Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 2/3/15 (IX): Adobe, Sling TV, Univision, Facebook, "Access Hollywood," Twitter, NBC Sports, Netflix, NFL, SeaChange, TiVo, Fox

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.

  • Adobe Uses Adobe Social to Rate Super Bowl Commercials for "Social Buzz"; Highest-Scoring Commercial Was Procter & Gamble's "#LikeAGirl"
  • CableCARD Deployments Surpass 51.5 Million, though only 523,000 in Retail Devices
  • DISH Network's Sling TV OTT Service in Deal with Univision for Live and On-Demand Programming; Univision Channels Covered by the Deal Include Univision Network, UniMas, UDN (Univision Deportes Network), Galavision, El Rey Network, Bandamax, De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clasico, Telehit, tlnovelas, FOROtv, and Univision and UniMas Broadcast Stations
  • Syndicated Show, "Access Hollywood," Launches Behind-the-Scenes Daily Video Series Exclusively on Facebook
  • Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Claim Record Social-Media Activity around Super Bowl XLIX Telecast
  • NBC Sports' Live Streaming of Super Bowl XLIX Sets Records for Average Viewers per Minute (800,000), Concurrent Users (1.3 Million) and Total Minutes Watched (213 Million); Numbers Up Significantly from Fox's Live Stream Last Year
  • Netflix Raising $1.5 Billion for Content Acquisition and other Purposes
  • NFL Commissioner Says League Planning to Stream Regular-Season Game for the First Time: "We Are Aggressively Pursuing the Streaming of a Regular Season Game with our First over-the-top Telecast"
  • Report: Disney Prohibits Access to WatchESPN and Other Content on Roku TV
  • SeaChange International Cuts its Workforce by 10% as Part of Plan to "Streamline" Operations; Expects to Save $11 Million Annually
  • TiVo Research Releases its Annual Analysis of Super Bowl Viewing
  • Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution in SVOD Deal with China's YOU On Demand
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