Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Aereo, FilmOn, Amazon, CBS, Arris, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Electus, beActive, BrightLine

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:

  • TV-Placeshifting Company, Aereo, Sued by Rival FilmOn, which Claims Rights to "Aero" Brand
  • Aereo Names Ex-Rockstar Games Executive, Alex Moulle-Berteaux, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Amazon Prime Instant Video to Be "Exclusive Online Subscription Home" for CBS's New Stephen King Series, "Under the Dome"
  • Arris Beginning to See Revenues from its E6000 CCAP Device
  • Justice Department Seeking Additional Information on Arris's Proposed Acquisition from Google of Motorola Mobility's Home Unit
  • Trial Will See BBC Premiering up to 40 Hours of Programming on BBC iPlayer; Content Will Include both Online-Exclusive Programming and Programming Destined for Broadcast
  • Technical Lead, Duncan Fortescue, Discusses Process of Building BBC's New Connected Red Button
  • BBC Releases Red Button Interactive TV Schedule through February 16th
  • Electus Acquires North American Format Rights to "Beat Girl," the New Multiplatform Property from Transmedia Production Company, beActive ("Sofia's Diary"); beActive Has Now Been in Business for a Decade
  • Interactive TV Advertising Agency, BrightLine, Names Former Google Exec, Chris Woods, Chief Revenue Officer

  BBC's Connected Red Button Service


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