Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Ensequence, FilmOn.com, FreeCast, Google Glass, Sony, Google TV, The Guardian, Dailymotion, Instagram, IAB, ITN, The Sun, The Times, Horizon TV

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.

  • Ensequence Names Garry Perrelli SVP of Interactive Sales--Content Providers; Was Previously VP of National Accounts and Affiliate Advertising Sales for Disney and ESPN Media Networks; Will Be Tasked with Convincing Major Programmers to Develop Multiplatform Interactive TV Experiences
  • OTT Company, FilmOn.com, Launches "TV Affiliate Network," Billed as Enabling Publishers to Build Self-Branded Sites and Apps Featuring 600+ Live Channels and 45,000 On-Demand Videos "in Less than 5 Minutes and at No Cost"; Company Says Affiliates Will Earn 33% of Revenues from Ads and Subscriptions
  • FreeCast Says it Has Sold 1 Million+ of its Rabbit TV Internet-TV Devices in 18 Weeks since Launch
  • Google Glass Updates Include Video Player
  • Report: Sony FCC Filing Suggests Company Is Developing New Google TV Device
  • UK Newspaper, The Guardian, in Deal to Offer Online Video Channel on Dailymotion (August 2nd)
  • Instagram 4.1 Lets Users Import Videos; Previously Videos Had to Be Created within the App
  • Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Publishes Digital Content NewFronts Attendee Survey: 70% of Agency and Marketer Attendees Believe Buyers Will Shift More Budget from TV to Digital Video over Course of the Next Year
  • ITN Productions to Deliver 9,500+ VOD English Premier League Soccer Highlights to The Sun's and The Times' Mobile Apps "within Minutes" of Live Broadcast
  • Liberty Global's Horizon TV Platform to Launch on German Subsidiary Unitymedia KabelBW's Networks September 4th

Ensequence's Garry Perrelli

FilmOn.tv

Dailymotion

 

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