Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Amazon, Lovefilm, Disney, Marvel, Amino, Animal Planet, IntoNow, Apple TV, Applicaster, Televisa

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.

  • Amazon Web Services Launches Amazon Elastic Transcoder Service
  • Amazon-Owned UK Broadband VOD Service, Lovefilm, in Deal with Disney UK and Ireland for Animated Content from Marvel
  • DTV Software Company, Amino, Swings to Profit in 2012 on Lower Revenues
  • Amino Showcases New Live Media Gateway at CES 2013 (January 3rd)
  • Amino Secures "Significant New Contract" with a "Leading" European Telco for its Live Media Gateway (December 10th)
  • Animal Planet to Offer Range of Interactive and Social-TV Enhancements for "Puppy Bowl IX"; Yahoo!'s IntoNow to Power ACR-Enabled Second-Screen Experience
  • FCC Filing Reveals Smaller Next-Generation Apple TV
  • Applicaster Launches "Facebook-Oriented" Video Player; Mexican Broadcaster, Televisa, Signs Up as First Customer

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