Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV) 8/1/16: KT, Laugh.ly, Layer3 TV, Machinima, eSports, Meredith, MGM, MobiTV, Comcast, Netflix, NeuLion, NewsON, Nielsen, Ofcom, Ooyala, Opera TV

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s news round-ups were on hiatus for a couple of months, because our editorial team was working on TVOT SF 2016 and then taking a post-event break. We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up with all recent developments (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke), 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.

  • KT Launches Tcommerce Service, "Shopping Now"
  • Stand-Up Comedy Streaming App, Laugh.ly, Launches; Announces Multiple Content Partnerships
  • Stealthy "Next-Gen Cable" Company, Layer3 TV, Set to Launch in Chicago, Backed by Altice and Paulson Co.
  • MCN Machinima Targets China Market via Exclusive Licensing Deal with Sohu
  • Machinima in eSports Partnership with Turner's Cartoon Network
  • Machinima Teams with AMC Networks International Iberia to Launch SVOD Channel Devoted to Gaming and eSports (June 30th)
  • Machinima Launches MACH-1 Agency to Connect Brands with eSports (May 6th)
  • Report: Warner Bros. Passes on Chance to Acquire Machinima (April 8th)
  • Machinima in Deal to Launch Daily eSports Show on Verizon go90 (April 4th)
  • Meredith Announces Commitment to "Live, 360-Degree and VR Video Experiences"
  • MGM Names Ex-Univision Exec, Kevin Conroy, President of Digital and New Platforms
  • MobiTV Launches MobiTV Connect Platform, Billed as "an IP Video Delivery Solution which Allows Cable Operators to Significantly Upgrade their User Experience and Utilize the Popular Connected-TV Devices and Streaming Boxes Already in a Large Majority of US Homes"; C Spire Is First Cable Operator to Adopt
  • Netflix in Global Deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution

  • Netflix Launches "Flixtape" Playlist Feature
  • Netflix Subscriber Growth Slows Dramatically
  • Comcast to Offer Netflix on its X1 Platform
  • Netflix, CBS Studios in 188-Country International Licensing Deal for New "Star Trek" Series
  • Deal with The CW Network Will See Netflix Remaining the "Exclusive US Subscription TV Service" for Previous Seasons of the Network's Scripted Series
  • English Football League Taps NeuLion to Power its Streaming Services
  • University of Central Florida Taps NeuLion to Power Digital Sports Network for Web, Apple TV and Roku (June 13th)
  • NeuLion Acquires Saffron Digital (June 6th)
  • NeuLion Re-Organizes its Board and Management Team (June 6th)
  • NeuLion Powers New Digital Service for Eleven Sports Network (May 18th)
  • NeuLion Launches Real-Time OTT Dashboard, Featuring "Instant Analytics for Targeted Marketing, Retention and QoS Programs" (April 15th)
  • NeuLion Digital Platform and Encoder "Certified to Enable Nielsen Measurement on Nielsen's Digital in TV Ratings Product, Enabling NeuLion Content Partners to Add Digital Audiences to their National and Local TV Ratings" (April 14th)
  • NewsON Makes Local News Video Clips Available on the Web
  • Nielsen "Comparable Metrics" Report Sees Increase in Video Viewing on Smartphones in Q1
  • Nielsen Lets Clients Choose a Viewability Provider within its Digital Ad Ratings
  • UK's Ofcom: One Third of TV Watching by 16- to 24-Year-Olds Now via On-Demand OTT Services
  • Ooyala Launches Server-Side Ad Insertion for Live Video Streams
  • Ooyala Releases Q1, 2016 Video Index: Report Focuses on SVOD vs. AVOD Engagement Trends (June 16th)
  • Ooyala Opens India Office (June 9th)
  • Ooyala Tapped to Power Ad-Delivery for Viacom18's Voot OTT Service (May 31st)
  • Ooyala Tapped to Provide Video Delivery, Analytics, Personalization, Monetization Services for Peruvian Broadcaster, America Television (May 12th)
  • Ooyala Powers Live Video Streaming for Australian National Basketball League, National Rugby League (April 25th)
  • Ooyala Launches Ooyala Flex Media Logistics Solution, Billed as "Helping Broadcasters, Studios, Publishers and Brands Modernize Video Production Workflows" (April 13th)
  • Ooyala Releases New HTML5 Video Player
  • Opera TV Launches Version 3.0 of its Snap OTT TV App Technology
  • Opera TV Brings HbbTV 2.0 Support to Vestel Smart TV's (May 5th)
  • Opera Mediaworks, OMD Launch Interactive 360-Degree Mobile Video Campaign for Hilton Hotels & Resorts (April 26th)
  • Opera TV 2.0 Launched; Billed as "Deliver[ing] Interactive Content Discovery on Smart TV's, Blu-ray Disc Players and STB's for Greater Consumer Engagement and a More Tailored Viewing Experience" (January 8th)
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