Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Comcast X1, DLNA, Cox, Cisco, ThinkAnalytics, Tribune Media Services, Disney/ESPN, NFL, CBS, CNET, Dish Hopper, Envivio, Google TV, Epix

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 generated last week 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.

  • Comcast Rolls Out Cloud-Based X1 Service in Philadelphia Region
  • Comcast Launches Xfinity Latino; Service Features "Xfinity Latino Entertainment" Interactive TV Channel, Doubles Amount of Latino-Oriented VOD Content Offered by MSO (December 17th)
  • Comcast Xfinity TV Player App Lets Customers Download Programs to Mobile Devices for Offline Viewing (December 13th)
  • Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, Orange, Time Warner Cable and Other Operators Using DLNA Guidelines to Deliver Premium Content to Consumer Devices
  • Cox Previews New Cisco-Powered Mobile App at CES: App to Feature 90 Live Channels, VOD Access, Remote-Control Functionality, Personalized Recommendations; Recommendations Tech Provided by ThinkAnalytics, Metadata by Tribune Media Services
  • Cox in VOD and "TV Everywhere" Deals with Disney/ESPN, NFL, CBS (December 20th)
  • Cox Updates its Trio EPG; Enhancements Include Personalized Recommendations Tech from ThinkAnalytics (December 18th)
  • Cox TV Connect In-Home Streaming App Adds 56 Channels, iPhone and iPod touch Support (December 10th)
  • Citing Parent Company's Litigation, CBS-Owned CNET Drops Dish Hopper DVR from "Best of CES" Consideration; Concedes that Device Actually Won the Award
  • Envivio Names VP's of Sales for Americas, Asia-Pacific (December 4th)
  • Korea's LG U+ Deploys Envivio Encoding Solutions to Power New Google TV-Based Service (November 28th)
  • Premium Programming Service, Epix, to Launch Apps on PlayStation3, PlayStation Vita



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