Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): HSN, Mass Relevance, Intel, Liberty Global, Horizon TV, Lovefilm, NBCUniversal, Nintendo, DHX Media, Cabovisao, Nagra, NHK

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.

  • HSN Relaunches its Digital Platforms with Mass Relevance-Powered Social-Media Features and More
  • Ex-BBC Future Media Chief, Erik Huggers, Leading "Virtual MSO" Initiative at Intel
  • Liberty Global Taps Mark Giesbers to Head its Horizon TV Unit
  • Amazon-Owned Broadband VOD Service, Lovefilm, in Distribution Deal with NBCUniversal
  • Lovefilm Launches on Nintendo Wii U (December 10th)
  • Lovefilm in Distribution Deal with DHX Media; Deal Covers Such Titles as "Inspector Gadget" and "Dennis the Menace" (November 21st)
  • Portuguese Pay-TV Operator, Cabovisao, Deploys Nagra's MediaAccess Content-Protection Technology
  • Japanese Public Broadcaster, NHK, Developing "Hybridcast" Interactive TV Platform

  Mark Giesbers


North America