Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I):, Aereo, Time Warner Cable, AFDESI, Alibaba, Tcommerce, Wasu Media, BBC, Brightcove, Yahoo!7, Cablevision

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.

  • Video Advertising Company,, Expands its European Operations with Five New Hires
  • Controversial TV-Placeshifting Service, Aereo, to Launch in Utah August 19th; Will Launch in Chicago September 13th
  • Embroiled in Dispute with CBS, Time Warner Cable CEO Praises Aereo: "It's Certainly Something We're Looking at"
  • AFDESI Extends Submissions Deadline for its Interactive TV Awards to August 20th
  • Chinese Ecommerce Company, Alibaba, Launches Tcommerce-Enabled Connected-TV Operating System, Teams with Wasu Media on "Wasu Rainbow" Connected-TV Set-Top Box
  • BBC Releases Red Button Interactive TV Schedule through July 27th
  • Brightcove Powers Catch-Up TV on Desktops, Smartphones and Tablets for Australia's Yahoo!7 Portal
  • Brightcove Names Former RealNetworks President and CEO, Thomas Nielsen, SVP of Products (June 25th)
  • Brightcove Launches Brightcove Video Cloud Live for Delivering Live Video Events on Desktops, Smartphones, Tablets and Connected TV's
  • Cablevision Quietly Revamps its Network DVR Service, Re-Brands it from "DVR Plus" to "Multi-Room DVR"; Enhancements Include Expanded Storage, Ability to Record 10 Shows at Once


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