Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): A+E Networks, Akamai, Apple TV, ATSC, BSkyB, Roku, CBS, Dish Network, Cisco

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.

  • A+E Networks Launches Global Digital Campaign for "Mankind, The Story of All of Us"; Elements Include Social Media Editorial Calendar, Live Twitter Chats, Dedicated Mobile App (December 18th)
  • Akamai Demo's "Proof-of-Concept" Second-Screen Interactive TV Platform
  • Cook: 2 Million+ Apple TV's Sold Last Quarter, Up 60% from Previous Year
  • ATSC Forms "Implementation Teams" to Drive Adoption of its New ATSC 2.0 and M-EAS Standards
  • BSkyB Launches £5-per-Month "Sky Go Extra" Service; Service Lets Sky TV Customers Download Content for Offline Viewing
  • New Sky Sports-Premier League Deal Will Make Soccer Highlights Available through Sky's Red-Button Interactive TV Service
  • Sky's Now TV Service Launches on Roku (November 28th)
  • CBS Seeking to File New Counterclaims in AutoHop Ad-Skipping Litigation with Dish Network; Claims Dish "Deliberately Chose to Conceal" Plans to Launch AutoHop during 2011 Retransmission Negotiations
  • Cisco Publishes Studies on Streaming Video (December 18th)

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