Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): CBS, Grammys, Channel 4, Fox Networks, Comcast, Deezer, Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Dish Network, HBO Go, AirPlay, Intel, Lovefilm, BBC Worldwide

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:

  • CBS and The Recording Academy Team on "Grammy Live" Multiplatform Interactive Experience; Technology Partners Include AEG Digital Media, Mass Relevance, Akamai, Ooyala
  • UK Broadcaster, Channel 4, Offering Advertisers Sub-Demographic Targeting on its 4oD VOD Service
  • New Distribution Pact between Fox Networks and Comcast Includes Extensive "TV Everywhere" and VOD Components; Deal Includes Framework for Ongoing Collaboration on New Multiplatform Offerings, Advanced Advertising; "Fox Now" Apps to Provide Interactive and Social Capabilities around Fox Shows for Authenticated Xfinity TV Customers
  • Comcast Rolls Out its X1 Cloud-Based Platform in Colorado Springs; Additional Roll-Outs Planned for Coming Months
  • Music Subscription Service, Deezer, in Connected-TV Partnerships with Samsung, LG and Toshiba
  • Dish Network Announces Nationwide Availability of its "Hopper with Sling Whole-Home HD DVR," Launches Multi-Million-Dollar Ad Campaign
  • Dish Network Chairman, Charlie Ergen, Sees Cord-Cutting as Real; Anticipates Continued Success for Netflix and Says Service Will "Change the Way People Watch TV"; Denies Dish Hopper Ad-Skipping DVR Is a Tool to Pressure Broadcasters to Lower Retransmission Fees
  • HBO Go to Add Apple AirPlay Support
  • Intel Media Chief, Erik Huggers, Confirms that Company Plans to Launch TV Device and Service, Featuring Live and On-Demand TV, Later this Year; Device Will Use Facial-Recognition Technology to Deliver Personalized Advertising; Service Will not Be Intel-Branded, Will also Be Available on Mobiles (More)
  • Amazon-Owned UK Streaming Video Service, Lovefilm, Expands Content Deal with BBC Worldwide


Fox and Comcast Distribution Deal


DISH Hopper

North America