Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Ensequence, National Geographic Channel, Entone, Ericsson, Microsoft Mediaroom, Harmonic, Infostrada, iStreamPlanet

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.

  • Success of Ensequence-Powered Single-Screen Interactive TV Features on Dish Network Leads National Geographic Channel to Expand the Offering to Additional Programs and Distribution Channels; Between August 2012 and January 2013, Viewers who Used the ITV Features Spent 25% More Time on the Channel; Ensequence CEO, Peter Low: "The Results...Demonstrate the Untapped Power of the Interactive Primary Screen"
  • United Electric Cooperative Selects Entone's FusionTV Platform to Power United Fiber OTT Service
  • Ericsson to Acquire Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV Platform, Giving it a 25% IPTV Marketshare; Platform's Customers Include AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Telus, Swisscom
  • KT SkyLife Taps Ericsson to Assist with Ultra-High-Definition TV Trial and HEVC Tests
  • Harmonic Enhances its ProMedia Adaptive-Bitrate Multiscreen Processing and Delivery Solutions with HEVC and Ultra HD Support
  • Infostrada Launches SmartVOD Cloud-Based, Multiplatform VOD Solution
  • iStreamPlanet Announces Beta-Release of its Aventus Live Video-Workflow Platform for Creating, Configuring, Managing and Monitoring Multiple Live-Streaming Channels; Test Partners Include Microsoft, Turner, thePlatform, Hibernia Networks

National Geographic and Ensequence

North America