Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): BBC TV Application Layer, BBC iPlayer, "The Voice," BBC Red Button, S4C, Blip, blurbIQ, Boxee, Brainient, VeNA, Bright House Networks

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:

  • BBC to Make TV Application Layer Open Source, in Effort to Facilitate Development of Connected-TV Apps
  • BBC Commissions Six Original Dramas Exclusively for BBC iPlayer
  • BBC One Sitcom, "Car Share," to Premiere on BBC iPlayer
  • BBC to Offer Play-Along Game, Other Social and Interactive Enhancements for Season 2 of "The Voice"
  • BBC Releases Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule through March 30th
  • BBC Wales Develops Multiplatform Series, "PYC," for Welsh Broadcaster, S4C: Show's Storyline Will Unfold on its Dedicated Web Site, Twitter and Facebook
  • BBC-Commissioned Survey Finds Tablets Complement TV Viewing, with 43% of Tablet Owners Saying they Watch More TV than 5 Years ago
  • Video Hosting Service, Blip, to Make Advertising Mandatory
  • blurbIQ Launches "iPaQ" ("Interactive Performance Advertising") Suite of Cross-Platform Interactive Video Overlay Units
  • Firmware Update Brings DLNA Functionality, 3D Streaming for Vudu, Improved DVR Scheduling and Other Features to Boxee TV
  • Brainient, VeNA Team to Deliver Cross-Device Interactive Video Ad Campaigns for Clients in SE Asia, Australia and New Zealand
  • Bright House Networks Revamps its Bright House TV App

BBC TV Application Layer

BBC Play-Along Game


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