Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Dreamworks Animation, AwesomenessTV, BBC, Blip, Blippar, Brightcove, CBS Interactive, CCP Games, The Chernin Group, Comcast, Mediaocean

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.

  • Dreamworks Animation to Acquire Teen-Focused YouTube Network, AwesomenessTV, for $33 Million+
  • BBC Releases Red Button Interactive TV Schedule through May 11th
  • BBC Three to Make Eight New Online Pilots Available on iPlayer
  • Blip Unveils Line-Up of Original Web Series as Part of Transformation from "Video Distribution Platform" to "Digital Portal"; Signs Deal with Web Star, Ray William Johnson; Names Jason Krebs President of Sales and Marketing
  • Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) Company, Blippar, Powers Second-Screen Interactive Ads for "Star Trek Into Darkness" on UK's Channel 5 and 5USA
  • Brightcove Q1 Revenues Up 24%
  • CBS Interactive Unveils Multiple Programming Initiatives at NewFronts
  • CCP Games Teams with Baltasar Kormakur to Create TV Series Based on MMORPG, "Eve Online"; Series Will Draw on Player-Submitted Stories
  • Report: The Chernin Group Producing Reality Series, "@SummerBreak," that Will Unfold Entirely on Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and Instagram
  • Comcast X1 Platform Now Available in 10 Markets
  • Comcast Execs. Cast Light on X1 Roadmap
  • Comcast Goes Public on Use of OpenStack to Power X1 Platform
  • Comcast's Cloud-Based AdDelivery System Integrated with Mediaocean's Media-Buying Platforms to Create Cross-Agency Ad-Management Solution, "Mediaocean Optica"



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