Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 10/6/15 (V): Ooyala, joiz, Opera, Otter Media, Periscope, Philo, Quickplay, RCN, Rovi, Samsung, Sling TV, S3, Accenture, Screenz, Univision, SeaChange, ROK Mobile

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on TVOT NYC 2015 (December 3rd at the SVA Theatre in New York City--purchase your Fall Discount tickets here!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • Telstra-Owned Online Video Technology Provider, Ooyala, Teams with Social-TV Company, joiz, to "Provide Third Parties Powerful Video, Interactive and Analytics Technologies"; Deal also Sees Ooyala Powering Video and Advertising Solutions for joiz' Social-TV Channels in Switzerland and Germany
  • Ooyala Trumpets Data "Demonstrating Significant Programmatic Revenue Growth across an Array of Broadcasters and Publishers Using its Programmatic Trading Platform, Ooyala Pulse SSP"
  • Ooyala Publishes its Q2, 2015 Video Index
  • Opera Mediaworks and comScore Release Native Video Ad Effectiveness Study for Auto-Playing, In-Feed Environments
  • eSports Company, Major League Gaming, Launches MLG.tv App in Opera TV App Store
  • Korean Semiconductor Company, Telechips, Selects Opera TV Solutions for Smart TV
  • Opera Launches New Version of Opera TV Snap, Billed as "Designed to Provide Broadcasters with Expanded OTT Capabilities on Smart TV's, Including a Ready-to-Deploy HbbTV Solution to Drive Seamless Interactivity on Linear TV"
  • AT&T-Chernin Group Video JV, Otter Media, Unites its Subscription Video Services under New "Ellation" Brand
  • Video-Driven, Sports-Themed Social Network, Overtime, Launches
  • "Panama" App Lets Users Share Anonymous, Location-Based Video
  • Live Social Broadcasting Company, Periscope, to Offer Apple TV App
  • Periscope Launches Web Profiles for 'Scopers
  • Periscope Launches Landscape Mode and Other New Features
  • Reporter for German Newspaper, Bild, Uses Periscope to Cover Syrian Refugees Story
  • Philo Launches its Live TV and DVR Service at 15 More Universities, Bringing its Deployed Base to 40+
  • Philo Scores $10 Million in Series-A Funding; Backers Include HBO (June 15th)
  • Quickplay Partners with Alcatel-Lucent; Partnership "Combines Alcatel-Lucent's Cloud DVR and Velocix CDN with Quickplay's Extensive Virtual Headend and 24//7 Managed Service Model" to "Provide a Migration Pathway from Capital-Intensive Legacy Pay-TV Middleware to a Modular, Multi-Vendor Approach that Gives Service Providers an Option to Bypass Vendor Lock-In and Rapidly Innovate to Meet Market Demands"
  • Quickplay Rolls Out Enhancements to its Managed Video Platform Service
  • Quickplay Says its Managed Video Platform Service Now Reaches "One Billion Addressable Viewers" (July 21st)
  • Quickplay Launches Managed Service that "Enables Content Programmers to Cost-Effectively Roll Out and Distribute High-Quality Broadcast Channels to MVPD's Regionally, Nationally and Internationally": Announces Partnership with AccuWeather (April 14th)
  • Quickplay Powers HOOQ, an OTT JV from Singtel, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Bros. Entertainment (April 8th)
  • RCN Launches "TV Everywhere" App for Android
  • Rovi-Owned Video Search and Recommendation System, Fan TV, Launches on Android
  • Rovi in Metadata Deal with Panasonic Avionics
  • Rovi Extends EPG Agreement with Time Warner Cable
  • Rovi Names Ex-LA Times Publisher, Eddy Hartenstein, to its Board
  • Rovi Teams with Voice-Recognition Specialist, Nuance, to Develop End-to-End Solution for Natural-Language Entertainment Discovery
  • Rovi Study Suggests that Stronger Discovery Strategies Can Increase Pay-TV Programming Consumption and Subscriber Satisfaction
  • Rovi Trumpets its Status as a Global "Metadata Market Leader"
  • Rovi Rolls Out New Features for its Rovi Conversation Services: Conversational Training Tool, Support for Spanish, Enhanced Voice Gateway
  • Rovi Enhances its Video Metadata Offering for the Indian Market
  • Samsung Unveils $99 Gear VR Headset
  • Netflix, Hulu and Twitch Coming to Samsung Gear VR
  • Samsung to Close its Milk Video Service November 20th
  • Sling TV Increases its College Sports Line-Up via Addition of Campus Insiders Channel to its Sports Extra Pack
  • Sling TV Set to Launch on Chromecast
  • Sling TV Updates its Guide on Xbox One; Update Is First Part of Ongoing Upgrade of the Sling TV UI
  • Fusion Launches on Sling TV
  • Time Inc. Launches Sports Illustrated Films, Billed as "an Original Programming Enterprise and Interactive Digital Platform that Will...Create SI-Branded Video Programming for Digital, TV and OTT Distribution"
  • S3 Group's S3 TV Technology Arm to Be Acquired by Accenture; Accenture "Will Integrate S3 TV Technology's StormTest Automated Testing Platform and Video Consulting Capabilities with the Software and Solutions of Accenture Digital Video Services"
  • Accenture Enhances its Accenture Video Solution (AVS) Platform, Partners with Ooyala
  • Univision Taps Screenz to Develop "UniNovelas" App for Viewers of its Telenovelas
  • Univision Taps Screenz to Develop "Conecta" App for Music-Based Reality Show, "La Banda"; App Is Part of Partnership with Screenz to "Create Customized Digital Experiences for [Univision's] Major Shows and Tent Pole Events"; Show Will also Encourage Social-TV Engagement via Facebook, Instagram, Periscope, Snapchat, Twitter, Vine and YouTube
  • Univision Schedules Simultaneous National Broadcast of "La Banda," to "Unite the Show's Social Media Superfans in Real-Time Coast-to-Coast Conversation"
  • Screenz Powers Second-Screen and 24/7 App for Fox's "BOOM!" (June 24th)
  • SeaChange, ROK Mobile Announce Plans to Launch "All-You-Can-Eat Premium Video Offering" OTT in Q1, 2016
  • SeaChange, Imagine Communications in Reseller Agreement for Multiscreen TV and Advanced-Advertising Technologies
  • SeaChange Reports Fiscal Q2 Results, Trumpets Gateway Deployment, New Contracts

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