Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Samsung Developers, Sky, Facebook, Kevin Spacey, Mediacom, Synacor, Telus, Tennis Channel, Verizon FiOS, NCTC, ThinkAnalytics, Thinkbox

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.

  • Samsung Opens Registration for its First Annual Global Developers Conference
  • Sky Launches Sky Share Facebook App; App Offers Social and Algorithmic Recommendations, Ability to Remotely Set Recordings on Sky+ DVR
  • Actor Kevin Spacey Shares Thoughts on the Future of Television
  • Mediacom Renews its "TV Everywhere" Deal with Synacor
  • Canadian Telco, Telus, Launches Wireless Set-Top Box for its Optik TV Service
  • Tennis Channel Launches Synacor-Powered, Live-Streaming "TV Everywhere" Service for Verizon FiOS TV and NCTC Customers
  • TV Search and Recommendations Company, ThinkAnalytics, Sees 100% Year-over-Year Revenue and Profit Growth: Customers Include Liberty Global, Cox Communications, BSkyB and Virgin Media
  • UK TV-Industry Body, Thinkbox: 98.5% of TV Viewing Is on a TV Set; Just 1.5% Is on Tablets and Other Second Screens; Time-Shifted TV Viewing Is Plateauing
  • Thinkbox Study Identifies "Key Differences between Watching TV Live and On-Demand," and Attempts to Explain "Why Live Viewing Continues to Thrive alongside VOD" (July 4th)

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