Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Bravo, CBS, "The Bold and the Beautiful," Comcast, Comedy Central, Concurrent, DirecTV, Epix, Ericsson, Fox Digital Studio, Netflix

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:

  • Bravo Trumpets Digital Success: "Best Year Ever" for Video Streams on, Bravo Mobile and Bravo Now App; Network's Digital Platforms See Strong Growth, Driven in Part by Success of "Top Chef" 10 Transmedia/Last Chance Kitchen; "Watch What Happens Live" Episodes with Megaphone-Powered Play Live Interactivity See 13% Higher Ratings, Improved Sponsor Recall; Network Announces 3 New Transmedia Initiatives
  • CBS Launches Broadcast-Synchronized, Second-Screen Interactive TV Experience for Soap Opera, "The Bold and the Beautiful," on its CBS Connect iPad App: Features Include Slideshows, Polls, Trivia, Twitter Integration
  • CBS Teams with Academy of Country Music on "ACM Sessions" Online Concert Series
  • CBS Tweet Week Returns April 4th
  • Comcast's Xfinity Watchathon Multiplatform "Binge-Viewing" Promotion Generating "Double-Digit Percentage Increases in Views across Platforms," Executive Says
  • Comedy Central Launches "The Colbert Report" App on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire: Features Include Shareable Recent and Archive Video Clips, Guest Calendar, Background Info, Tune-In Reminders
  • Concurrent Launches New Session-Based Policy Controls for its eFactor Dynamic Content Adaptation Solution; Capability Billed as Allowing Service Providers to Dynamically Insert Alternate Video Content into Active Streams Based on Flexible Business Rules, for such Purposes as Targeted Advertising, Compliance with Blackout Rules
  • DirecTV Unveils Interactive TV Coverage Plans for 2013 Masters Tournament
  • Epix Launches "TV Everywhere" App on PlayStation3; App Set to Launch on PlayStation Vita in Coming Weeks
  • Ericsson Provides Telus's "Optik TV" IPTV Service with MPEG-4 AVC HD Compression Solution
  • Fox Digital Studio Premieres Original Comedy Series, "Bad Samaritans," and Original Film, "Shotgun Wedding," on Netflix

CBS "Bold and the Beautiful"

The Colbert Report

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