Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Brightcove, CBS Studios International, CCAP, Clearleap, HBO, Content Shelf, Starz, Deluxe, DirecTV, Dish, Elemental Technologies, Entone, Envivio, Espial

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:

  • Brightcove Announces General Availability of its Zencoder Live Cloud Transcoding Service; Billed as "an Open API for Live Video Encoding in the Cloud, which Allows Content Providers to Instantly Scale Live Encoding Resources and Produce Adaptive Bitrate Streams without Significant Investments in on-Premise [sic] Hardware"
  • CBS Studios International in Deal to License CBS Programming to German Broadband SVOD Service, Watchever
  • CBS Studios International, Japan's Avex Entertainment Extend Multi-Year Agreement to Include CBS Programming on SoftBank Mobile's SVOD Service, UULA
  • Report: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks Planning to Deploy or Trial CCAP this Year
  • Clearleap Signs 5-Year Renewal of its Deal with HBO to Manage, Process and Deliver SVOD Programming
  • Ecommerce SaaS Provider, Content Shelf, Launches Monetization Solution for Broadband VOD
  • Starz Taps Deluxe Digital Distribution to Provide Processing, Protection and Encoding Services for its Starz Play, Encore Play and Movieplex Play "TV Everywhere" Services
  • Report: DirecTV Testing Wireless HD DVR
  • Dish Network Updates its Hopper and Second-Screen/Mobile Apps to Enhance "March Madness" Viewing
  • Multiscreen Video Solutions Provider, Elemental Technologies, Launches Elemental Cloud "Platform as a Service" (PaaS) for Managing Creation on Live and On-Demand Multiscreen Video
  • Entone Powers Hybrid TV for Ukrainian Cable Operator, Volia
  • Envivio Launches HEVC Early Access Program for Customers Looking to Implement HEVC Encoding; Teams with Broadcom to Ensure HEVC Encoder and Decoder Interoperability
  • Chinese Cable Operator/Media Company, Wasu Media Group, Selects Envivio Encoders/Transcoders to Power Cable and Multiscreen Services
  • Envivio Reports Lower Q4 Revenues, Swings to a Loss; Blames "Delays in Spending for Multiscreen Video Processing Solutions"
  • IPTV/VOD Software Provider, Espial, Reports Lower Q4 Revenues, Higher Losses; Blames "Slower Pace of Roll-Outs from our Existing Pay-TV Customers, Especially in Europe"


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