Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Vimond, Visiware, Numericable, France Televisions, Watchwith, Wayin, Twitter, WeSEE, Pace, Witbe, YouTube, Fox Sports

Kidzilla vs. The new Vimeo iOS app

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on TVOT NYC 2013 (December 11th in New York City), and because of the huge volume of news generated by the IBC and IFA conferences, we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format (note: 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):

  • Vimond Launches Modular, Standalone Online-TV Products, Targeted at Broadcasters and Operators that Don't Need End-to-End System
  • Vimond Launches "Event Analyzer," Billed as "a Turnkey, Completely Pluggable Solution for Capturing Video Highlights in Real Time and Using them to Enrich the Online-TV Experience"
  • Vimond Launches Collection of Licensed Open Application Frameworks (September 3rd)
  • Vimond Unveils New Monetization Features for its Online-TV Platform: "Product Packaging" and "Ad Cue Points" (August 27th)
  • Vimond Unveils New Automation Features for its Video Flow Engine: "Media Importer" and "Content Catalogue" (August 22nd)
  • Visiware Expands its Interactive TV Games Service on French Pay-TV Platform, Numericable, with New "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" and "Murder, She Wrote" Games, New Games Portal and New Subscription Packages
  • France Televisions Taps Visiware to Power Broadcast-Synchronized Second-Screen Interactive TV for its Coverage of the Tour de France (June 29th)
  • Television Academy Taps Watchwith to Create and Deliver Original Content Synchronized with its Backstage LIVE! Programming; Backstage LIVE! Production Staff Used Company's Showrunner Tools to Create Content and its Real-Time API to Power Synchronized Experience; Watchwith Partnered with Pivotal Labs to Build Backstage LIVE! App, which Offered Polls, Quizzes, Photo Galleries, Quotes, Facts and More
  • Social Media Engagement Company, Wayin, Announces "More Extensive" Twitter Partnership to Provide "Integrated Twitter Media Solutions" for On-Air Broadcasts
  • WeSEE Survey Finds Significant Interest in "Shoppable Videos"
  • Pace Taps Witbe to Automate Testing of its Set-Top Boxes
  • YouTube to Enable Offline Viewing on Mobile Devices
  • YouTube Rolls Out "Top Fans" Toolset to Creators with 5,000+ Subscribers; Billed as "a Set of Tools to Help YouTube Creators Identify, Understand and Interact with their Most Engaged and Influential Viewers"; Tools Include Ranked View of Most Engaged and Influential Subscribers, Updated Daily; Ability to Set up Google+ Circle of Biggest Fans
  • YouTube, Fox Sports in Deal to Jointly Sell Ads on Fox Sports' YouTube Channel

YouTube's "Top Fans"

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