Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 4/6/15 (V): MPP Global, NAGRA, DISH, EchoStar, SmarDTV, NBCU, Netflix, NeuLion, Tennis Channel, NFL, Nielsen, Norigin, OnLive, Ooyala, TubeMogul, Powa

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2015 (June 23rd-24th in San Francisco--purchase your tickets here!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • MoffettNathanson Study Finds that Viewers Watch Cable Primarily for Library Content rather than Originals
  • MPEG LA Updates its HEVC Patent Portfolio License to Reflect Recent Revisions to HEVC Standard
  • MPP Global Updates its eSuite Cloud-Based Content-Monetization Platform; New Version "Provides Print, Broadcast and New Media Organizations with a Fully Integrated, End-to-End Cloud Identity Management, CRM and Ecommerce Platform"
  • MPP Global Launches Metering and Entitlements Module for eSuite
  • NAGRA Powers Dynamic Ad Insertion and Audience Measurement Capabilities for DISH Network's DISH Anywhere Multiscreen VOD Service via New Features on its MediaLive Secure Player Solution
  • EchoStar to Become Shareholder in Kudelski's STB and Conditional-Access Subsidiary, SmarDTV; SmarDTV "Will Build on the Heritage of NAGRA, Conax and OpenTV, as well as EchoStar's Proven Engineering and Technology Capabilities, to Facilitate Joint Commercial Activities"
  • NBC News Becomes First TV News Organization to Launch an Official Account on Chat Service, Kik; "Users Can Search for and Send a Message to the Username NBCNEWS. When they Send a Keyword such as 'Politics' or 'Technology,' Users Will Instantly Receive and Array of Story and Video Content from"
  • Report: NBCUniversal Planning to Launch "TV Everywhere" Apps on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Microsoft Xbox in 2H, 2015
  • NBC Launches Google Maps-Powered Companion Experience for New Drama Series, "American Odyssey"
  • Netflix Launches in Australia and New Zealand
  • Remote Controls on Panasonic, Philips, Sony, Toshiba and Vestel Smart TV's, Blu-ray Players and STB's for the European Market to Add Netflix Button
  • Netflix Orders Originals from the Duffer Brothers, and from Bob Odenkirk and David Cross
  • Netflix to Premiere Chris Tucker Stand-Up Comedy Special
  • Report: Netflix to Revive "Full House"
  • Netflix Renews "House of Cards" for 4th Season
  • Report: Netflix Now Investing More in Content than the BBC
  • Netflix Adds Anne Sweeney and Brad Smith to its Board
  • NeuLion Announces Support for Secure, End-to-End 4K Streaming Using HEVC and MPEG DASH; Univision: "As we Evolve our Sports Content to Ultra HD Video, we Have also Extended our Relationship with NeuLion to Power all of our Live Sports across our US Fan Base"
  • NeuLion Q4 Revenue Increases 17%, Net Income Increases 45%
  • NeuLion Completes Acquisition of DivX
  • Tennis Channel Taps NeuLion to Create TV Everywhere and Subscription OTT Presence on Apple TV (January 26th)
  • NFL to Live-Stream October 25th Bills-vs.-Jaguars Game Worldwide; Game Will Be Played at London's Wembley Stadium
  • Nielsen Releases Q4 2014 Total Audience Report
  • Nielsen to Measure Viewing of Netflix and Amazon Prime by Middle of this Year
  • Norwegian OTT Multiscreen Video Company, Norigin Media, Names Ajey Anand CEO, Announces Restructuring
  • One World Sports Launches "TV Everywhere" App
  • Cloud-Gaming Company, OnLive, to Close Down April 30th; Sony to Buy its Patents and Technology
  • Ooyala-Subsidiary, Videoplaza, Partners with TubeMogul to Create Programmatic Marketplace; Marketplace Combines TubeMogul's Platform with Videoplaza's Sell-Side Solution to Enable "Top Brands, Agencies and Trading Desks Using TubeMogul Video Advertising Software to Access Videoplaza's...International Inventory...of Premium Video Publishers, Broadcasters and Operators"
  • Ooyala Publishes Q4 2014 Global Video Index Report; Report Finds that Smartphones and Tablets Now Account for One Third of All Online Viewing
  • L'Oreal USA Partners with Powa Technologies to Make TV and Other Forms of Advertising Shoppable


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