Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): TWC, DirecTV, Time Warner, TiVo, Super Bowl, TNT, Twitter, Bluefin Labs, Vevo, Disney, Google, STV, Videoplaza, WeVideo, wywy, YouView, TalkTalk, zeebox

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes Now Available to DirecTV Subscribers, as well as TWC Subs, on "TV Everywhere" Basis
  • Time Warner Planning Significant Increase in Original Programming on TBS and TNT, due to Demand for its Content on Netflix and Other Streaming Services
  • TiVo Research and Analytics Releases List of 10 Most Engaging Super Bowl Commercials and Moments; Two Crowd-Sourced Commercials from Doritos, and Audi Commercial that Invited Viewers to Choose its Ending Make the List
  • TNT Updates its "TNT Overtime" Companion Experience for NBA All-Star 2013; New Features Include Alternative Camera Angles Now in HD, In-Game Video Highlights, Social-Media Meter, Player Tracker
  • Twitter Acquires Social-TV Analytics Specialist, Bluefin Labs, for Close to $100 Million
  • Twitter Says that 95% of Online Public Conversations about TV Take Place on its Platform, and that 40% of Peak-Time Twitter Traffic Is about TV
  • Vevo Teams with Disney Interactive to Create "Family-Friendly Music and Video Experiences" on the Web, Mobiles/Tablets and Connected TV
  • Report: Google in Negotiations to Acquire $50 Million Stake in Vevo
  • Scottish Broadcaster, STV, Selects Videoplaza's Karbon Ad-Management Technology to Monetize its Content across Multiple Platforms, Including YouView Set-Top Boxes
  • Rock Band, Coheed and Cambria, Taps WeVideo to Enable Fans to Create their Own Videos for its New Album
  • WeVideo Updates its Collaborative Online Video-Editing Platform
  • German ACR/Second-Screen Interactive TV Company, wywy, Launches Tcommerce Capability; Capability Will Be Available in Germany for "Gossip Girl," "90210," "How I Met Your Mother"
  • UK's YouView Hybrid-TV Platform Estimated to Have Signed up 230,000 Subs in Six Months since Launch; YouView Partner, TalkTalk, Seeing 10,000+ Sign-Ups per Week
  • zeebox Throws Super Bowl "Virtual Viewing Party," Featuring "Real Housewives" Star, NeNe Leakes, New "Buzz Bubbler" Real-Time Social Meter




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