Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): AT&T, Viacom, BBC, Boxee, FCC, BrightLine, Cisco, Dijit, DirecTV, Entone, NASCAR, Fox Sports, GetGlue

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:

  • AT&T U-verse in "TV Everywhere" Deal with Viacom; Deal Gives Authenticated U-verse Subscribers Access to BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike and VH1
  • BBC Releases Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule through October 20th
  • Boxee's Avner Ronen Welcomes FCC Rulemaking on Encryption of Basic Tier of Cable
  • BrightLine Relaunches its Web Site with "Nearly a Decade of Interactive Television Advertising Metrics"
  • Brazil's Telefonica/Vivo Selects Cisco IP Set-Top Boxes for its New Vivo TV Fibra Service
  • Dijit Adds Support for Amazon Instant Video and Amazon Prime, New Gestures, and More to its NextGuide App
  • DirecTV Launches Genie HD DVR; RVU-Enabled Device Lets Users Record up to Five Shows in HD Simultaneously, Offers STBless Multiroom Functionality, Opt-In Recommendations
  • Entone Launches Magi Hybrid CATV Media Gateway to Enable Cable Operators to Offer Hybrid-TV Service
  • New Eight-Year Deal with NASCAR Gives Fox Sports Media Group "TV Everywhere" Live-Streaming Rights
  • "Walking Dead" Season Premiere Sets Social-TV Record for GetGlue

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