Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): FremantleMedia, Google, MPEG LA, Harmonic, HbbTV, News Corp., Disney, Hulu, Imagine Communications, Innovid, Xbox 360, blinkbox, Netflix


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:

  • FremantleMedia Names Keith Hindle CEO of Newly Created Digital & Branded Entertainment Division
  • Report: Original, Gay-Themed Dramas Flourish on Internet TV
  • Google Secures License Deal with MPEG LA Covering its VP8 Web Video Format
  • Harmonic Launches Cloud-Based Video-Transcoding Service
  • Harmonic Completes Sale of Cable Access Business to Aurora Networks
  • Norwegian Cable Operator, GET, Deploys Harmonic Headend Solution to Power IPTV, Cable and OTT Multiscreen Services
  • Radio Television Suisse Set to Launch HbbTV Service, RTS+
  • Report: News Corp., Disney in Talks about Future of Hulu that Might Result in one of the Partners Buying the Other's Stake in the Service
  • Imagine Communications Releases Version 4.3 of its ICE Video Platform; Billed as Offering Doubling of System Density, DASH Streaming Support, Enhanced Usability, New Remote Diagnostic Tools
  • Interactive Video Advertising Company, Innovid, Raises $11 Million in Series-C Funding Round; Will Use New Funding to Expand its Video-Advertising Platform into Gaming Consoles, Connected TV, VOD and Broadcast TV
  • Independent UK Film, "Pulp," Released via Xbox 360; Microsoft Says It Plans to Release Additional Films on the Gaming Console
  • CEO of Tesco-Owned Streaming Video Service, blinkbox, Challenges Netflix's Claim to Hold Exclusive UK Streaming Rights to "The Hunger Games"

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