Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Storytelling, Synacor, Time Warner Cable, TiVo, Pace, Charter, Turner Sports, PGA, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Vevo, Apple TV, Videolicious, Washington Post

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.

  • Research Study on Future of Storytelling Finds 78% of Respondents "Want to 'Friend' a Character Digitally (e.g. Receive Facebook Updates, Text Messages, etc.) with the Ability to Sway the Character's Decisions"; 87% "Want to See Events through the Eyes of a Particular Character or to Switch between Different Characters' POV's"; 94% "Feel Companies Should Treat the 'Real World' (e.g., Places, People, or Objects) as Another Platform that can Interact with Content they View on other Devices"
  • "TV Everywhere" Technology Provider, Synacor, Sees Revenues Decline in Q2, Swings to a Loss; CEO Anticipates New Smartphone, Tablet and Laptop/Desktop Products Will Drive Growth in 2014
  • Time Warner Cable Wins Technology & Engineering Emmys for Network DVR, VOD Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI)
  • FCC Filings Cast Light on TiVo's Next-Generation DVR Products, "Roamio" and "Roamio Plus"
  • TiVo Wins Technology & Engineering Emmy for its Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery
  • Alaskan Cable Operator, GCI, Deploying Pace XG1 Multi-Tuner Video Gateway with TiVo UI; Deal Is First Fruit of Pace-TiVo Global Partnership Agreement
  • Charter Communications Winds Down its Leased-TiVo Option
  • Turner Sports Trumpets Success of TNT's PGA Championship Coverage: Live Streaming on Web and Mobile Up 69%
  • Twitter CEO Denies Reports that Launch of Instagram Video Has Resulted in Stagnation for Vine: Vine Is "Growing Just as Well as We Could Have Hoped"
  • Report: Vevo Developing App for Apple TV to Deliver its 24/7 Linear Music-Video Channel
  • Video-Creation App Start-Up, Videolicious, Raises $2.25 Million; Investors Include Washington Post,


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