Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Comedy Central, DASH264, DDD Group, Yabazam!, LG, Samsung, Dijit, Miso, Elemental Technologies, Espial, ANT, ETRI, Kaon Media, GetGlue, Hulu

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:

  • Comedy Central Launches CC Studios to Develop Content, Concepts and Talent for Digital Platforms; Will Be Led by Allison Kingsley, Newly Appointed VP of Digital Development
  • DASH264 Implementation Guidelines Now Available for Public Review; Billed as "Defin[ing] an Interoperability Point for Video Distribution Over-the-Top"
  • 3D Specialist, DDD Group, Says Growth in 3D TV and PC Sales Has Resulted in 56% Year-over-Year Revenue Increase
  • DDD Group Launches New, $9.99-per-Month Subscription Version of its Yabazam! 3D VOD App on LG 3D Connected TV's in the US; Transactional Version of App, also Available on Samsung Connected TV's, Has Launched in 13 Countries (January 9th)
  • DDD's Yabazam! 3D App for LG Connected TV's Launches in Seven More Countries (January 2nd)
  • Dijit (NextGuide) Acquires Assets of GoMiso, the Company Behind the Miso Social-TV Service; Will Continue to Support Miso and SideShow Users, but Will Close Down GoMiso's Quips App and Service; GoMiso Founder, Somrat Niyogi, to Join Dijit as Advisor
  • Dreamworks' Katzenberg Predicts Studios Will Eventually Charge for Streaming Content on Basis of Screen Size
  • Multiscreen Video-Delivery Specialist, Elemental Technologies, Named one of the US's Top-25 Most Promising Privately Held Companies by Forbes Magazine
  • Canadian IPTV/VOD/TV Browser Software Company, Espial, Completes £5 Million Acquisition of UK DTV Software Provider, ANT
  • Report: Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) Teams with Kaon Media on HTML5-Based Connected Set-Top that Lets Users Customize its Interface, Delivers Personalized Advertising
  • Social-TV Company, GetGlue, Updates its iPhone App, Unveils New Sticker Features, Reveals Plans for Grammys
  • GetGlue Trumpets Usage Stats for its Social-TV Platform during Super Bowl
  • GetGlue Partners with Netflix to Bring Social TV to "House of Cards"
  • GetGlue in Super Bowl Social-TV Partnership with Hulu




GetGlue - Super Bowl

GetGlue - Netflix

GetGlue - Hulu

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