Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Ford, Fox Broadcasting, WIGS, Google Glass, Google+ Hangouts, Harmonic, HBO, Innovid, Kantar Media, SecondSync, Channel 4, KIT digital, Movistar

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Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco--Super-Early-Bird Registration ends next Thursday!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • Ford to Crowdsource Video, Print and Social-Media Advertising for 2014 Fiesta Model
  • Fox Broadcasting Forms New Department to Run its Multiplatform Programming Initiatives; Names Shana C. Waterman SVP of Event Series and Multiplatform, and Kiliaen Van Rensselaer SVP of Multiplatform Programming
  • Fox Broadcasting in Programming, Marketing and Distribution Partnership with YouTube Original Drama Channel, WIGS
  • Google Releases Mock-Up POV Video of its Google Glass Augmented-Reality System; Invites Public to Apply to Be Beta Testers (for $1,500)
  • "A-Pop Star Week" Will See Google Holding Seven Days of Google+ Hangouts with Asian Pop Stars
  • Harmonic Sells Cable Access Business to Aurora Networks; Will Focus on Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) and UltraHD Encoding
  • HBO Restructures its Digital Operations
  • Innovid Releases "Interactive Video Advertising Benchmarks" Report; Says Interactive Video Ads Boost Time Spent on Each Impression by 70%
  • Audience-Measurement Company, Kantar Media, in Strategic Data Partnership with Social-TV Analytics Company, SecondSync
  • Channel 4 Taps KIT digital to Develop VOD App for Windows 8
  • Report: Telefonica's Movistar to Launch Tcommerce on its IPTV Platform

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