Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Accenture, Beenius, Dune HD, Aereo, Fox, CBS, Univision, All3Media, Alloy Digital, DGB, Apple, Argonon, Arris, AT&T U-verse, ATEME, BBC

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.

  • Accenture Study Finds Increase in Online Video Watching, Second-Screen Usage
  • Acutek Solution, Beenius, Dune HD Team on End-to-End OTT/IPTV/VOD Content-Delivery Platform for Operators
  • Upstart TV-Placeshifting Service, Aereo, Said to Be in Talks with Dish Network; Broadcasters Subpoena Aereo to Discover "Any 'Actual, Contemplated, Considered, or Proposed' Business Arrangements" between Aereo and Dish and "Offers or Expressions of Interest by Dish in Acquiring Aereo's Assets"
  • Aereo Ruling Appealed, as Broadcasters Say they Could End Over-the-Air Broadcasts if Aereo Succeeds in Court
  • Head of All3Media's US Arm: "We're...Developing a Show that Has a Very Big Second-Screen Element"; Show Will Be "a Hybrid between a Reality Show and a Quiz Game Show"
  • YouTube Content Company, Alloy Digital (Smosh, Clevver Media), Acquires Digital Broadcasting Group; DBG's Syndication Network Will Give Alloy Reach of 80 Million Uniques per Month
  • Alloy Digital's Smosh Becomes First YouTube Channel to Surpass 9 Million Subscribers
  • Analyst Claims Apple "iTV" Will Launch Later this Year with "iRing" Motion Controller and non-iPad "mini iTV" Second-Screen Device, and Will Be Priced Between $1,500 and $2,500
  • Argonon Launches Interactive Digital Hub for "Cash in the Attic" Format
  • Arris Completes Acquisition of Motorola Home Business
  • AT&T U-verse Distributes Survey Asking Subscribers if they Would Be Interested in a New, Multiplatform OTT Video Service that Would Offer Local Broadcast Channels, "Popular" Sports and Entertainment Cable Channels, a Bundled Streaming Service such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, and More "at a Significantly Lower Price than Traditional Pay-TV Services"
  • ATEME Says its GPAC Open Source Media Player Now Supports HEVC
  • Report: BBC to Make All HD Programming Available on iPlayer
  • BBC Publishes Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule through April 21st


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