Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): DirecTV, FreeWheel, Elemental Technologies, HEVC, Envivio, FanDuel, Comcast Ventures, GetGlue, Pepsi, HBO, iStreamPlanet, Ooyala

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, 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.

  • DirecTV Teams with FreeWheel to Develop Digital Video Ad Insertion Service for its "TV Everywhere" Platform; Service Slated to Launch Later this Year; Partnership Sees DirecTV Taking Equity Stake in FreeWheel
  • Multiscreen Video-Delivery Company, Elemental Technologies, Announces Support for Newly Approved High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)/H.265 Codec via Software Upgrade
  • Elemental Surpasses 250 Customers in 40 Countries; Customers Include BBC, NHK, Red Bee Media (December 3rd)
  • Multiscreen IP Video Processing and Delivery Solutions Provider, Envivio, Names Former SeaChange Exec., Ira Goldfarb, SVP of Global Sales and Service
  • Fantasy Sports Company, FanDuel, Secures $11 Million in Series-C Funding Round, Led by Comcast Ventures
  • GetGlue Launches New "Promoted Entries" Sponsorship Unit for its Show Feeds and Guide; Secures Pepsi as Exclusive Launch Partner
  • HBO to Avoid Super Bowl Conflicts by Releasing Sunday Episodes of "Girls" and "Enlightened" on Saturday Night via HBO Go and HBO On Demand
  • iStreamPlanet, Ooyala Partner to Provide Multiscreen, Live Linear Streaming Services; Partnership Sees iStreamPlanet's Live-Streaming Workflow Services Integrated with Ooyala's Video-Streaming, Analytics and Monetization Offerings


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