Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VII): SocialGuide, Nielsen, Twitter, NowThis News, Ofcom, Pace, Patreon, Philips uWand, Gamious, Rdio, Redbox Instant by Verizon, TYT, Roku, Sigma Designs, yes

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.

  • SocialGuide-Powered Nielsen Study Finds "for the First Time, Statistical Evidence of a Two-Way Causal Influence between Broadcast TV Tune-In for a Program and the Twitter Conversation around that Program"
  • Mobile Video News Network, NowThis News, to Launch 24/7 Social Video News Channel on Instagram
  • Study by UK Communications Regulator, Ofcom, Finds Living-Room TV Viewing "Making a Comeback": However, Second-Screen Multitasking also on the Rise
  • UK Set-Top Box Manufacturer, Pace, Reports Higher H1 Revenues and Earnings
  • YouTube "Patronage" Platform, Patreon, Raises $2.1 Million
  • Philips' uWand Gestural Remote Control Arm Teams with Video Game Publisher, Gamious, to Bring Same-Screen Multiplayer Gaming to Smart TV; Joint Solution Enables up to 4 uWand-Equipped Remotes to Control On-Screen Action Individually and Simultaneously
  • Rdio Launches its Playlist-Driven, Transactional Streaming Video Site, Vdio, in Canada
  • Redbox Instant by Verizon Launches on Roku
  • YouTube Channel, The Young Turks (TYT) Network, Launches on Roku, Android and iOS; Channel's New "Direct-to-Consumer" Strategy Is Powered by OneScreen
  • Sigma Designs' HomePlugAV Powering VOD and Multi-Room TV for Israeli Satellite Provider, yes

Nielsen Twitter Study

North America