Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Magic Ruby, DirecTV, Tablet TV, Myriad, NCM, BuddyTV,, Vizrt, Weibo, Nuance, Panasonic, OnLive, Pixsan, Simple.TV, New World Ventures

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Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • Magic Ruby Powers Second-Screen App for DirecTV's New Original Drama Series, "Rogue"
  • Motive Television, Granite Broadcasting Planning US Pilot of their "Tablet TV" Service with Granite-Owned San Francisco TV Station, KOFY; ATSC DTT-Delivered Service Billed as Offering "Live Viewing of Local Broadcast Stations, Recording of Live Television with PVR Functionality, Datacast Delivery of Video-on-Demand Content, and Integrated Social Media"
  • Myriad Launches White-Label Social-TV Solution for Pay-TV Set-Top Boxes
  • NCM (National Cinemedia) Media Networks to Be Exclusive Seller of Ad Inventory and Content for Online TV Community Provider, BuddyTV
  •, Vizrt to Demo Integrated Social-TV/Graphics Platform at NAB; Platform Combines's Interactivity Suite with Vizrt's Live Graphics Systems
  • Integrates with Chinese Blogging Platform, Weibo
  • Voice-Control Specialist, Nuance, Unveils "Voice Ads" Interactive Mobile Advertising Format
  • Panasonic Integrates Nuance's Dragon TV Voice-Control and Text-to-Speech Technology into its New Line-Up of Viera Connected TV's
  • Activist Investor, Carl Icahn, Acquires 9.3% Passive Stake in Nuance
  • Investor Gary Lauder Publishes First Blog Post since Becoming Majority Owner and Chairman of Cloud-Gaming Company, OnLive
  • Pixsan, Really Simple Software Partner to Bring Simple.TV DVR to UK's Freeview DTT Platform, EMEA Markets
  • Really Simple Software/Simple.TV Raises $5.7 Million from New World Ventures

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