Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Apple, YouTube, Apple TV, BBC Red Button, Channel 5, Facebook, "Big Brother," Cisco, Olympics, Discovery Networks International

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.

  • Apple Removing YouTube App from iOS 6
  • Apple TV Software Beta 4 Released
  • BBC Says Red-Button Olympics Coverage Has Attracted 17 Million Viewers, and Every Single Red-Button Olympics Stream Has Seen at Least 100,000 Viewers
  • BBC Releases Red-Button Programming Schedule through August 11th
  • Citing "Technical Reasons," UK's Channel 5 Abandons Facebook Voting for "Big Brother"; Will Refund Facebook Credits Purchased by Viewers
  • Cisco Promotes Videoscape Platform by Partnering with NBC Olympics to Offer Influencers at 2012 Olympics a "personalized, interactive, multiscreen Olympics experience"
  • Discovery Networks International Launches its First Social-TV App
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