Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Motorola, ActiveVideo Networks, MTV Finland, Orad, Astucemedia, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Nielsen, Billboard, Ooyala, Dailymotion, Oxygen, Youtoo, PayWizard

Next-generation TV Starts with DreamGallery™ from Motorola Mobility

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:

  • Motorola Uses ActiveVideo's CloudTV Cloud-Based Interactive TV Technology to Extend its HTML5-Based DreamGallery User Experience to Low-End Set-Tops; Technology Renders HTML5 in the Cloud
  • MTV Media Finland Uses Orad Broadcast Graphics and Astucemedia Data Platform to Integrate Viewer-Driven Social-Media Content and Other UGC into New Social-TV Channel, AVA
  • CEO Hastings: Netflix's Revival of "Arrested Development" Will Run for Only One Season; Spokesperson Holds out Hope for More
  • Nickelodeon Officially Announces its New Interactive iPad App
  • Nielsen to Count Connected-TV Viewers as "Television Households"; Promises to Measure Viewership on iPads and Other Mobiles in the Future
  • Billboard and Nielsen to Add YouTube Video-Streaming Data to Billboard Hot 100 and Other Charts
  • Ooyala Teams with Fashion Video Producer, B Productions, to Live-Stream 70+ Runway Shows during 2013 Fall Fashion Week
  • Latest Edition of Ooyala's Global Video Index Finds that Tablet and Smartphone Viewing Doubled in 2012
  • Orange Acquires Rest of Video-Sharing Site, Dailymotion
  • Oxygen Media Taps Youtoo Technologies to Power "Skin Stories" UGC Promotion for Tattoo-Themed Reality Series, "Best Ink"; Promotion Invites Viewers to Record, Upload and Share 30-Second Videos about their own Tattoos
  • PayWizard Launches End-to-End Payment and Subscription Solution for TV
  • Report: 25% of TV Sets Shipped Last Year Were Smart TV's; Figure Expected to Rise to 50% in 2015


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