Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): ActiveVideo, Aereo, Amazon, Antik, Audible Magic, BBC, Big Frame, Beachfront Media, Blip, My Damn Channel, Boxee, CBS Interactive, Charter, Cisco, Apalya

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.

  • Cloud-Based Interactive TV Specialist, ActiveVideo Networks, Names Ronald Brockmann CTO
  • Controversial TV-Placeshifting Service, Aereo, Announces Boston Roll-Out
  • Broadcasters Appeal Ruling by Panel of Second Circuit Court of Appeals that Aereo's Streaming of their Signals Does not Violate their Copyright
  • Amazon Invites Amazon Prime and Lovefilm Users to Vote on which of 14 Comedy and Children's Pilots Should Be Made into Full Series; Claims Initiative Is already Proving Successful
  • Report: Amazon Planning to Launch OTT Set-Top Box; Device Is Being Developed at Company's Lab126 Division
  • Antik Technology Unveils New Juice Mini II Hybrid Set-Top Box, Powered by STMicrosystems' Liege STiH207 Chipset
  • Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) Specialist, Audible Magic, Awarded Six New Patents--Including Patent for Technology that Automatically Identifies TV Advertising
  • For First Time, BBC iPlayer Sees More Requests on Tablets than Mobiles
  • BBC's EVP of Digital, Robert Nashak, Casts Light on Corporation's Transmedia and Xbox Plans
  • BBC Releases Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule through April 27th
  • YouTube Programming and Talent Company, Big Frame, Selects Beachfront Media's Video App Platform to Distribute its Content across Smartphones, Tablets and Connected TV's
  • Digital Network Blip in Strategic Production and Sales Partnership with My Damn Channel
  • Blip Partners with Producer, Michael Uslan ("The Dark Knight"), on Original Web Series, "The Great S. Cape"
  • Deal with Virgin Produced Brings Blip Original Programming to Virgin America and Virgin Australia Passengers
  • FremantleMedia North America Ends Exclusive Distribution and Ad-Sales Deal with YouTube for "The Pet Collective," Switches to Blip
  • Boxee Launches its Cloud DVR Service in SF Bay Area
  • and CBS Mobile App to Offer "Extensive" Interactive Second-Screen Experience for 2013 Draft
  • FCC Grants Charter Communications Two-Year Set-Top Waiver, Enabling it to Deploy Downloadable Security
  • Cisco Enhances its Videoscape Architecture in India via Integration of Apalya Technologies' Video-Delivery Platform

Ronald Brockmann

Pet Collective

North America