Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Edgeware, Envivio, Vinson, ESPN, FiOS TV, Changhong, Flingo, Google TV, Gracenote, Apigee, Hillcrest Labs, httv, Hulu Plus, Apple TV

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:

  • Latest IPTV Version of Edgeware's Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) Solution Offers New Features to Enable Control and Streaming between Deployed STB's and Second-Screen Companion Apps
  • Latest Multiscreen Version of Edgeware's D-VDN Solution Billed as Improving Delivery Efficiency and Monitoring of Large-Scale Pay-TV Services
  • Encoding Specialist, Envivio, Teams with Dutch Mobile TV Technology Company, Vinson, on Mobile TV Solution for Belgian Broadcasters VRT, VMMa and SBS Belgium; Solution Combines Envivio Muse Software with Vinson's Stievie App
  • ESPN in Multiplatform Rights Deal with Big East Conference
  • Filipino Movies On Demand Launches on Verizon FiOS TV
  • Chinese CE Company, Changhong, Integrates Flingo's "Samba" Interactive TV Platform into its Connected TV's; Samba, Launched at CES, Is Billed as Instantly Identifying Live TV Shows, Recommending Related Online Videos, Aggregating Real-Time Info such as Related Social-Media Discussions, and Delivering Check-Ins, Tweets, Polls, Quizzes, Cast and Crew Info and Special Offers on TV or Second Screen
  • Google Tells Developers to "Stay Tuned for Google TV News at I/O"
  • Gracenote Selects Apigee's API Platform to Support Development of Interactive TV App Based on its Metadata and ACR Technology
  • Hillcrest Labs Tapped to Bring Motion Control to Intel's New Set-Top Box Reference Kit
  • France's httv Implements Marlin DRM for its "httvLink" HbbTV 1.5 Open Middleware
  • Hulu Plus on Apple TV Gets Makeover

Hulu Plus re-design

North America