Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Rovi, Novatek, DECE/UltraViolet, Mei-Ah, China Mobile Hong Kong, J:COM, Sharp, Nintendo, KDDI, Samsung, PlayJam

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC Intensive 2012 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period--as well as the huge volume of news currently being generated by CES 2013--we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a couple of weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.

  • Rovi Developing Services Gateway Platform to Facilitate Introduction of IP-Based Services into Cable Ecosystem and Facilitate Operators' Move to IPTV
  • Novatek to Integrate Rovi DivX Plus Streaming Technology into Upcoming Digital-TV SoC
  • DECE Approves Rovi DivX Plus Streaming DRM for Use within UltraViolet Ecosystem
  • Rovi DivX Plus Streaming Powers Premium Mobile Video Service for Mei-Ah and China Mobile Hong Kong
  • Japan's J:COM to Launch Rovi G-Guide on Set-Top Boxes and Mobile Devices
  • Rovi G-Guide to Power Remote Access via Smartphone for Sharp AQUOS Blu-ray (December 18th)
  • Rovi in G-Guide Deal with Nintendo for Wii U and TVii (December 25th)
  • Rovi Extends its G-Guide Agreement with Japan's KDDI (December 26th)
  • Rovi Touts "Entertainment Unbound" Concept at CES 2013
  • Samsung to Use "Rovi Video" Metadata to Power Discovery in its Smart TV's and Tablets
  • Rovi Unveils "Multi-Screen Service" to Enable CE Manufacturers and App Developers to Offer Cross-Device Interactivity; Will Be Incorporated into PlayJam's Smart-TV Publishing and Optimization Tools, to Power Connected-TV Gaming with Second-Screen Features
  • Rovi to Pursue Sale of its Rovi Entertainment Store Business
  • Rovi Launches "Rovi Insights" Report Series on Digital Entertainment Trends
  • Rovi Launches HEVC Development Program

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