Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Octoshape, NetRange, Sky+, zeebox, Target, Thomson, Turner Sports,, WitStream, Ustream, Verizon, ActiveVideo, TiVo, Redbox, Mattel

Falling For You: Behind-the-Scenes of a Target Style Short Film

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--early-bird pricing ends this Sunday!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format:

  • Octoshape in Connected-TV Partnership with NetRange
  • Sky Revamps its Sky+ DVR Service: New Features Include 7-Day Catch-Up, More Storage, zeebox-Powered iPad App for Second-Screen Interactive TV
  • Retailer Target to Launch Tcommerce-Enabled Film, "Falling for You"; Film, Developed by Digital Agency, Space150, and Helmed by "Mad Men" Director, Phil Abraham, Stars Kristen Bell, Zachary Abel, Nia Long
  • Japanese Broadcaster, NHK, Uses Thomson Video Networks' ViBE VS7000 to Support Olympics Broadband VOD
  • Turner Sports-Managed Site to Offer Live Streaming Video, "Tweet Battle," and other Interactive and Social Features
  • Partners with WitStream to Bring Live, Curated Feed of Commentary from Comedians to its Second-Screen Coverage
  • Ustream Launches New Version of its "BFF" Facebook Broadcaster
  • Verizon Settles Patent Disputes with ActiveVideo and TiVo
  • Verizon-Redbox Streaming Joint-Venture to Launch by Christmas
  • Verizon FiOS TV Enhances its VOD Service with Pre-Purchase Capability, Preview Option, Free FlexView Trial
  • Verizon FiOS TV Launches Mattel's Interactive Barbie Channel


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