Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Dish Hopper, Fox, Elemental Technologies, NDR, Foxtel, Entone, LG Electronics, Eutelsat, Facebook

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.

  • Appeals Court Refuses to Block Dish Hopper DVR's AutoHop Ad-Skipping Feature in Copyright Case Brought by Fox
  • Moody's: AutoHop Feature May Harm Dish Network in the Long Run
  • German Pubcaster, NDR, Taps Multiscreen Video Content-Delivery Solutions Provider, Elemental Technologies, to Encode Live Content for Web Portals and Mobile Apps
  • Elemental Names High-Profile Interactive TV Industry Figure, Aslam Khader, Chief Product Officer (June 20th)
  • Foxtel Using Elemental's Video-Processing Technologies to Power OTT Services (June 13th)
  • Canby Telcom Taps Elemental to Power Roku Channel Featuring Live Local Broadcast Channels (May 21st)
  • Entone Integrates its Hybrid Media Gateway with LG's Netcast Media-Streaming Platform; Combined Solution Designed to Enable Operators to Deliver Linear and OTT TV to Connected Devices without Need for Traditional Set-Top Box
  • Eutelsat Launches "Smart LNB" for Direct-to-Home Connected TV
  • Report: Facebook Planning "TV-Style" Ads in Users' News Feeds
  • Foxtel's Foxtel Play OTT Service Goes Live; Is Available on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Select Samsung Smart TV's


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