Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Verizon FiOS TV, Disney and ESPN Media Networks Group, You on Demand, YouTube, zeebox, Digitalsmiths, Bravo

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so if you have sent us a press release or briefed us about a piece of news, and don't yet see it covered here, please bear with us.

  • Verizon in Expanded Live and On-Demand "TV Everywhere" Deal with Disney and ESPN Media Networks Group; Deal Will Give FiOS TV Subs Access to Watch ABC, Watch Disney Channel, Watch Disney XD, Watch Disney Junior, and Yet-to-Launch Watch ABC Family
  • Chinese VOD Service, You on Demand, Names New CEO
  • Report: YouTube's New Subscription Channels "Off to a Slow Start"
  • zeebox Adds "Replay Tweets" Feature
  • zeebox Australia Appoints General Manager
  • zeebox Co-Founder Rose: "We Have Been Talking to Kids' Channels about Making a Kids' Version of zeebox"
  • zeebox Kicks off "TV Rooms" Contest, with $10,000 Prize for "Most Awesome TV Room" (July 9th)
  • At TVOT 2013, zeebox Unveils 1) ACR-Powered Support for Time-Shifted Content, 2) Personalized Recommendations, Powered by Digitalsmiths, 3) Developer Portal (June 25th)
  • zeebox Launches "TV Rooms," Enabling Users to "Share Experiences and Thoughts with Fellow Fans in Virtual Rooms they Create or Join that are Specific to Shows, Characters, Themes and More"; Bravo First Network to Sponsor a TV Room (June 6th)


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