Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): ThinkAnalytics, TiVo, Tubetime, Univision, USPTO, Verizon, Vevo, Vimeo, Witbe, Chad Hurley, Jash

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

  • TV Search and Recommendations Engine Provider, ThinkAnalytics, Appoints Industry Veteran, Mike Pohl, to its Board and Names him Strategic Director of Marketing and Business Development, Americas; also Names Ex-Tennis Channel Exec, Nancy Pingitore, VP of Sales
  • TiVo Launches TiVo Mini Companion Device for Whole-Home Viewing: Device--Priced at $99.99 Plus a $5.99-per-Month Subscription--Supports Viewing of Comcast Xfinity VOD "in Select Markets"
  • Canada's Tubetime Launches Second-Screen App; App Offers Guide, Social-TV, Interactive-TV and Remote-Control Functionality
  • Univision's News Division in Deal to Bring its Digital Content to Watchup iPad App; App Lets Users Create Personalized Daily Video Newscast
  • USPTO Rejects Verizon Patent Application for Camera-Equipped Set-Top Box that Would Serve Ads in Accordance with which Viewers Are in the Room and what they Are Saying and Doing
  • Vevo Launches Vevo TV; Linear Music and Video Channel Initially Available in US and Canada on, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Xbox 360 and Roku
  • "Vimeo On Demand" Launched to Enable Creators to Sell Videos Directly to Consumers; Creators Will Retain 90% Revenue Share "after Transaction Costs"
  • Witbe Launches Test and Validation Solution for Connected-TV Services
  • Report: Co-Founder Chad Hurley Working on Possible YouTube Rival; May Launch Next Month
  • Comedians Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim and Reggie Watts Launch YouTube Channel, Jash

        Michael Pohl                                Nancy Pingitore

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