Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Panasonic, re:fine, Roku, Rovi, Saffron Digital, Akamai, SeaChange, Smokebomb, SnappyTV, AEG Digital Media, Midcontinent, TiVo, Nielsen, Triveni Digital

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.

  • Panasonic Announces Availability of its First-Ever Line of Streaming Media Players
  • Content-Processing and Media-Management Servicing Company, re:fine, Awarded Preferred Vendor Status by Netflix
  • Roku Ships its 5 Millionth Player; Claims 8 Billion Streams of Video and Music Delivered
  • Rovi Launches DivX Video Service, Billed as "an End-to-End...Solution for High-Quality, Multiscreen Video Delivery that Is Designed to Integrate with and Enhance TV Everywhere and OTT" Services; Will Be Updated Later this Year to Support HEVC/H.265
  • Rovi Says 50+ Companies Have Joined its HEVC Beta Program; Program Gives Participants Early Access to Rovi MainConcept HEVC SDK
  • Saffron Digital Launches UltraViolet Platform as Part of Akamai's NetAlliance Partner Program
  • SeaChange Reports Higher Q4 Revenue, Swings to a Profit
  • Canadian Broadcaster, YTV, Acquires Digital Series, "Totally Amp'd" and "Unlikely Heroes," from Shaftesbury's Smokebomb Entertainment; Series Offer Companion Apps, Transmedia Audience Engagement Tools
  • SnappyTV in Strategic Partnership with AEG Digital Media; Partnership Combines AEG's Streaming, Managed-Encoding, Production and Technical Services with SnappyTV's Cloud-Based Video-Editing Platform, to Enable Content Providers to Edit, Clip and Share via Social Media Key Moments from their Events in Real Time
  • Midcontinent Communications Begins Deploying TiVo-Powered Whole-Home/Multiscreen Advanced-TV Service
  • TiVo Research and Analytics Partners with Nielsen to Make Nielsen Data Available for Mutual Clients as Parallel Resource within TRA's Business-Intelligence Single-Source Data Solution
  • Triveni Digital Targets Local Broadcasters with Set of Multiplatform Streaming "Initiatives"
  • Triveni Digital Employees Buy Out LG's Stock in the Company
  • Triveni Digital Unveils New Version of its Metadata-Generation Platform; GuideBuilder 5 Billed as Improving User Experience, Allowing Future Extension

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