Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Microsoft Xbox One, NBC, Bottle Rocket, Netflix, Netgem, NeuLion, Ivy League, Sensio, Nielsen, Oxygen Media, Rovi, BSkyB, S3 Group

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):

  • Microsoft Studios Exec: Company Set to Unveil Several Interactive TV Projects for Xbox One before Year's End
  • NBC Relaunches its iPhone/iPad/iPod touch App with New UI and UX Optimized for iOS 7, and with Focus on Full-Episode Content; App, Built by Bottle Rocket, Will Be "Foundation" of Network's TV Everywhere Offering, Scheduled to Launch in 2014
  • CEO Hastings Claims Piracy in Canada Down 50% since Netflix Launched there, because "Netflix Is so much Easier than Torrenting"
  • Netflix's "House of Cards" Wins Best Director Emmy
  • Netgem Launches "Duo TV" and "Total TV" at IBC 2013
  • Interactive Broadband Video Solutions Provider, NeuLion, Powers Ivy League Digital Network; Service Features Multiscreen Viewing, DVR Controls, Social Media Integration
  • NeuLion in Deal with Coliseum Sports Media to Power Live and On-Demand Interactive Broadband Video Service for New Zealand Fans of Barclays Premier League Soccer (August 22nd)
  • NeuLion Q2 Revenues Up, Losses Down (August 9th)
  • NeuLion TV Everywhere Platform Powers Live and On-Demand Coverage of Rogers Cup on (August 8th)
  • NeuLion's TV Everywhere Platform Powering New Cable Network Pivot's Pivot TV App (July 29th)
  • NeuLion Powering Sensio's Transactional, Smart-TV 3D VOD Service, 3DGO! (June 26th)
  • NeuLion Trumpets its Broadband Video Reach in College Sports (June 13th)
  • Bright House Networks Taps NeuLion to Power Live Streaming of Florida High School Sports (June 12th)
  • NeuLion Tapped as Exclusive Provider of Video-Streaming Services for Barclays Center in Brooklyn (June 4th)
  • Nielsen Study Confirms Prevalence of "Binge Viewing" among Users of Broadband VOD Services, such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime
  • Report: Nielsen to Begin Offering Data on TV Viewing on Smartphones and Tablets, and to Roll Out Service that Measures Tweets
  • Oxygen Media Launches "TV Everywhere" Service on its Web Site and on New, Bottle Rocket-Built "Oxygen Now" iOS App; Android App to Launch Next Month; Future Phases of Oxygen's TVE Roll-Out Will "Incorporate a Live Linear TV Stream, Integrated Second-Screen and Interactive TV Capabilities, Advanced Social Networking Opportunities and New Personalization Features"
  • Rovi Sells Rovi Entertainment Store to Reliance Majestic Holdings (September 1st)
  • BSkyB Using S3 Group's StormTest Development Center to Automate Testing of its Sky+ HD Platform


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