Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VII): SeaChange, Com Hem, Sensio, Paramount, Shazam, Softel, Spotify, LG, Aspiro TV, Thomson Video Networks, GCI, TiVo, Facebook, "March Madness"

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco--Early-Bird Registration ends midnight Sunday!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • Swedish Cable Operator, Com Hem, Selects SeaChange's Adrenalin Platform to Power its New TiVo-Based VOD Service
  • Sensio in Deal to Make Select Paramount Pictures 3D Movies Available for Rental on its 3DGO! 3D Connected-TV VOD Service
  • Second-Screen/ACR Company, Shazam, Appoints BBC iPlayer/Red-Button Chief, Daniel Danker, to Newly Created Position of Chief Product Officer
  • Shazam Powers Second-Screen Experience for "March Madness" Championship
  • French Broadcaster, TF6, Taps Softel for Subtitle Processing
  • Report: Spotify Planning to Launch Broadband VOD Service
  • Spotify Audio App to Launch on LG Electronics' 2013 Range of Smart Audio and Video Devices
  • Norway's Aspiro TV Selects Thomson Video Networks' VIBE VS7000 to Power its Hosted Multiscreen Video Services
  • Thomson Video Networks Coordinates H2B2VS Consortium to Explore and Recommend Solutions for Applying HEVC Video Compression Standard
  • Alaskan Cable Operator, GCI, Deploys TiVo Boxes to Power Whole-Home and Hybrid TV
  • Facebook Claims TiVo Has Failed to Protect its "Thumbs Up" Trademark
  • Turner Sports: 2013 "March Madness" Championship Seeing Record-Breaking Video Streams across All Digital Platforms; Live Video Streaming Hours Up 198%, Live-Streaming Unique Visitors Up 161%, Mobile Live-Streaming Uniques Up 121% Year-over-Year

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