Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Turner Sports, "March Madness," TV Everywhere, JadooTV, Vidillion, Visiware, Vizrt, Trendrr, WinView, Witbe, YuMe, zeebox, BlackBerry, Zixi, Thomson

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. Due to the volume of news generated by the NAB and MIPTV shows, we anticipate that it will take us a few days to catch up with all recent developments--so if your company has briefed us on an announcement or sent us a press release, and you don't see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.

  • Turner Sports-Powered Multiscreen Coverage of NCAA "March Madness" Championship Sees Record Usage: 49 Million Live Video Streams Launched (Up 168% from 2012); 14 Million Hours of Live Video Consumed; Mobile Phone Viewing Minutes Up 309%; Tablet Consumption Up 194%; Social Media Comments Up 112%
  • UK-Based TV Everywhere Adds Drag-and-Drop Video-Player Builder to its VidZapper Enterprise Video Platform
  • Ethnic OTT TV Provider, JadooTV, Selects Vidillion as its Advertising Platform for Global Connected-TV Ad Delivery; Vidillion Says It Is Now Delivering 10 Million+ Connected-TV Ads per Month to JadooTV Viewers
  • Visiware Says its Second-Screen Platform Has Enabled Play-Along Functionality on 1,000 Shows
  • Vizrt, Trendrr Team on Social-TV Platform that Displays Trends via Real-Time On-Screen Graphics
  • Break-In at Walmart-Owned Broadband VOD Service, Vudu, Results in Theft of Customer Data
  • Second-Screen Interactive TV Advertising Start-Up, WinView, Emerges from Stealth Mode; Plans to Reward Users with "Points, Prizes and Advertiser Incentives for Every Commercial Viewed and Interacted with on their Mobile Device"
  • Witbe Launches Analytics Solution for Multiscreen Video Services
  • YuMe Adds Video-Player Targeting and Reporting Capabilities to its "YuMe for Publishers" Video-Ad Management Software
  • zeebox Second-Screen App Available for BlackBerry 10 Platform
  • zeebox Partners with Vizrt to Integrate Interactive Second-Screen Experiences into Live TV Shows
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Using Zixi's Video-Streaming Platform
  • Zixi Software Integrated into Thomson Video Networks' ViBE CP6000 Contribution Platform

TV  Everywhere VidZapper


Zeebox on Blackberry

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