Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): Barnes & Noble, BBC, Bell Canada, BitTorrent, Converge Studios, blinkx, BrightRoll, CableLabs, Canoe, Cablevision, Charter, Cisco, CNN

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.

  • Barnes & Noble Launches Free Nook Video Apps for iOS, Android and Roku; also Launches Apps for Nook Tablet and Nook Color
  • BBC Releases Red Button Interactive TV Schedule through August 24th
  • Bell Canada Launches "TV Everywhere" App
  • BitTorrent Teams with Converge Studios to Enable Viewers to "Creatively Shape" Future of New TV Series, "Fly or Die"
  • Video Search Company, blinkx, Announces Initiative to Create Original Videos, Launches Four Community-Focused Channels
  • Kellogg Taps BrightRoll as its Digital Video Advertising Platform Provider
  • CableLabs Announces Major Expansion: Adds 14 New Members in Europe, Asia and Latin America; Swallows Cable Europe Labs; Now Provides R&D Services to MSO's Collectively Reaching 100 Million Subscribers
  • Cablevision and Charter No Longer Part of Cable-Industry Advanced-Advertising Venture, Canoe; Canoe Set to Announce that it Is Managing VOD Advertising for 90+ Networks
  • Report: Charter Communications Files Trademark Application for "Way More App"; App Would Let Subscribers "View Linear Channel Content, Select Real-Time or DVR Delivery of Broadcast Entertainment, Connect to Gaming Content, Access Metadata for Enhancement of Viewer Interaction, Manage and Edit Account Information, Record Content, Initiate Parental Controls and Enjoy Broadcast Programming and Gaming"
  • Cisco CEO Chambers: "We [Have] Got to Be Able to Fix [the] Set-Top Business and Migrate it to the Cloud"
  • CNN Launches Live "TV Everywhere" Feed on its Web Site: Feed Airs without Audio or Ads until User Authenticates Self as Pay-TV Subscriber


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