Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Fredio, LG, CBS, Media Excel, Microsoft Xbox, Minerva Networks, ContentWise, NBC, NeuLion, Deluxe Digital Distribution, Pac-12 Enterprises, LiveU

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.

  • Fredio Launches its "Free TV for Your Smart TV" Service in LG's Smart World TV App Store; Service Currently Aggregates 4,000 Hours of Free Online Programming from 16 Network Web Sites; Company also Offers Companion iPad App
  • Masters Live Offers 4 Channels/90+ Hours of Live Golf Coverage on and
  • Turkish Broadcaster, Dogan TV, Taps Media Excel to Provide Transcoding Infrastructure for its New netD OTT Platform
  • Report: Microsoft Considering Ending its Kinect-Powered Interactive "Sesame Street" Programming for Xbox
  • Report: Next-Generation Microsoft Xbox Will "Take Over a TV and Set-Top Box" in Order to "Overlay a UI and Features on Top of an Existing TV Channel"
  • Mongolian Operator, SkyC&C, Deploys Minerva Networks' iTVFusion Platform to Power Multiscreen TV Services over Broadband and Mobile Networks
  • Minerva in Partner and Resale Agreement with ContentWise; Integrates ContentWise Recommendation Engine into its iTVFusion Platform
  • NBC Launches Facebook and Tumblr Apps for "Hannibal"
  • NeuLion Teams with Deluxe Digital Distribution to Offer Interactive Digital Movie Store Service
  • NeuLion in Multi-Year Partnership with Pac-12 Enterprises to Create "Common, Video-Centric Digital Platform" for Pac-12 Universities
  • NeuLion in Strategic Partnership with LiveU; Companies to Offer Integrated Solution Combining LiveU's Portable Live-Video-over-Cellular Solution with NeuLion's NeuLion Sports and NeuLion TV Everywhere Platforms

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