Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 7/24/15 (II)

Cablevision, Hulu, Canoe, Magid, Kabillion, Music Choice, Broadway Systems, CBS All Access, CeeLo Green, CNN, Collective Digital Studio, Comcast, EA

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 SF 2015 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.
  • Cablevision Awarded US Patent for Audience Measurement and Analytics System
  • Cablevision in Deal to Offer Hulu to its Optimum Customers (April 28th)
  • Cablevision Unveils Product Offerings Targeted at Cord-Cutters (April 23rd)
  • Canoe Reports 8% Quarter-to-Quarter Increase in DAI Impressions for Cable VOD in Q2; DAI Impressions Totaled 2.77 Billion for the Quarter
  • Canoe in VOD DAI Deal with Kabillion
  • Canoe in VOD DAI Deal with Music Choice (June 24th)
  • Canoe-Commissioned Study by Frank N. Magid Associates Finds that "Ads Viewed in a Network's Cable Free VOD Programming in the Day 4+ Window Have a Stronger Lift on Brand Metrics than those Viewed in General TV Advertising, which Includes Viewing on Live Programming, DVR and VOD Anytime" (May 5th)
  • Canoe-Powered VOD DAI Impressions Totaled 2.56 Billion in Q1 (April 23rd)
  • Broadway Systems Partners with Canoe to Offer Dynamic VOD Advertising Management in Broadway Tools (April 9th)
  • CBS OTT Service, CBS All Access, Expands its Live Local Feeds to 75% of the US, via Deals with Media General, Scripps, Sinclair and Other Affiliate Groups
  • New Music Video from CeeLo Green Offers Interactivity via Google Search
  • Generates 212 Video Streams in June, Beating all Competitors Including Buzzfeed and Yahoo
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Acquires YouTube MCN, Collective Digital Studio; Merges it with its own Web Video Arm, Studio71; Combined Company Will Be Called Collective Studio71
  • Comcast Beta-Launches "Stream" Internet-TV Service for Xfinity Internet Customers; Will Offer HBO and Major Broadcast Networks, plus Cloud DVR, for $15 per Month; Will Only Be Available in the Home
  • Comcast Teams with EA to Bring Gaming to TV
  • Comcast Unlocks Sixth Tuner in its X1 DVR's
  • Comcast Rolls out X1 Updates, Including Pre-Order, Revamped Video Toolbar
  • Comcast Launches X1 Screen-Sharing Tool, "Co-Pilot"
  • Comcast Launches Open Source Testing Tools to Encourage Innovation on its STB's
  • Comcast Adds "Baseball Extras" to its X1 Sports App (June 29th)
  • Comcast Rolls out X1 Updates (June 11th)
  • Comcast Names Chris Satchell EVP and Chief Product Officer (June 2nd)
  • Comcast Customers Gain Access to HBO Go, Showtime Anytime on Amazon Fire TV Devices (May 20th)
  • Comcast Rolls Out X1 Updates (May 15th)
  • Comcast Teams with Texas Instruments on Voice-Enabled Remote (May 5th)
  • Comcast Launches X1 "Kids Zone" (May 5th)
  • Comcast Launches WebRTC-Powered "Xfinity Share," Allowing Xfinity Customers to "Live Stream Videos over the Internet from their Phones Directly to X1-Enabled Televisions" (May 4th)
  • Mobile Viewing Up 64% for Comcast's Third Annual Watchathon Binge-Viewing Promotion (April 22nd)
  • Comcast Launches Remote-Control/Content-Discovery App for Apple Watch (April 21st)
  • Comcast Rolls Out X1 Updates (April 7th)
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