Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Opera, TV App Agency, Participant Media, Pixel Power, PlayJam, Amlogic, Popcornflix, Roku, Revision3, Rovi, Samsung, Fox, Spotify, Univision, Channel 4

The Official Revision3 Xbox 360 App is Out Now!

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:

  • Opera Software Teams with TV App Agency to Launch First Radio-Station Apps in its Opera TV Store
  • Participant Media to Launch New Cable Channel, pivot, August 1st; Channel, which Will Feature Flagship Social-TV and UGC Programming, Will also Be Available to Cord-Cutters on a Subscription Basis
  • Pixel Power Launches Pixel OnDemand Demand-Based TV Graphics Production Software; Billed as Meeting Needs of IPTV, VOD, Second-Screen and Other Advanced-TV Services
  • PlayJam in Strategic Alliance with Amlogic to Extend Reach of its Android-Powered Games Network on TV; Will Integrate Network with Amlogic's SoC
  • Popcornflix Surpasses 1 Million Downloads on Roku
  • Discovery-Owned Broadband Video Programmer, Revision3, Launches Xbox App, Updates its Web Site
  • Roku Testing Second-Screen Tablet App
  • Rovi in DivX Plus Streaming Licensing Agreement with VOD Platform Provider, Hubee; Hubee to Use DivX to Power Entertainment Storefronts for European Service Providers
  • Chinese CE Manufacturer, Changhong, to Integrate Rovi's DivX into its TV Sets
  • China's Mei Ah Entertainment Group Expands DivX Plus Streaming Licensing Agreement with Rovi
  • Samsung Launches its Sixth Generation of Smart TV's; New Features Include Evolution Kit, S-Recommendation, Redesigned Smart Hub
  • Samsung Unveils New Smart-TV Apps for US, Including Fox Now, Spotify, Univision's Uvideos, but Not Long-Awaited Apps from Comcast and TWC
  • Channel 4's 4oD App Launches on Samsung Smart TV's in the UK

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