Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Virgin Media, Two Way Media, TiVo, Comedy Central, BET, Weather Channel, Visiware, France Televisions, Vubiquity, TiVo, Watchup, YouTube, YuMe

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.

  • UK Cable Operator, Virgin Media, Unveils Two Way Media-Powered Interactive TV Games Portal, "Play Games," for its TiVo-Enabled Customers (July 11th)
  • Virgin Media Adds Comedy Central and BET to its Virgin TV Anywhere Service (June 27th)
  • Virgin Media Taps The Weather Channel to Power Weather Service for its Virgin Media TiVo Connected-TV Platform and virginmedia.com (June 17th)
  • Virgin Media Adds 11 New Live Channels to its Virgin TV Anywhere Service (June 4th)
  • France Televisions Taps Visiware to Bring Broadcast-Synchronized Second-Screen Interactivity to its Tour de France Coverage (July 9th)  
  • VOD Distributor, Vubiquity (Formerly Avail-TVN and its Subsidiary, the On Demand Group), in Deal to Integrate its AnyVU Streaming Service with the TiVo User Experience, Enabling Operators that Use TiVo UI to Offer Vubiquity's ViewNow Subscription Movie Package across Platforms (June 5th)
  • At TVOT 2013, Watchup Launches Version 2.0 of its Video-Centric News Reader
  • WISI Communications, IP.NETCOM Partner on Set-Top Box that Combines HbbTV with IPTV
  • YouTube Lets Publishers Embed Subscribe Buttons for YouTube Channels on their Web Sites
  • YouTube No Longer Insisting on Exclusivity in Contracts with Creators (July 11th)
  • Video Ad Network Company, YuMe, Files for $65 Million IPO (July 2nd)
  • YuMe-IPG Research Finds High Recall for Tablet Ads (June 19th)

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