Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Softel, Miranda, Belden, Synacor, Cable One, TBS, Team Coco, Twitter, Vine, Vinepeek, Verimatrix, Viki, Amazon, Vme Media, CMC, Volkswagen, YouTube, Zappware

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.

  • UK-Based Subtitling, Captioning and Interactive TV Technology Provider, Softel, Acquired by Belden-Owned Miranda Technologies; Deal Designed to Give Softel Access to New Markets
  • Synacor Expands its "TV Everywhere" Partnership with Cable One
  • Synacor Appoints Marwan Fawaz, Gary Ginsburg to its Board of Directors (January 4th)
  • TBS Sets January 31st for Broadcast of "Occupy Conan"; Episode of Late-Night Talk Show Will Consist Entirely of Scenes Re-Created by Viewers; Show's Host Will Live-Blog via "Team Coco" Second-Screen App
  • Twitter Launches Vine Video-Sharing App; App Is Blocked by Facebook
  • Vinepeek Shows Unmoderated Stream of Newly Posted Vine Videos
  • Verimatrix's Video Content Authority System (VCAS) Deployed by Russia's MegaFon to Secure Hybrid IPTV/OTT Service
  • Report: International TV Service, Viki, in Deal to Bring its Content to Amazon's Prime Instant Catalog
  • Vme Media Selects Comcast Media Center's (CMC) Content Solutions Unit to Manage and Deliver VOD Programming for its Spanish-Language TV Channel
  • Volkswagen Taps YouTube Stars for Super Bowl Ad-Campaign Teaser
  • Zappware Delivers End-to-End, Multi-Device OTT Solution for Linear and Non-Linear TV to Cable Operators, SBB (Serbia) and Telemach (Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina)

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