Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): NDS, Accedo, Netflix,, VidiGo Graphics, Open IPTV Forum, HbbTV Consortium, Ooyala, Playcast Media, QuickPlay, Microsoft Mediaroom

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:

  • NDS, Accedo Partner on End-to-End Solution for Set-Top Box Apps and Widgets; Solution Will Enable Operators to "Launch their own App Store, Manage Application Lifecycle, Contextualize Content, and Monetize Apps through a Connected Set-Top Box"
  • NDS Has its First IBC Outing as a Cisco Subsidiary
  • Netflix Launches WiFi-Only Playback on Android Smartphones and Tablets
  • Adds Real-Time Trend Discovery Tools to its Interactivity Suite, in Order to Drive Conversation During Live Social-TV Broadcasts
  • Partners with VidiGo Graphics to Enable End-to-End Interactive TV Formats
  • Open IPTV Forum, HbbTV Consortium Collaborate on Testing of Connected-TV Technologies
  • Ooyala Launches "Ooyala Discovery" Recommendations Solution, "Ooyala Now" Real-Time Analytics, HTML5 Player, Live In-Stream Ad Insertion
  • Ooyala Q2 2012 Global Video Index Report Finds Substantial Increase in Tablet, Connected-TV Viewing
  • Cloud Gaming Service Provider, Playcast Media, Integrates its Streaming Technology with STB's from Cisco, Pace and AirTies
  • Playcast in Deal to Run its Streaming Service on Nvidia's GeForce GRID Cloud-Gaming Platform; Bouygues Telecom's Bbox Games Service Will Be First to Offer the Service
  • QuickPlay Enables Operators Using Microsoft Mediaroom and Other IPTV Middleware Platforms to Extend their Services to iOS, Android and other OTT Platforms "without New Infrastructure Investment"
  • QuickPlay Appoints Alexandre Maes VP of Sales for EMEA

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