Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Liberty Global, UPC Cablecom, Horizon TV, Sky, Monterosa, My Damn Channel, Roku, IGN, Rovi, S&T, Thomson, TiVo, Flingo, OMD, Turner Sports

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:

  • Liberty Global's Swiss Subsidiary, UPC Cablecom, Launches Company's Horizon TV Advanced-TV Platform; Liberty CEO, Fries, Says Company Has Sold 100,000+ Horizon Subscriptions in Past Five Months
  • Sky Using Monterosa's LViS Studio Platform to Power Second-Screen Voting for Reality Show, "Got to Dance"; Solution Works on Web, Mobile or zeebox
  • Online Programmer, My Damn Channel, Announces Two New Original Comedy Series Are Now in Production; "The Mark Malkoff Challenge" and "Life: A Gamer's Guide" Will Premiere on MSN Entertainment
  • Games Company, IGN Entertainment, Launches App on Roku; IGN Channel Features Original Series, Reviews, Game Guides, Live Events Coverage
  • Rovi Releases Results for "Transition Year"; Renewed EPG Deals with 32 Cable Operators, but Saw Revenue Declines in its CE Discovery and Advertising and CE Video Delivery and Display Segments; Expects to Deploy TotalGuide Platform with Six MSO's in 1H, 2013
  • UK Interactive TV Technology Provider, Strategy & Technology (S&T), Promotes Kate Chaux to COO, Americas, Appoints Oliver Bagelman as Sales Account Manager; Both Will Be Based in Company's Boulder, CO Office
  • Thomson Video Networks Launches RD6000 Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD), Billed as Supporting Full Range of MPEG Contribution Applications
  • TiVo Integrates Flingo's LaunchPad Video Platform into its Premiere STB's, to Enable Rapid Video Publishing and App Deployment; "LaunchPad for TiVo" Features 70+ On-Demand Video Apps, Including Content from TMZ, A&E, History, Showtime and TV Guide, as well as TiVo-Exclusive Content
  • OMD Teams with Turner Sports to Launch "Game Time Assist" Sponsored Extension for its "NBA Game Time" Second-Screen App; Initial Sponsor, State Farm, Will Use Extension to Synchronize App Content with its Commercials via ACR


Kate Chaux

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