Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Accedo, Samsung, Brightcove, Cablevision, CRE, Discovery, TVplus, Ensequence, Verizon FiOS TV, FUNimation, Roku, HBO Go

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.

  • Accedo Tapped by British Council to Develop English-Language Quiz App for Samsung Connected TV's, Tablets and Smartphones in Asia; App Powered by Accedo's Cloud-Based Connect Platform
  • Korea's SBS Sports Using Brightcove's Video Cloud Platform to Deliver Live, 3D Olympics Coverage to Samsung Connected TV's
  • Cablevision Launches Optimum App for Kindle Fire; App Features Live TV, VOD, DVR Management and More
  • Cablevision to Complete Roll-Outs of its Onyx User Interface and RS-DVR on its East Coast Systems by Year's End
  • Nielsen-funded Council for Research Excellence to Launch Major Study of Relationship between Social Media and TV Viewing
  • Discovery Communications Taps TVplus to Enable Second-Screen Interactive/Social TV across its Networks; ACR-Powered "Shark Week" App to Launch Next Week
  • Ensequence Tapped by Verizon FiOS TV to Power Interactive TV on NBC Olympics Broadcasts
  • FUNimation Set to Launch Roku App
  • HBO's "TV Everywhere" Service, HBO Go, Offering Original Series
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