Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): HuffPost Live, IAB, Invidi, iStreamPlanet, LiveU, Kudelski, OpenTV, Sony PlayStation3, M-GO, Vizio, Michael Kors, Facebook, Microsoft Xbox, "Blake's 7," MTV

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.

  • On Service's First Anniversary, Huffington Post Trumpets Success of its Social Streaming Video Service, HuffPost Live: Claims Total of 445 Million Video Views, 13 Million Unique Visitors a Month, Average Visit of 22 Minutes; Promises More Programming that "Giv[es] Regular People Greater Access to the Airwaves and Further[s] the Democratization of the Media"
  • Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer, and WPP CEO, Martin Sorrell, to Keynote IAB MIXX Conference
  • Invidi Awarded Canadian Patent for "Key Functionality" Underlying its Addressable Advertising Platform
  • iStreamPlanet, LiveU Team to Offer Mobile, Multiscreen, Live Video Streaming Solution; Solution Combines LiveU's Cellular Transmission Backpacks and Other Devices with iStreamPlanet's Aventus Cloud-Based Live Video Workflow Solution
  • Kudelski Group Sees Strong 1H Digital TV Growth in the Americas; Contributing Factors Include Telefonica's Roll-Out of OpenTV5
  • "Live Events Viewer" App Launches on Sony PlayStation3; Will Feature Live Streaming Free and Pay-Per-View Event Coverage; First Featured Event Is WWE SummerSlam
  • Transactional Broadband VOD Service, M-GO, Launches on Vizio Smart TV's and Vizio Co-Star Streaming Players; Newer Vizio Models Feature M-GO Button on their Remotes
  • Michael Kors Launches Choose-Your-Own-Adventure App on Facebook
  • Report: Microsoft in Deal to Remake Classic British Sci-Fi Series, "Blake's 7" for Xbox Live
  • MTV App Launches on Xbox; Offers Full Episodes, Bonus Content, MTV News, Events Coverage--but not Music Videos
     

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