Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV):, QVC, MediaTek, Opera, Orange Livebox, "Star Trek," Rabbit, Redbox Instant, Samsung, Shazam, Velti, Softel, Sundance, Tool, Team Coco, Telly

Rabbit: The Video Chat Revolution Begins

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:

  •'s Interactivity Suite Powers Social-TV Ticker for QVC America; Ticker Displays Viewer Tweets and Facebook Comments, Moderated on the Fly
  • Names Jaron Millner VP of Australia and Asia-Pacific
  • Fabless Semiconductor Company, MediaTek, Integrates Opera TV Store into its Connected-TV Chipsets; HTML5-Based App Store Now Features 100+ Apps
  • Orange Launches Livebox Play Set-Top Box Platform
  • Paramount Launches Free, Automatic Content Recognition- (ACR) and Augmented Reality- (AR) Enabled "Star Trek into Darkness" App for iOS and Android; App Allows Viewers to Interact with "Star Trek" Content on TV, Including Super Bowl Commercial for New Movie
  • Rabbit Launches Video-Enabled Social-TV App in Private Beta
  • Xbox 360 to Be "Exclusive Gaming and Entertainment Console Launch Partner" for Redbox Instant by Verizon
  • Samsung Launches Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC) in Silicon Valley
  • IPTV Provider, Belgacom, Planning to Launch App for Samsung Connected-TV Platforms
  • ACR Specialist, Shazam, Opens Sydney Office to Support Interactive TV Advertising Efforts in APAC Region
  • Mobile Advertising and Marketing Firm, Velti, Says Shazam-Powered Interactive TV Super Bowl Ad for Jack in the Box Drove "Highest Spike in Mobile Engagement"
  • Softel Details its NAB 2013 Exhibit Plans
  • Sundance Channel Teams with Tool of North America on Two New Facebook-Powered Interactive Apps: "Be Original" and "Rectify: Your Life in Twenty Years"
  • Team Coco Releases "Occupy Conan" Crowdsourced Episode
  • Telly (Formerly TwitVid) Revamps its Social Video-Discovery Platform, with "Algorithmic" Approach, "Carousel" Display for Lean-Back Viewing


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Conan O'Brien

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