Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Boxee, Comcast, Boys Noize, Cablevision, Celtra, Comcast, Cox,, Dune HD, Dish Network, Disney/ABC, Dolby, Philips, CPG, Ericsson

Disney Junior Appisodes Now Available on the App Store

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.

  • Boxee Rebrands Boxee TV Device as Boxee Cloud DVR, 5 Months after Launch; Rolls Out Free, Basic Service Tier
  • Report: Comcast Rolling Out New Digital Transport Adapter (DTA) that Lets Boxee Cloud DVR Access Encrypted Form of its Basic TV Tier
  • Boys Noize Launches Interactive Video
  • Cablevision's Optimum for iPad App Supports Out-of-Home Streaming for Cablevision-Owned Channels
  • Celtra Adds Reporting Capabilities to its AdCreator Rich-Media Mobile Ad Production and Delivery Platform; Says that Nearly 50% of Videos Initiated within Rich-Media Mobile Ads Are Watched All the Way Through
  • Comcast Exec Says Xfinity Watchathon Week "Binge-Viewing" Promotion Has Resulted in "Double-Digit Percentage Increases in Views across Platforms"
  • Report: Cox Files Trademark for "Simplify, Sync & Socialize," with Eye to Using it to Market Interactive TV Programming and VOD
  •, Dune HD Partner on "Stick"-Based OTT/IPTV Solution
  • Ergen: Growth of Mobile Video Driving Dish's Attempt to Buy Sprint Nextel
  • Disney/ABC Television Group Says ABC Full-Episode Player Has Surpassed 10 Million Downloads, 200 Million Episode Views, 1.31 Billion Ad Impressions
  • Disney Junior to Expand its Line-Up of Interactive "Appisodes" for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; Appisodes Allow Viewers to "Touch, Tap, Swipe, Tilt, Shake and Talk their Way through Various Fun-Filled Activities Embedded into Episodes of...Disney Junior Shows"
  • Dolby, Philips Unveil "Dolby 3D Format" Content-Delivery Spec for Glasses-Free 3D on TV's, PC's, Smartphones and Tablets
  • Dolby, Philips, Cameron/Pace Group (CPG) in Agreement to Advance Glasses-Free 3D; Will Integrate Dolby 3D Format into CPG's 3D Video-Content Production Workflow and Collaborate on Use of Dolby 3D Format
  • Telenor Sweden Taps Ericsson to Power Multiscreen TV
  • Ericsson Launches AVP 4000 Compression Platform Powered by New Video Chip; Telus is First Customer

Cablevision Optimum for iPad

North America