Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Fox, UltraViolet, FX, "Sons of Anarchy," Magic Ruby, Delivery Agent, Google+ Hangouts, Intertrust, KIT digital, Channel 4, LG, Martha Stewart, Hulu, AOL On Network

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:

  • Fox Planning to Offer Digital Movies Closer to Theatrical Release; Will Join UltraViolet
  • FX Revamps "Sons of Anarchy" Second-Screen App; Magic Ruby-Developed App Features Delivery Agent-Powered Tcommerce, 360-Degree View of "SOA" Clubhouse, and More
  • US Open Holds Google+ Hangouts for Telecasts of Men's and Women's Finals
  • Intertrust Integrates HbbTV 1.5 with Marlin DRM for New IPTV/OTT Technology Stack; Solution Is Compatible with France's TNT2.0 Specifications
  • KIT digital Unveils New Version of its VOD Store Solution at IBC; Updates Include New Editorial and Media Workflow Interface
  • Channel 4's KIT digital-Developed Voice- and Gesture-Controlled App for 4oD on Xbox Wins IBC2012 Innovation Award
  • KIT digital Trumpets its OTT Partnerships with EMEA Broadcasters
  • KIT digital Launches New Version of its Social Program Guide; New Release Adds Support for Integrated Ad Delivery on First and Second Screens, Improved Ad Targeting, "Ad Locker" Feature that Lets Viewers Store and Interact with Ads after Program Ends
  • LG Launches "Game World" Connected-TV Games Portal for its Cinema 3D TV's
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Launching Full-Length Programming on Hulu and Hulu Plus, Short-Form Video on AOL's On Network; Company Taps Fullscreen to Build its Audience on YouTube
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