Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Ericsson, Microsoft, Motorola, Monterosa, Sky, Movea, STMicroelectronics, SoftAtHome, Netflix, Nielsen, SocialGuide, Twitter, OnLive, Ooyala

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:

  • Report: Ericsson in Discussions to Buy Microsoft's IPTV Business, as Microsoft Focuses its Advanced-TV Efforts on the Xbox
  • Microsoft Xbox App News: SmartGlass Second-Screen App Launched for Season 3 of "Game of Thrones"; MLB.TV App Revamped; IndieFlix, Revision3, PopcornFlix and Toys "R" Us Movies Apps Launched; SmartGlass Updated
  • US International Trade Commission (ITC) Rules that Microsoft Xbox Does Not Infringe on Motorola Mobility Patent
  • Buckeye CableSystem Selects Motorola Universal Edge QAM Solution for VOD and SDV Services
  • Sky Uses Monterosa's LViS Platform to Enable "Hawaii Five-O" Viewers to Choose Show's Ending
  • Movea Teams with STMicroelectronics to Enable Gesture Control on Set-Top Boxes; Integrates its SmartMotion Server with ST's Orly STB SoC
  • STMicroelectronics, SoftAthome Team on Client/Server Multiscreen Solution
  • Netflix Commissions Original, 10-Episode Sci-Fi Series, "Sense8," from the Wachowskis ("The Matrix," "Cloud Atlas") and J. Michael Straczynski ("Babylon 5")
  • Nielsen-SocialGuide Study Finds Correlation between Twitter and TV Ratings
  • Cloud-Gaming Company, OnLive, Names Ex-ActiveVideo and Gracenote Exec, Don Gordon, SVP of Engineering
  • Ooyala Launches Suite of New Products: Ooyala Discovery Guide, for Personalized Programming Guides that Blend Live and VOD Content; Hook, a Mobile Video Playback App to Simplify Distribution to Android Devices; Ooyala XTV Connect, for Playback of Video Discovered on Mobiles to Connected TV's; Ooyala Rights Locker, for Managing Content Rights on Per-User Basis

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