Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Accenture, NSN, AOL, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Capablue, Civolution, CNN, CTAM, Dish Network, Viacom, Univision, Scripps, DTG, HbbTV

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), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines format:

  • Accenture Acquires Nokia Siemens Networks' IPTV Assets; Will Integrate them with its Accenture Video Solution

  • AOL to Distribute its Entire 20,000-Title Original Video Library on YouTube
  • BBC iPlayer Sees Record Usage (196 Million Requests) in August, Thanks to London Olympics
  • BBC Releases Schedule of Red-Button Interactive TV Programming and Services through October 6th
  • UK-Based Connected-TV Solutions Provider, Capablue, Completes Series-A Funding Round; Appoints Investor, Ad-Industry Veteran Charlie Makin, as a Director
  • Civolution Publishes White Paper on Automatic Content Recognition (ACR)
  • CNN to Provide Live Coverage of Presidential Debates on Web and iOS Apps; Interactive Features on Include Clip-and-Share Functionality, Social Buzz Meter, Social Media Integration, DVR-Style Controls, and More
  • CTAM Announces Finalists of its "Sync to TV" App-Development Contest: A&E, Discovery, Showtime, Syfy, Turner Broadcasting, USA Networks
  • Report: Dish Network in Discussions with Viacom, Univision, Scripps about Launching Internet-TV Service
  • UK's Digital Television Group (DTG) Releases Connected-TV Specification; D-Book 7 Part B References the Latest Version of HbbTV, Includes Additional Features to "Meet the Requirements of UK Service Providers"
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