Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Roku, Blockbuster, Rovi, Boxfish, mPortal, Muzu, DivX, LG Electronics, Samsung, SeaChange International, SecondSync

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 midnight Thursday!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • Blockbuster On Demand Launches on Roku
  • Rovi Expands its Rovi Advertising Service to Support Integration of Advanced Display and Video Advertising in Mobile-Phone, Tablet and Connected-TV Apps; Participants in New In-App Advertising Trial Program Include Boxfish, mPortal, Muzu
  • Rovi, LG Electronics Sign New, Multi-Year Worldwide DivX License Agreement; Deal Includes Licensing of DivX Plus Streaming for LG Mobile Devices
  • New Rovi Survey Examines How Consumers Are Interacting with Streaming Video on their Mobile Devices; Finds Mobile Phone Users "More Partial" to UGC
  • Rovi Releases Second Edition of its "Insights" Report Series, Focusing on Impact of HEVC
  • Rovi Beta-Launches DivX Stash; Service Lets Users Assemble Personalized Collections of Web Video for Viewing on Smartphones, Tablets and PC's
  • Rovi Sponsors Blender Foundation 4K Film, Bills Sponsorship as "Demonstrat[ing] its Commitment to Driving Industry Adoption of H.265/HEVC"
  • Samsung Unveils TV Discovery Service for Smart TV's and Mobiles: Service Supports Searches of Linear TV, VOD and Online Video; Provides Personalized Recommendations; Offers Remote Control Functionality, Cross-Device Content Sharing, and Social Sharing
  • Samsung Challenges Apple TV with New, Android-Powered HomeSync Home Hub Box
  • SeaChange Showcases Multiscreen Video-Monetization Solutions at Mobile World Congress
  • Social-TV Analytics Company, SecondSync, Launches New UK Social-TV Dashboard
  • SecondSync Receives Funding from UK's Technology Strategy Board
  • SecondSync Appoints Kirsten Williams as Social-TV Analyst


Samsung HomeSync Home Hub Box

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