Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): ITV, litl, Accedo, Logo, Microsoft, Minerva Networks, Netflix, YouTube, Netgem, Videofutur, Premier League, NFL Digital Media

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.

  • ITV Warns that Connected-TV Interfaces Pose Threat to Public-Service Broadcasters: "The Screen that a Viewer Will Be Pointed to First Is not an Electronic Program Guide but a Home-Screen Controlled by the Television Manufacturer"
  • litl Teams with Accedo to Bring its Woven Photo-Viewing App to Samsung Smart-TV Devices (November 28th)
  • Logo to Launch Social Media-Driven Sex and Relationship Advice Program, "That Sex Show"; Supplemental Online Version to Feature Content "Too Hot for TV" (December 13th)
  • Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Media Services; Touts Release as Providing "Everything You Need to Quickly Build...Scalable, End-to-End Media Solutions for Streaming On-Demand Video to Consumers on Any Device"
  • Regional Telco, TDS Telecommunications, Switches from Minerva Networks' IPTV Platform to Microsoft Mediaroom
  • Netflix Q4 Financial Results, Subscriber-Acquisition Totals Exceed Analyst Expectations
  • Netflix, YouTube Working on Open Second-Screen Protocol, DIAL; Initiative Supported by Samsung, Sony, Hulu, BBC
  • Netgem in Bid to Acquire Connected-TV Programming Provider, Videofutur
  • News Corp.-Owned Newspapers, The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times, in Deal to Offer Premier League Soccer Highlights Online and via Mobile Apps
  • NFL Digital Media Unveils its Super Bowl Plans; Will Offer Multiple Apps, Extensive Live-Streaming, Social Media-Driven Interaction, and More

litl App with Accedo for Samsung Smart TVs

Microsoft's Window Azure Media Services

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