Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Amazon, AT&T U-verse, Stingray Digital, AwesomenessTV, BBC, S4C, blinkx, Grab Media, Bravo Media, Broadpeak

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.

  • Amazon Studios to Produce 5 More Original Pilots for Children, Including First Pilots for 6-11 Year-Olds; Viewer Response Will Help Determine Which Are Produced as Series for Amazon Instant Video and Lovefilm
  • Amazon Instant Video Wins 2013 Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for its Work on Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery
  • AT&T U-verse Launches Interactive TV Karaoke App from Stingray Digital
  • YouTube Network AwesomenessTV--Recently Acquired by Dreamworks Animation for $33 Million--Will Add AwesomenessKids and AwesomenessX Channels Targeted at Children and Young Males, and Expand Original AwesomenessTV Channel
  • BBC Releases Red-Button Interactive TV Schedule through August 10th
  • Programming from Welsh-Language Broadcaster, S4C, to Be Available on BBC iPlayer; S4C also Launching YouView App, Expanding YouTube Presence
  • Internet Video Search Company, blinkx, Acquires Online Video Content-Syndication and Advertising Platform, Grab Media, in All-Cash Deal
  • blinkx Beta-Launches VideoAdvantage; Platform Billed as Enabling Publishers to Embed Content from blinkx's Video Catalog on their Sites and Share in Advertising Revenue (July 23rd)
  • Bravo Media Launches "Watch What Happens Live Clubhouse!" YouTube Channel
  • Broadpeak Powers OTT for Uruguayan Cable Operator, TCC (June 20th)
  • Singapore Pay-TV Operator, StarHub, Taps Broadpeak to Power HTTP Live Streaming Services (June 13th)
  • Turkish Pay-TV Operator, D-Smart, Taps Broadpeak to Power OTT Services (May 9th)


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