Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): CBS Research, CNET, Comcast, TiVo, Cox, Liberty Global, Expect Labs, Fox Digital Entertainment, FremantleMedia, Blip, YouTube, HbbTV Consortium

Firefly Online Game Announcement at SDCC 2013

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.

  • CBS Research: Audience for "Under the Dome" Increases from 13.53 Million to 19.86 Million with Inclusion of 7-Day DVR Playback, VOD and Online Streaming
  • CNET Launches "CNET Video+" Second-Screen Apps for Android, iOS and Xbox SmartGlass; Apps Are Designed to Complement Live and On-Demand CNET Shows on Xbox 360, Windows, Select Samsung and Panasonic Smart TV's
  • Report: Comcast-TiVo Partnership in "Holding Pattern"
  • Comcast Launches "Home Pass" to Automate "TV Everywhere" Authentication Process (July 2nd)
  • Comcast Promotes its Line-Up of On-Demand and Downloadable Children's Programming via "Summer of Kids" Initiative (July 1st)
  • Cox Trialing $35-per-Month "flareWatch" Internet TV and Cloud DVR Service in Orange County, Calif.; Service Is Powered by Fanhattan's Fan TV Set-Top Box (June 28th)
  • Liberty Global, IDG Ventures Invest in "Anticipatory Computing Engine" Company, Expect Labs; Company's Technology Billed as "the First Commercial Solution Designed to Analyze and Understand Conversations in Real Time and Proactively Find Related Information"; Liberty Hopes Partnership Will "Enable New, Cutting-Edge Services, Ranging from Context-Aware Voice and Video Calling to Voice-Driven Discovery of On-Demand Video Content"
  • Fox Digital Entertainment, QMx Interactive, Spark Plug Games Team to Transform Short-Lived Sci-Fi Series, "Firefly," into Social Game
  • FremantleMedia Re-Launches "The Pet Collective" on its own, Dedicated Web Site and as Part of Blip Network; Was Originally Launched Last Year as a YouTube Channel
  • Harris Interactive Study: Consumers More Likely to Interact with TV Commercials on PC's/Laptops than on Other Platforms
  • HbbTV Consortium Announces Strategic Marketing Campaign to Increase Global Acceptance of HbbTV Standard (June 25th)


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