Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): SnappyTV, Pac-12, Ooyala, Music Choice, TMS, Digitalsmiths, Twitter, Vine, Nielsen, SocialGuide, USA Network, Youtoo, NATPE, Google, YouTube

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 earlier this month 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.

  • Pac-12 Enterprises Selects SnappyTV's Cloud-Based Social-Video Publishing and Distribution Platform; Deal Sees SnappyTV Collaborating with Ooyala (December 17th)
  • Suddenlink Launches Music Choice's Interactive TV Channel, SWRV (December 20th)
  • Swedish Triple-Play Provider, Com Hem, to Use TMS's On Entertainment Metadata in its Next-Gen Guides for TV, Tablet, Smartphone and PC (December 17th)
  • TMS Launches OnConnect Managed Services; "Data-as-a-Service" Platform Offers API's, Developed in Partnership with Digitalsmiths, and Image-Hosting Service (November 28th)
  • Twitter CEO Teases Vine In-Stream Video-Sharing Functionality
  • Twitter, Nielsen in Exclusive, Multi-Year Agreement to Create "Nielsen Twitter TV Rating"; Service Slated for Commercial Availability in Time for Fall 2013 TV Season (December 17th)
  • Nielsen and NM Incite, its JV with McKinsey, Acquire Social-TV Analytics Company, SocialGuide (November 12th)
  • USA Network Teams with FBI on "Real Life White Collar Crimes" Web Site; Site Invites "White Collar" Viewers to Solve Real Crimes
  • Youtoo Partners with NATPE to Offer TV Stations One Free Year of its Interactive TV Service
  • Youtoo Dropped by Verizon FiOS TV (December 19th)
  • Youtoo Signs with CAA (December 12th)
  • Google's Nikesh Arora Says "Gangnam Style" Generated $8 Million in Revenue on YouTube
  • Google Earnings Call Highlights Increasing Importance of YouTube to the Company

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