Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Espial, Panasonic, ESPN, MLB, Midcontinent, FunBuilt, httv, ivi, Jinni, Prisa TV, Mariner, MONKEYmedia, mPortal, Access

How to Play YourSay v_02

Because the [itvt] editorial team is busy working on our upcoming TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC Intensive (December 10th in New York City), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/headlines format:

  • Espial's TV Browser Pre-Integrated on Panasonic Semiconductor's Connected-TV Platform
  • ESPN, MLB Sign Eight-Year Multiplatform Rights Extension; New Deal Includes "Increased Interactive Television Rights"
  • ESPN Launches College Football App for iOS and Android, Replacing Bowl Bound App
  • Midcontinent Launches ESPN's WatchESPN Streaming Video Service
  • Game Developer, FunBuilt, Launches "YourSay" Social/Interactive TV Show on Facebook
  • France's httv Launches "HbbTV StarterKit" for Prototyping, Validating and Demo'ing HbbTV Apps
  • httv Names Former OpenTV/Nagra Executive, Regis Saint Girons, CEO
  • Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Preventing ivi from Retransmitting TV-Station Signals over Internet
  • Spanish Pay-TV Operator, Prisa TV (Canal+ Spain), to Use Jinni's Semantic "Taste-and-Mood-Based" Content-Discovery Engine
  • Mariner's xVu IPTV Service-Monitoring Platform Integrated with Microsoft Mediaroom Client 2.2
  • MONKEYmedia, Best-Known for its Patent-Enforcement Efforts, Launches "Walk-In Theater," an Immersive, Interactive Media Experience for iPad
  • mPortal Launches New Social-TV API's for its Springboard Media Platform, to Enable Fast Development of Second-Screen Companion Apps for Connected Devices
  • Access Trumpets its NetFront Browser NX 2.0's HbbTV 1.5-Compliance
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