Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Samsung "Free the TV Challenge," Gaikai, "Angry Birds," This Technology, Turner, Twitter, Verizon, Coinstar, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Media, TiVo, Vizio, Google TV, Xstream

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days 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.

  • Samsung Electronics America's Third "Free the TV Challenge" to Focus on Storytelling and the Second Screen--Sees Company Partnering with NYTVF
  • Samsung Partners with Gaikai on Cloud-Based Gaming Service for Connected TV
  • Samsung Launches Gesture-Controlled "Angry Birds" Connected-TV App
  • Samsung Selects Microsoft Windows Azure to Manage its Connected-TV Infrastructure
  • Dynamic Ad Insertion Specialist, This Technology, Unveils Product Enhancements to Support Multiscreen Environments
  • Turner Broadcasting Unveils Inaugural Line-Up for its Media Camp Program
  • Twitter in Social-TV Partnership with NASCAR
  • Verizon, Coinstar Begin Trials of Streaming-Video Joint Venture
  • Verizon Wireless Unveils Mobile Video Search Portal, Viewdini--Partners Include Comcast, Hulu, Netflix
  • Virgin Media Considering Rolling Out TiVo across its Set-Top Footprint
  • Vizio Launches Google TV Device
  • Xstream Tapped by Danish Newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, to Develop App for Samsung Connected-TV Devices
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