Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): NBC, Google, Hulu, Intel Media, Io Echo, Kantar Media, KIT digital, Microsoft Xbox, The CW, SmartGlass, "Heroes," MovieLabs, MTV, VH1, CMT

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco--special $300 discount on tickets ends midnight April 30th!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format.

  • Report: NBC May Be Planning App for Google TV
  • Google Fiber TV App for iPad Launches in App Store
  • Actress Eva Longoria to Produce, Star in Original 13-Episode Animated Series for Hulu
  • Report: Guggenheim Partners Advising Hulu on Sale, May also Bid for the Company
  • Report: Intel Media's Virtual MSO Project Hires 5 Members of Defunct Ad Exchange AdBrite's Core Engineering Team
  • Report: Intel Media VP of Engineering, Jim Baldwin, Leaves the Company
  • Electro-Pop Duo, Io Echo, Launch Interactive Music Video for New Single, "Ministry of Love"
  • Indian Pay-TV Operator, Tata Sky, in Audience-Measurement Deal with Kantar Media
  • Video-Management Software and Services Company, KIT digital, to Enter Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
  • Microsoft to Unveil Next-Generation Xbox at May 21st Press Event
  • The CW Launches Xbox App that Provides Access to Full Episodes 24 Hours after Broadcast--without Requiring Authentication as Pay-TV Subscriber; App Is Integrated with Microsoft's SmartGlass Second-Screen Interactive TV Technology; First Show to Be SmartGlass-Enhanced via the App Is Tonight's Episode of "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Report: Microsoft in Talks to Revive "Heroes" on Xbox
  • Interactive TV Industry Veteran, John Carney, Named CEO of Studio-Backed R&D Organization, MovieLabs; Carney Was Co-Founder and CTO of MetaTV and President of TVWorks
  • MTV, VH1, CMT Launch "Artist Opportunities Hub," to Enable Artists/Bands to Expand their Reach; Fans Will Be Able to Decide which Artists Are Selected for which "Opportunity"
  • Czech IPTV/OTT Platform Provider, nangu.TV, Names Zdenek Gerlicky CTO

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