Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Google Chromecast, HBO, Pandora, Redbox, Revision3, Vimeo, Netflix, Google TV, Google "Helpouts," Harmonic, CCAP, Freeview Australia, HbbTV, TWC, Hulu

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.

  • Google Launches $35, 2-Inch Chromecast Device; Plugs into HDMI Port, Enabling Users to Transfer Web Content to TV; Is Integrated with Netflix and YouTube
  • Report: HBO, Pandora, Redbox Instant by Verizon, Revision3, Vimeo Plan to Support Google Chromecast
  • Google Launches Preview of Google Cast SDK to Encourage Development of "Consistent, Intuitive Multiscreen Experiences across Mobile Devices and TV's"
  • Google Ends Chromecast 3-Free-Months-of-Netflix Promotion Due to "Overwhelming Demand"
  • Google: "Google TV Is Moving Forward in a Major Way"
  • Report: Google "Helpouts" Project Seeks to Transform Google Hangouts into Live Video Commerce Platform
  • Harmonic Begins Shipping Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) Products
  • Freeview Australia Working with Local Free-to-Air Networks and TV Manufacturers on Coordinated HbbTV Launch (July 21st)
  • Report: Time Warner Cable, Hulu Break Off Talks


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