Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 9/25/14 (I): ABC, Accedo, ActiveVideo, AdGorilla, A+E, AioTV, Alcatel-Lucent, Al Jazeera, Amazon, Anevia, AnyClip, AOL, Apple TV, FX, Arris

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:

  • ABC Relaunches its WATCH App; New Features Include Integration of the Viewer's Facebook and Twitter Pages, Easy Sharing of Video Clips, "Multi-Cam" and More
  • Accedo Launches Accedo VIA, Billed as "a State-of-the-Art Application Solution, which Enables Operators, Media Companies and Broadcasters to Launch Full-Featured Multiscreen Services Quickly and Efficiently across Multiple Connected Platforms, Including PC's, Mobiles, Tablets, Smart TV's and Game Consoles"
  • ActiveVideo Becomes RDK Licensee; Will "Provide a Cloud-Based Browser for Delivery of HTML5-Based Interactive TV UX, Content and Applications to RDK Devices"
  • HBO Europe Using ActiveVideo's CloudTV StreamCast Platform to Bring HBO Go Online Video to Existing Pay-TV Set-Top Boxes at Scale
  • Liberty Global-Owned Cable Operator, UPC Hungary, Says its ActiveVideo-Powered YouTube STB App Is Generating 1 Million Minutes of Viewing per Day
  • AdGorilla Taps ATEME to Provide Managed Encoding Solution for MVPD's
  • AdGorilla Joins EIDR; Will Leverage Universal ID in Targeted Advertising
  • A+E Networks "TV Everywhere" Apps Launch on Amazon Fire TV; Company Says its TVE Apps Have Seen 22 Million Downloads to Date
  • aioTV Awarded US Patent for System of Unifying Multiple Sources of Video Content into a Single Experience
  • aioTV Integrates AndroidTV into its Platform (July 8th)
  • Alcatel-Lucent Developing "Virtual Private Copy Architecture" that "Will Enable Pay-TV Providers to Offer the Ability to Store Favorite TV Programs in the Cloud Cost-Effectively while Maintaining Compliance with Content Rights Legislation"
  • Alcatel-Lucent Unveils New Virtualization, Automation and Reporting Features for its Velocix CDN
  • Al Jazeera Launches Mobile App for AJ+, its Millennial-Targeted OTT Video Service
  • Amazon's Head of Digital Music and Video, Bill Carr, to Leave the Company at Year's End
  • Anevia Launches Cloud-Based Video-Delivery Service, Based on Integration of its ViaMotion Products with Amazon Web Services
  • Anevia Adds H.265 HEVC Support to its ViaMotion OTT Video System
  • Anevia ViaMotion Packager Multiscreen Adaptive-Streaming Preparation Engine Now Qualified with the Akamai Intelligent Platform
  • Anevia Launches "ViaMotion Infinite" Multiscreen nPVR Solution at IBC 2014
  • AnyClip Media Launches "Play Safe Widget" to Counter Fraud in Online Video Advertising
  • AOL Sets Premiere Dates for its Fall Line-Up of Original Programs
  • Report: Apple TV's Launch of HomeKit Support May Mean it Is Destined to Serve as a "Hub for the Smart Home"
  • FXNow "TV Everywhere" App Launches on Apple TV
  • Arris Adds to its Portfolio of Video-Compression Solutions
  • Arris Launches New Set-Tops with HEVC, UHD and 802.11 WiFi Support
  • Arris and Playcast Media Power TV Cloud-Gaming Service for Portuguese Operator, MEO
  • Turkey's TTNET Rolls Out Arris's VIP1113 IPTV HD Set-Tops

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