Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Rovi, Microsoft, Belkin, Broadcom, ruwido, Strategy & Technology, SimpleStream, Vision21, Sharpie, Synacor, Technicolor, Broadpeak, Teleste, Verimatrix

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)--and because of the large volume of news being generated by the IBC--we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format. We anticipate that it will take us a couple of days to catch up with all the recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or pre-briefed us on an announcement, and don't see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us:

  • Rovi Launches MainConcept-Branded Codec SDK for New H.265/High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) Standard
  • Microsoft Signs Multi-Year Agreement for Windows Azure Media Services to Use Rovi's MainConcept H.264 Video Codec and SDK
  • Rovi's Rovi Video Metadata Collection Powers Guide for Belkin's New @TV Streaming Device
  • Broadcom's Latest IPTV Platforms to Support Rovi DivX Plus Streaming
  • ruwido's New r117 Remote Integrates Voice Control
  • Strategy & Technology (S&T), SimpleStream and Vision21 Form "Synapse TV" Joint Venture to Integrate OTT Video into Digital Broadcasting Systems; Synapse System Is Based on the MHEG Standard
  • Sharpie Launches Interactive Music Video at MTV VMA's
  • Synacor Expands its Cloud ID Platform with New "Social Login" Functionality for "TV Everywhere" Authentication
  • Technicolor Joins Broadpeak Open Alliance: Will Integrate Broadpeak's nanoCDN onto its Home Gateways
  • Teleste Selects Verimatrix's VCAS to Secure its New Ubique OTT Solution
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