Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (II): ESPN, evox Television, FX, Google, YouTube, NFL, Chromecast, AllCast, Guide, Jim Henson Family TV, Hulu, Criterion Collection, Instagram, Luma

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.

  • President John Skipper: ESPN Has Held Preliminary Talks about Offering Programming on an OTT TV Service; Service Would Have to Buy "the Whole Suite of [ESPN] Products"
  • evox Television Launches Commerce- and Social-Enabled Broadband TV Network, "Aimed at Helping People Live a Healthier and More Sustainable Lifestyle"; Currently Available on Web and Roku, Slated to Roll Out "Soon" on Apple TV, Xbox, Samsung Smart TV's, iOS and Android Devices
  • FX Greenlights Post-Episode Online Talk Show, "Anarchy Afterword," for "Sons of Anarchy"
  • Report: Google's Larry Page, YouTube's Robert Kyncl Recently Met with NFL Delegation, Including Commissioner Roger Goodell; NFL's "Sunday Ticket" Subscription-Based Programming Package Said to Be among Topics of Discussion; DirecTV's Exclusive "Sunday Ticket" Deal Ends December 31st, 2014
  • Google Disables Third-Party Chromecast Streaming App, AllCast
  • Guide Launches Web Version of its Avatar-Driven News-Text-to-Video Service; Service Originally Launched on iPad
  • Deal with Jim Henson Family TV Brings Classic Children's Show, "Fraggle Rock," to Hulu
  • Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation to Offer Eight Rare Films on Hulu as Part of Hulu's Partnership with Criterion Collection
  • Instagram Acquires Video-Sharing-App Company, Luma; Luma Developed "Infinite Filter" Technology
  • Ipsos MediaCT: Average Consumer Now Spends 22% of his/her Total Time Online Watching Video, Compared to 15% Just One Year Ago


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