Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Comcast, Time Warner Cable, RDK Management, comScore, Crowdflik, Delivery Agent, Tennis Channel, DirecTV, DTG, EBU, Espial, Cisco, Pace, Harvard Intl.

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.

  • Comcast, Time Warner Cable Form Joint Venture, RDK Management LLC, to Manage Reference Design Kit (RDK) Software, which Was Originally Developed by Comcast; JV Will Be Responsible for RDK Licensing, Community Support and Training, and Code Management
  • comScore Releases July 2013 US Online Video Rankings
  • Crowdflik Launches to Enable Mobile Users to Create Crowdsourced Films
  • Tcommerce Company, Delivery Agent, Powering Online Store for Tennis Channel; Store Can also Be Accessed on 2012/2013 Samsung Smart TV's via Delivery Agent's ShopTV App
  • DirecTV Redesigns its iPad App
  • UK Industry Association, The Digital TV Group (DTG), Publishes New Status Update from its Future of Innovation in Television Technology (FITT) Taskforce
  • European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Launches "Cross-Platform Authentication" Project Group to Facilitate "More Personalized" TV Services on Connected Devices
  • Espial Unveils New Version of its Espial TV Browser, Billed as "Deliver[ing] a Significantly Enhanced User Experience Based on New HTML5, HbbTV, WebKit and Chipset Capabilities"; New Features Include Picture-in-Application, Support for Live TV Tuners Embedded in HTML5 Apps, Intelligent Remote-Control Mapping, Support for Video Trick Modes in HTML5 Apps
  • Espial Teams with Cisco to Demo Multiscreen Companion App (June 11th)
  • Espial Teams with Pace to Demo RDK Set-Top Box and User Experience, Featuring HTML5 UI, VOD Storefront, Social Media Integration and Video Apps (June 10th)
  • Espial Powers Freeview Hybrid Set-Top Boxes and Multiscreen Apps for Harvard International (May 14th)


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