, "The Orange Room," Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with Live Stream, Musical Performance, Celebrity Appearances
  • Netflix Launches in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Netflix to Launch on Bouygues Telecom's IPTV Service in November
  • Deutsche Telekom to Offer Netflix on its Entertain IPTV Platform
  • First Two Seasons of UK Drama Series, "Peaky Blinders," to Premiere Exclusively on Netflix in the US
  • Netflix Teams with Saban Brands on Original Children's Series, "Popples"
  • Netflix Makes 2-Season Commitment to Original Series, "Love," Produced by Legendary Television and Judd Apatow's Apatow Productions
  • Netflix to Let Subscribers Binge-View all 7 Seasons of "Gilmore Girls," Starting October 1st
  • CEO of Australian VOD Service, Quickflix, Pens Open Letter Demanding that Netflix "Play by the Rules"
  • Germany's NetRange to Offer Indian OTT-TV Provider MyTVApp's Content on its Smart-TV Portals
  • NextVR Launches 360-Degree Virtual Reality Camera System
  • Video Streaming Company, Ooyala, Launches "Ooyala Business Consulting" Unit, Billed as "Staffed by Experts from the Broadcast Media, Production, IPTV and Online Video Industries, and Tak[ing] a Data-Driven Approach to Video Business Planning"
  • Ooyala Releases its "Q2 2014 Global Video Index Report"; Finds that Mobile Video Viewing Now Represents 27% of all Online Video Viewing, Up 400% over Past 2 Years
  • Opera's HTML5 TV App Store Seeing Growth among US Cable Operators Thanks to TiVo Partnership; "Opera TV Store"-TiVo Partners Include Evolution Digital, RCN, Cable One, GCI, Grande Communications, Mediacom, Midcontinent and Wave Broadband
  • Altech Using Opera TV Store on its Set-Top Boxes
  • Korean English-Language TV Network, Arirang, Launches 3 Apps in the Opera TV Store
  • Disgraced Former Food Network Star, Paula Dean, Launches Subscription-Based Online Video Network



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