Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Cablevision, Civolution, Comcast Spotlight, Telemundo, Comcast Xfinity TV, Pace, Discovery Networks International, Brightcove, Envivio, Espial, MPEG-DASH

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:

  • Cablevision Begins Roll-Out of its Cloud-Based Optimum Program Guide (Formerly Code-Named "Onyx"); Customizable Guide Is Powered by Technology from Zodiac Interactive; Project Is Led by Interactive TV Industry Veteran, Patrick Donoghue
  • VSN Integrates Civolution's NexGuard Forensic Watermarking Tech to Enable Secure OTT Distribution of Broadcast Content
  • Comcast Spotlight's New CM 360 Unit Teams with Telemundo to Launch Geo-Targeting Advertising Platform, Telemundo+; Platform Lets Advertisers Geo-Target Latino Households across Multiple Screens with English, Spanish or Bilingual Customized Ads; Initial Clients Include Toyota
  • Comcast Xfinity TV Launches "Election Central" to Provide Multiplatform Live and On-Demand Coverage of US Presidential Election
  • Report: Comcast Selects Pace to Supply "XI3" IP-Only Set-Top Box
  • Discovery Networks International to Use Brightcove App Cloud Platform to Power Dual-Screen Catch-Up TV; iOS App Will Let Viewers Discover Episodes, Stream them to their Television Set via Apple TV, and Access Second-Screen Content while Watching; Italy's DMAX Channel Will Be First to Launch
  • Viaplay Taps Envivio to Deliver Live Channels to OTT Set-Top Boxes
  • Espial Optimizes its MediaBase VOD Platform for MPEG-DASH, Joins DASH Industry Forum


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