Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VIII): TiVo, Grouper, Com Hem, TiVo Research and Analytics, TubeStart, Twitch, PlayStation4, Xbox One, Viacom, Twitter

TiVo® Roamio Launch Video

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.

  • TiVo Launches its Next-Generation "Roamio" DVR Line; Key Features Include Out-of-Home Streaming/TV-Placeshifting Capability, New UI, Personalized Dashboard, New Opera-Powered HTML5-Based Apps Platform
  • TiVo in Brand-Integration Partnership with "Technology-Based Social Club" Grouper
  • Swedish Pay-TV Operator, Com Hem, Trialing TiVo UI/UX Ported to Samsung Set-Top Box; TiVo Announced Deployment with Com Hem around 14 Months ago
  • TiVo Research and Analytics (TRA) Hires Ex-Nielsen Exec, Sheryl Harkins, as SVP of CPG Sales
  • TubeStart, a Subscription-Based Crowdfunding Platform for YouTube Creators, Launches
  • Video-Gameplay Broadcasting/Viewing Platform, Twitch, to Be Available on New Sony PlayStation4, Microsoft Xbox One
  • Viacom and Twitter Sign Agreements with Degree Women, Pepsi and Other Brands to Develop Twitter Amplify Social-Video Ad Campaigns "In and Around" the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards; Viacom-Twitter Amplify Partnership Extended into 30+ Different Programming Events through End of 2014
  • Report: Twitter Testing "TV Trending" Box at Top of User's Timeline
  • Twitter Hires Google Exec., Jennifer Prince, to Head Entertainment-Industry Sales
  • Twitter Claims 40 Million Users for Vine

Jennifer Prince

TiVo Roamio

North America