Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Google, HBO, FiOS TV, Hulu, "Star Trek," Intel, Time Warner, NBCU, Viacom, iStreamPlanet, Juniper, Jelli, All3Media, Lovefilm, Magic Ruby, M-GO, Lionsgate

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:

  • Google Updates Play Movies & TV App; App Now Displays Related Information when Video Paused
  • Google Launches Google Fiber TV App in Google Play; Plans to Launch iOS Version Shortly
  • HBO Go, Max Go "TV Everywhere" Services Now Available to Verizon FiOS TV Subscribers
  • CEO Plepler: HBO Considering Offering HBO Go via Broadband ISP's
  • HBO Taps 360i for Social Media Campaign
  • Report: Hulu in Talks with Potential Buyers, Including Guggenheim Partners; However, Disney and News Corp. also Said to Be Mulling Buying Each Other Out (More)
  • Hulu Marks William Shatner's Birthday by Offering Every "Star Trek" Episode for Free until End of Month
  • Intel Said to Be in Advanced Talks with Time Warner, NBCUniversal and Viacom to Secure Programming for its Planned TV Service
  • Live-Streaming Video Solutions Provider, iStreamPlanet, Receives Investment from Juniper Networks; Other Series-A Investors Include Intel Capital, Turner Broadcasting, Interxion
  • Social Radio Company, Jelli, Awarded US Patent for Technology for User-Controlled Programming
  • All3Media Execs Launch YouTube Programming Company, Little Dot Studios
  • Amazon-Owned Broadband VOD Service, Lovefilm, in Children's Programming Deal with BBC Worldwide
  • Magic Ruby Tapped to Create Second-Screen Interactive TV App for Technicolor's New Children's Series, "The Deep"
  • Magic Ruby Announces Availability of its Live Sync Feature (January 30th)
  • Broadband VOD Service, M-GO, Acquires Rights to Lionsgate Movies and TV Shows for Rental or Purchase; Company is a Joint Venture Between Dreamworks and Technicolor


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