Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV) 1/24/17: NeuLion, New Form Digital, NextVR, Nielsen, Nuvyyo, Nvidia, OpenTV, Otter Media, PBS, PlayStation, Roku, Samsung, Simplestream, Sinclair, Visible World

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 NYC 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.

  • NeuLion Launches New Version of its CE SDK, Offering "Advance Playback, Mobile-to-TV Interactivity, Total Security, and Live Streaming up to 4K Resolutions for Smart TV Manufacturers"
  • Digital Studio, New Form Digital, Releases Multiple Pilots under Auspices of its "Incubator" Program
  • Report: Live-Streaming VR Company, NextVR, Looking to Launch Paid Events, More Subscription Content
  • Report: Nielsen May Postpone Launch of Total Viewer Measurement Data, Following Criticism from NBCUniversal Ad Sales Chief, Linda Yaccarino, Other Network Execs
  • Nielsen in Multi-Year Set-Top Box Viewing-Data Deal with AT&T
  • New Nielsen Report Tracks TV-Related Social Media Usage
  • Nuvyyo Launches $99 "Tablo Live" OTT Stick; Also Launches DVR App for Nvidia Shield, Previews Cloud DVR for Broadcast TV
  • New Version of Nvidia Shield STB Features Support for Amazon Video and 360 Video on YouTube, Google Assistant-Powered Smart Home Functionality
  • Nvidia's GeForce Experience to Support Live Streaming of Gameplay to Facebook Live
  • OpenTV Files Patent-Infringement Suit against NFL Enterprises
  • Opera TV's OTT Product Suite Pre-Integrated on Novatek's SoC's
  • Chernin Group-AT&T Joint Venture, Otter Media, Names Ex-Fullscreen Exec., Billy Parks, to the Newly Created Role of EVP of Creative and Content Strategy
  • PBS Launches 24/7 "PBS KIDS" Channel on Linear TV, Web and Mobile; Show's Stream Will Feature Integrated Games
  • AOL-Owned RYOT Streams Women's March on Washington in 360-Degree Video
  • Sony PlayStation Vue Adds 20 Local CBS Stations
  • And Another 20
  • Sony PlayStation VR Adds Support for YouTube 360-Degree Video
  • House Republicans Vote to Fine Representatives $2,500 if They Live Stream from House Floor
  • Ricoh Launches Ricoh R Camera to Facilitate Live 360-Video Streaming
  • Roku Says Roku TV's Have Made Up 13% of All US Smart TV Sales in the 2 Years Since Roku OS Platform's Launch
  • Roku Releases New Version of Mobile App; New Features Include "What's On" Tab
  • TCL, Hisense Unveil 4K HDR Roku TV's; Element Electronics Becomes Latest Roku Licensee
  • TV Manufacturer Haier Dropping Roku OS, Adopting Chromecast; Roku Says It Will Continue to Support and Provide Updates for Haier Roku TV's
  • Preschool SVOD Service, Hopster, Launches on Roku
  • Samsung Updates its Smart TVs' Smart Hub Platform; New Features Include Ability to Access via Smartphone, Improved Navigation via "Sports" and "Music" Pages
  • Simplestream Tapped to Power Sony Kids Catch-Up Service on UK's YouView Platform
  • Report: Sinclair Broadcast Group Planning Programmatic Advertising Co-Op, "OxMyx," Powered by Technology from Visible World
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