Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Dune HD, Espial, Food Network, Harmonic, CCAP, Hillcrest Labs, Hulu, Viacom, Interlude, Motive Television, OnLive, Red Bee Media, SeaChange, Arris

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:

  • Dune HD Launches "World's Smallest Hybrid Set-Top Box"; Dune HD Connect Device Plugs into TV Set's HDMI Socket, Enables Delivery of OTT, IPTV and Broadcast Content
  • Espial's MediaBase Platform Powers VOD for Taiwanese Cable Operator, KBRO
  • Food Network to Air Interactive, Two-Hour Special, "Thanksgiving Live," on November 18th; Will Feature Co-Viewing and Exclusive Content at, Live Viewer Question Submissions via Twitter, Facebook and Skype
  • Harmonic Launches NSG Pro Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) to Facilitate Cable's Transition to IP
  • Gestural Control Specialist, Hillcrest Labs, Integrates its MotionEngine Software with Ozmo's WiFi Direct Technologies: Joint Solution Billed as Bringing Motion-Control and Ultra Low-Power WiFi to Remote Controls, Connected TV's, STB's and Streaming Media Players
  • Hulu in Deal with Viacom to Bring Children's Channel, Nickelodeon, to its Premium Service, Hulu Plus
  • Interlude, the Interactive Video Company Founded by Israeli Rock Star Yoni Bloch, Teams with Network A on Interactive Video for Plan B Skateboards
  • London-Based Motive Television Targets US Cable Industry with "TV Anytime Anywhere" Software Platform for Delivering VOD and Linear TV to STB's and Mobile Devices, Using Operators' Existing Infrastructure
  • Report: High-Profile Interactive TV Investor, Gary Lauder, Paid Just $4.8 Million for Assets of Cloud-Gaming Company, OnLive
  • Red Bee Media-Decipher Research Report Finds Broadcasters, Platforms and Content Owners "Not Capitalizing on Rise of the Second Screen"
  • US District Court Rules that SeaChange Did Not Violate 2006 Injunction in Patent Dispute with Arris

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