Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 2/3/15 (VII): Tennis Channel TVE, Time, TiVo, Turner, Simplestream, Twitch, Twitter, Univision, Unruly, Verizon, Vessel, Vimeo, Visible Measures

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.

  • Tennis Channel Launches "TV Everywhere" Service on Apple TV
  • Tennis Channel TVE Now Available to Buckeye CableSystem Subs
  • Time Inc. Launches "Daily Cut" Online Video Platform, Featuring 35,000+ Videos from its Brands; Is Available on iOS, Android, Roku and the Web
  • TiVo to Support its European Expansion Efforts via New Partnership with Ness Software Engineering Services; Will Create Engineering Center in Romania
  • Turner Broadcasting Launches truTV on Simplestream's TVPlayer OTT Platform
  • Simplestream's TVPlayer Launches on Amazon Fire TV (October 23rd)
  • Simplestream Secures Funding for TVPlayer from Beringea (October 13th)
  • Twitch Launches Free-to-Use Music Library for its Broadcasters
  • Twitch Acquires GoodGame; Deal Will Allow it to "Harness GoodGame's Unique Service Package, as well as its Staff's Industry Expertise and Community Leadership, in order to Offer an even Broader Array of Support and Monetization Opportunities to the Greater Twitch Community" (December 9th)
  • Twitter Allows Users to Capture, Edit and Share Videos Directly from the Twitter App
  • Twitter Teams with French Measurement Company, Mediametrie, to Launch Twitter TV Ratings in France
  • Twitter Launches Kids' Version of its Micro-Video Service, Vine
  • Univision's Flama OTT Service Launches Titles on Hulu
  • Univision Names Lincoln Lopez VP and GM of Social Media
  • Unruly: 20% of Internet Users Share Video Ads Daily or Weekly
  • Verizon Adds 24 Live Viacom Channels to its FiOS Mobile App's Out-of-Home Line-Up; App Now Supports 88 Live OOH Channels
  • Verizon Patent Application Suggests Company's OTT Service Will Allow Content Owners to Offer Consumers Trial Subscriptions and Provide Incentives to Consumers who Recruit Friends for Content Trials
  • Report: Verizon Exploring Programmatic Advertising Partnerships with AOL and Other Companies
  • Ex-Hulu CEO Jason Kilar's New Start-Up, Vessel, Launches in Beta; $2.99-per-Month Service Will Offer Subscribers 72-Hour Exclusive Access to Shortform Video from YouTube Creators and MCN's and Other Content Providers; Participating Content Providers Include Rhett & Link, Shane Dawson, Marcus Butler, Caspar Lee Ingrid Nilsen, Machinima, Tastemade, DanceOn and A+E Networks
  • Vice Taps Chris Milk and Spike Jonze to Provide Virtual Reality Coverage of March against Police Brutality; Coverage Available on iOS and Android via Milk's VRSE App
  • Vimeo Launches "Vimeo On Demand Publisher Network," Enabling Partners to Sell Ad-Free Premium Content from its VOD Catalog Directly on their Sites; Launch Partners Include The Atlantic, CBS Interactive Media Group, and TEN
  • Deal Designates Vimeo as Preferred Distribution Platform for Films Funded on Indiegogo
  • Vimeo Adds New Translation and Subtitling Tools, Currency Options, and a Japanese-Language Version (November 4th)
  • Visible Measures Launches Web Site Allowing Public Access to its "True Reach" Online-Video Viewership Metric; Metric Combines Viewership of a Brand's Campaign on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Other Sites; Company: "A Brand that Measures Viewership only by the YouTube View Counter...Is Only Measuring a Fraction of its Campaign Performance"
  • Visible Measures Closes $7 Million Investment Round (October 30th)
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