Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Coca-Cola, Concurrent, Crackle, LG, Samsung, Vizio, Dijit, Miso, E!, Empathy Lab, FlixMaster, Sony, Ashley Highfield

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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.

  • Coca-Cola Launches Social Media-Driven Interactive Ad Campaign for Super Bowl
  • Concurrent Launches Multiscreen Video Assurance Services
  • New Version of Concurrent MediaHawk VX Video-Delivery Software Provides Pay-TV Operators with Expanded Support for OTT VOD on Smart TV's (November 28th)
  • Crackle Launches Video Apps on LG, Samsung and Vizio Smart TV's, Samsung Blu-ray Players; Crackle's Free Ad-Supported Programming Service also Available on Sony Smart TV's and Blu-ray Players
  • Report: Dijit May Be Set to Acquire Miso
  • E! to Offer Extensive Second-Screen Coverage of 2013 SAG Awards
  • Digital Strategy and Multichannel Experience Design Firm, Empathy Lab, Acquired by EPAM Systems; Developed "TV Everywhere" Apps for Liberty Global's Horizon TV (December 20th)
  • Interactive Video Platform Provider, FlixMaster, Secures $1.125 Million in New Funding from Golden Seeds-Led Investor Syndicate, Launches Enterprise Module; Company's Clients Include HBO, USA Network
  • FlixMaster in Interactive Video Deal with Sony Creative Software (November 14th)
  • Former BBC Future Media Chief, Ashley Highfield, Now CEO of Johnston Press, Hopes to Launch "Mini Ultra-Local" Broadband TV Stations

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