Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Abox42, Broadcom, Access, PayWizard, ActiveVideo, Ziggo, CME, Alticast, Anevia, Opera, ANT, Brightcove, Google Widevine

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:

  • Abox42 Unveils New, "High-End" M12 IPTV and OTT Set-Top Box, Powered by Broadcom's BCM7231 Platform
  • Access to Launch its AccessMyTV Social-TV/OTT Platform in Germany in Q1, 2013; PayWizard Tapped to Provide Platform with Monetization Capabilities
  • Access Launches Verimatrix-Powered, "Studio-Confident" Media-Sharing Solution
  • Access's NetFront Browser NX 2.0 Adds HbbTV 1.5, HTML5 Support
  • ActiveVideo's CloudTV H5 Platform to Power Cloud-Based VOD Navigation and Guide for Dutch Cable Operator, Ziggo; ActiveVideo Demo's Beta Ziggo and Comcast UI's at IBC
  • CME Deploys Alticast's AltiPlatform Middleware and AltiView Multiplatform UI to Power New OTT and Hybrid DVB-T/OTT Services in Eastern and Central Europe
  • Anevia's ViaMotion Multiscreen OTT Streaming Solution Supports Streaming of MPEG-DASH Video to Opera Devices SDK for HbbTV
  • Anevia Enables HbbTV Startover Service for Outsourced Managed Video Services Provider, Cognacq-Jay Image
  • ANT Updates its ANT Galio Move Streaming App with New Social-TV Features and Metadata-Powered Links to Associated Online Content
  • Brightcove Unveils New Zencoder Video-Encoding Solutions: Instant Play, which Enables VOD Playback to Begin "Seconds" after File Upload Begins; and Live Cloud Transcoding, which Converts Single Live Video Stream Source into Multi-Bitrate HLS and RTMP Live Streams
  • Brightcove's Video Cloud Platform Now Supports Google's Widevine Multiplatform DRM
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