Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/25/14 (III): Cisco, A+E, Nielsen, Civolution, Cubiware, DirecTV, Univision, Dish, Scripps, Disney, DLNA, Edgeware, Elemental, Endemol, Entone, Envivio, Ericsson

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:

  • Cisco, A+E Networks Trumpet Successful Integration and Testing of Nielsen ID3 Tagging
  • Cisco Expanding its Videoscape Virtualized Video Processing (V2P) Solution "to Virtualize and Orchestrate all Functions Required to Produce and Deliver Multiscreen Video"
  • ACR Specialist, Civolution, Powering Broadcast-Synchronized Second-Screen ITV for "Ellen"
  • Civolution Teams with Mobile-Marketing Company, Gigigo, to Power Broadcast-Synchronized Second-Screen Advertising for Coca-Cola Spain
  • Civolution's NexGuard Forensic Watermarking Technology Integrated with the RDK
  • Civolution's NexGuard Watermarking Technology to Be Integrated into DivX's New OmniView OTT Solution
  • Civolution's SyncNow Technology Powering Subtitles App for Japanese Broadcaster, Wowow
  • Cubiware Launches "CubiConnect" STB and Gateway Middleware, Featuring Content-Discovery and Cloud Video Services
  • Cubiware Launches "CubiGo" Multiscreen Middleware Solution, Licensed on a "Pay-as-you-Grow" Basis
  • Cubiware Demo's Ability of its HEVC-Capable Middleware to Implement TiVo User Experience on Third-Party STB's by Connecting with TiVo Cloud Services
  • Report: DirecTV Planning to Launch "YaVeo" OTT Service, Targeted at Latinos
  • Report: Univision to Supply Content for DirecTV OTT Service; DirecTV Said to Be in Discussions with Additional Spanish-Language Media Companies
  • Multi-Year Contract Renewal between Dish and Scripps Networks Interactive Gives Dish OTT Multistream Rights for Live and VOD Content; Deal also Expands "TV Everywhere" Line-Up
  • Walt Disney Studios President: "Nothing Substantial Has Come" of Premium VOD (i.e. Releasing Movies on Transactional VOD Platforms Close to their Theatrical Release); Company Focusing instead on Electronic Sell-Through (EST)
  • DLNA Launches "VidiPath" Certification Program for Retail Products Supporting Pay-TV
  • Edgeware Launches "Video Consolidation Platform" (VCP), Billed as "Dramatically Reduc[ing] the High Infrastructure Costs Associated with the Delivery of Next-Generation TV and Video Services"
  • Hong Kong Pay-TV Operator, now TV, Selects Edgeware's VCP to Replace its Current IPTV Delivery System and Launch Cloud DVR Service
  • Edgeware Names Margit Tritt Director of Business Development, North American Cable (April 16th)
  • thePlatform Taps Elemental Technologies for Video-Processing Services
  • Elemental Launches "Elemental Delta" Video-Delivery Platform, Billed as "Overcom[ing] Multiscreen Delivery Complexities, Enabl[ing] Dynamic Ad Insertion for Personalized Viewing Experiences and Optimiz[ing] Content Delivery
  • Endemol North America's Digital Arm, Endemol Beyond USA, Names Ex-Maker Studios Exec., Rico Martinez, Chief Programming Officer
  • Entone's Hybrid-TV Devices Integrated with ZTE's IPTV Platform
  • STB Chipmaker, Entropic, Exploring Possible Sale
  • Envivio Announces Partners for its Nuage Virtualized Cloud-Based SaaS Video Solution, Including Microsoft, Adobe, Dolby and 1 Mainstream
  • Ericsson Launches Ericsson MediaFirst, Billed as "Providing a Cloud-Based, Personalized and Converged Viewing Experience Unbound from Device, Location and Time Restraints"
  • Ericsson Unveils New Release of its Mediaroom IPTV Platform; New Features Include "Making 'Restart TV' a Core Experience; Unified Search Functionality...and a New, More Visual Channel Guide"; Company also Launches Ericsson Mediaroom Reach, Billed as "Quickly, Easily and Cost-Effectively Enabl[ing] the Deployment of OTT Video to any Device"
  • Ericsson Strengthens its Cloud DVR and VOD Hand via Acquisition of Cablevision Vendor, Fabrix Systems

Rico Martinez


North America