Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 2/3/15 (VIII): Revolt TV, Vubiquity, Vudu, WWE, Wyplay, Xiaomi, Yahoo, YouTube, NFL, PBS Kids, YouView, Ziggo, ActiveVideo

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC 2014 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.

  • Sean Combs' Interactive-/Social-TV Music Network, Revolt TV, Selects Vubiquity to Deliver Multiplatform VOD
  • Vubiquity Names Nick Ruczaj SVP of Commercial for EMEA and APAC
  • Vubiquity in Deal to Make its LiveVU Linear-TV Platform Available to NCTC Members; LiveVU Is Billed as "an Expansive Linear Digital TV Platform with a Path to Advanced Video"
  • Vubiquity Names Ex-Warner Bros. Studios Exec., Michele Edelman, EVP of Marketing and Communications
  • Walmart Launches Vudu Spark, a $25 HDMI Streaming Stick for its Vudu Service
  • WWE Network OTT Service Surpasses 1 Million Subscribers, 11 Months after Launch
  • Promotion Sees WWE Network Offered for Free this Month
  • Sigma Designs Integrates Frog by Wyplay with its HEVC 4K-Capable SMP875x SoC Processors; Will Distribute Reference Designs with Frog Client Device Middleware Pre-Integrated
  • India's Tata Elxsi Selects Wyplay's "Frog by Wyplay" Open-Source TV Middleware
  • Wyplay Connects Frog-Powered Broadcast-TV STB's to Sigfox's Internet-of-Things Network; Combination "Will Allow TV Operators to Connect their Broadcast Decoders to their Backend Systems without a Direct Internet Connection" (December 16th)
  • Wyplay Says Frog by Wyplay Now Has 75+ Licensees (December 11th)
  • Canal+ Group Deploys Frog by Wyplay on its "Le Cube" DTT STB's (December 9th)
  • Huawei Licenses Frog by Wyplay (October 21st)
  • Kaon Media Licenses Frog by Wyplay; Will Act as STB Integrator for the Solution (October 16th)
  • Chinese Smartphone Company, Xiaomi, Launches Tiny, $30, Android-Based HD Streaming STB, the "Mi Box Mini"
  • Report: Yahoo to Premiere Simon Cowell-Produced Reality-TV Show this Year
  • President Obama Interviewed by YouTube Stars Following State of the Union Address
  • YouTube's Head of Originals, Alex Carloss, Says Company Is on Track to Launch Scripted and Unscripted Original Series by Year's End
  • YouTube Now Playing HTML5 Video by Default
  • NFL Launches YouTube Channel
  • PBS Kids Launches YouTube Channel
  • UK Hybrid-TV Platform, YouView, Launches New, Extended Internship Program
  • Netflix Launches on YouView (November 4th)
  • YouView Launches New BBC iPlayer and BBC Connected Red Button (October 23rd)
  • Factual Entertainment Channel, Quest, Launches Catch-Up Service on YouView (October 8th)
  • YouView Names Former Cisco/NDS Executive, Nick Thexton, CTO (September 25th)
  • Dutch Cable Operator, Ziggo, Completes Roll-Out of its ActiveVideo-Powered Cloud-Based GUI
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