Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI)

Strike Social : Free Tools to Measure your Channel's Performance and Increase your Audience

SnappyTV, Sony, Strike Social, Target, The CW, ThinkAnalytics, TWC, AMC, TiVo, Entone, Opera, TMS,, ToyTalk, TransGaming, Tubemogul, Tvinci

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on TVOT NYC 2013 (December 11th in New York City--Super-Early-Bird Registration ends midnight Friday!), as well as catching up with news we missed during our post-TVOT 2013 break, we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke):

  • Social Video Editing and Publishing Provider, SnappyTV, Teaming with Heineken for Instant Highlights of US Open on Twitter
  • Portable Live-Video-over-Cellular Solutions Provider, LiveU, Teams with SnappyTV to Offer "Streamlined" Solution for Posting Clips from Live Events; First Customer Is NY Giants (June 17th)
  • SnappyTV Powers Clip-Streaming Initiative for Twitter and the NBA (May 17th)
  • SnappyTV Launches "Vtweets" Feature, to Enable Media Organizations to Instantly Map Tweets to their Corresponding Video Content (June 12th)
  • Sony Launches "Video Unlimited" 4K Ultra HD Video Download Service and Expands its 4K Ultra HD TV Product Line; Service Currently Offers 70+ Titles for Rent or Purchase
  • Sony Launches $95 "PlayStation Vita TV" OTT Set-Top Box for Japanese Market
  • Start-Up, Strike Social, Offers Free Service that Lets YouTube Creators Track How their Content Is Performing
  • Target Set to Launch Target Ticket Video Download and Rental Service
  • The CW Launches Digital Studio, CW Seed (August 15th)
  • Portuguese MSO, Zon, Deploys ThinkAnalytics Recommendations Engine for Linear TV and VOD
  • ThinkAnalytics Unveils ThinkSports Global Sports Metadata Library; Service Integrates Thuuz Sports Service
  • Time Warner Cable Launches its TWC TV App for Xbox 360; App Offers up to 300 Live Channels; Will Not Count against Data Caps
  • AMC "TV Everywhere" Service Now Available on Time Warner Cable's TWC TV App
  • TiVo, Entone Target IPTV Operators Globally via Joint Solution that Brings TiVo User Experience to Entone's Hybrid IPTV Devices
  • TiVo Releases Fiscal Q2 Financial Results and Subscriber Totals: Company Achieves "Sustained Net Income Profitability"; Service and Technology Revenues Up 42% Year-over-Year; Subscriptions Up 33% Year-over-Year, due to MSO Deployments; However, TiVo-Owned Subscriptions Fall to Below 1 Million
  • TiVo Adds Opera Software to New Roamio Devices; Partnership "Will Enable TiVo to Bring the Latest and Greatest of the Web and HTML5 Content to Cable Operator Customers and Consumers, Including Business, Entertainment, Fashion, Sports and Gaming News, Content and More, as well as Provide Developers with an SDK to Create New Apps for the TiVo Platform for the App Store that TiVo Is Planning to Launch Later this Year"
  • Verizon to Use TMS Solutions to Power Entertainment Guides across all its FiOS TV Platforms
  • Tremor Video Taps TMS to Provide Localized Entertainment Listings within its Interactive Video Ad Formats
  • TMS Expands its Online Video Data (OVD) to Include Providers in Canada and UK
  • Social-TV Sports Company,, Launches "Juventus Live" App for Social Soccer-Viewing (August 22nd)
  • Launches "Social Photo" Feature (June 26th)
  • ToyTalk's Hybrid iPad Game/Children's Game Show, "The Winston Show," Uses Voice-Recognition Technology to Let Children Interact with Cartoon Characters
  • TransGaming Launches its GameTree TV Service on Philips Smart TV's; Will Be Monetized via Embedded Video Advertising; Launch Is First Deployment of HTML5 Version of GameTree TV
  • TransGaming to Launch GameTree TV Games on Panasonic Viera Connect Smart-TV Devices (June 4th)
  • Tubemogul Report Identifies Primetime for Mobile Video Consumption
  • Tvinci's OTT 2.0 Platform to Power New Philippines-Based Broadband TV Service, Blink
  • Tvinci's OTT 2.0 Platform Tapped to Power Eutelsat KabelKiosk's New Wholesale OTT TV Offering (June 4th)


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