Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Civolution, Concurrent, Conviva, Criterion, Hulu, Discovery, Elemental Technologies, Comcast, Espial, Google, BT, iN Demand, Intel

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:

  • France's Lagardere Active Using Civolution's SyncNow Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) Technology to Power Second-Screen Interactive TV App for its Gulli Channel; App Initially Used for Interactive Advertising, Will Subsequently Be Extended to Programming
  • Multiscreen Video Solutions Provider, Concurrent, Trumpets Current Analysis Ranking as "Leader for On Demand Video Servers"
  • Video-Stream Optimization Specialist, Conviva, Releases "Viewer Experience Report"; Claims Poor Quality of Online Video Cost Brands $2.16 Billion in 2012
  • Criterion Makes its Films on Hulu Available Free of Charge through February 18th
  • Discovery Communications CEO, David Zaslav, Casts Light on Company's "TV Everywhere" strategy
  • Multiscreen Video-Delivery Company, Elemental Technologies, Unveils Version 2.0 of its Video-Processing Software, Featuring "Unified Support for Multiple Codecs, Delivery Standards and Content-Protection Technologies"
  • Elemental Launches Nvidia Tesla GPU and Intel Sandy Bridge-Based Versions of its Elemental Live and Elemental Server Products; Will Be Used by Comcast
  • VOD/IPTV Solutions Provider, Espial, Taps WiLAN to Help it License its Video-over-IP Patent Portfolio
  • Report: 20 Hardware Makers Meet in Seoul to Discuss Future of Google TV; Participants Include LG, Sony, Hisense, TCL, Marvell and MediaTek, as well as Google-TV Newcomers, Nemustech and Wistron
  • In Countersuit, Google Claims BT's IPTV and Set-Top Businesses are Infringing on its Motorola Mobility Patents
  • Cable-Owned VOD Aggregator, iN Demand, Launches Promotional Campaign for Awards-Season VOD Line-Up; Campaign Features Multiple Social and Interactive Elements
  • Intel Media Chief, Erik Huggers, Says "Friends and Family" Testing of Company's TV Service Has Already Begun


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