Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Civolution, Vetrya, Comcast, Outdoor Channel, Cox, Digital TV Labs, DirecTV, Fox, Dish, Entone, European Commission, Eyepartner, Get This, Golf Channel

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.

  • Italian Social-TV Channel, La3, Taps Civolution and Vetrya to Power New "HyperSync" Broadcast-Synchronized Interactive TV App; App Employs Civolution's SyncNow ACR Technology
  • Civolution's SyncNow ACR Technology Powers "Horse Tracker" Second-Screen Interactive TV App for Channel 4's Coverage of Grand National
  • Comcast: Xfinity "Watchathon Week" VOD and TV Everywhere Promotion Breaks Viewership Records
  • Comcast in Multi-Year "TV Everywhere" Distribution Agreement with Outdoor Channel
  • Cox Communications' Cox TV Connect App Now Available for Amazon Kindle Fire, Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy; Cox Says iOS Version Has Been Downloaded 500,000+ Times
  • Digital TV Labs Becomes DLNA-Accredited Independent Certification Vendor (ICV)
  • DirecTV to Add Voice Search to its iOS and Android Apps
  • Volkswagen of America to Use DirecTV's New National Addressable Advertising Platform
  • Fox Broadcasting Asks Court to Block Dish Network's Slingbox-Powered "Dish Anywhere" TV-Placeshifting Feature
  • Moldova's Moldtelecom Deploys Entone's Kamai 500 Hybrid Media Player
  • European Commission Seeking Input on Impact of Connected TV, as Part of Process that Could Result in New Regulation
  • Eyepartner Enables Content Providers to Offer Pay-per-View Events, Transactional VOD via Wordpress and Roku
  • Get This Launches iPad-Based, ACR-Powered Second-Screen Tcommerce App (More)
  • Golf Channel Launches Live-Streaming "TV Everywhere" Service, "Golf Live Extra"; Will Initially Be Available to Cablevision, Comcast, Dish, Mediacom, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS Subs




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