Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Accedo, Filmin, Samsung, AFDESI, Visiware, BBC Worldwide, UltraViolet, "Boxee TV," Civolution, HyperTV, Sky Italia, CodecSys, Comcast RDK, Digitalsmiths

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:

  • Accedo Tapped by Spanish VOD Provider, Filmin, to Develop Apps for Multiple Connected-TV Platforms; First App Launched on Samsung Smart TV's and Blu-ray Players
  • Wiztivi, Dotscreen, Nickelodeon, Stingray Digital, TDF/France TV, Visiware, nacamar, httv Win AFDESI's International Interactive TV Awards
  • Report: Australia's Free-to-Air TV Networks in Talks to Launch Joint OTT Service
  • BBC's Commercial Arm, BBC Worldwide, to Release its First UltraViolet-Enabled DVD and Blu-ray Titles in the UK
  • Universal Pictures Exec: UltraViolet to Launch in Canada "Shortly"; Will Launch in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland in Q1, 2013, and in France and Germany in Q3, 2013
  • "Leaked" Photos of D-Link's New "Boxee TV" Device Show HDTV Antenna, DVR Functionality, No QWERTY Remote, More Conventional Form Factor than Boxee Box
  • ACR Company, Civolution, Teams with Second-Screen Interactive TV Specialist, HyperTV, to Enable "X Factor" Social-Media Gaming Experience for Sky Italia
  • Regional Telco, netTALK, Taps Broadcast International's CodecSys to Provide Encoding Platform for its New OTT Video Service
  • Cisco, Technicolor, Humax License Comcast Reference Design Kit (RDK)
  • Video Discovery Specialist, Digitalsmiths, Publishes "Q4 2012 Video Discovery Trends Report"; Report Tracks Consumer Behavior across Multichannel TV, VOD and OTT; Finds "Cord Thinning" Threat to Pay-TV

  SkyItalia, Civolution, HyperTV


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