Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I):, AOL, Aereo, Syncbak, Alticast, STMicroelectronics, Lovefilm, Antik Technology, Apple TV, AT&T U-verse, ESPN, BBC, BlackArrow, Tesco, Blinkbox

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):

  • AOL-Owned Advanced Advertising Technology Provider,, Renames its Platform "Pathway," Rolls Out New Features; Also Launches Updated Versions of its Buyer and Seller Tools, Now Branded as "Audience Path" and "Demand Path"
  • Expands into Japan
  •, IAB Australia Publish Research on Cross-Platform Video Advertising in Australia
  • AOL Completes Acquisition of (September 6th)
  • IPG Mediabrands' Magna Global in Programmatic Ad-Buying Partnership with (August 16th)
  • Controversial TV-Placeshifting Service, Aereo, Launches in Houston and Dallas; Chicago Launch Delayed
  • Federal Judge Dismisses Subpoena by Aereo that sought Documents and Testimony about CBS's Investment in Broadcaster-Friendly TV-Placeshifting Company, Syncbak
  • Central European Media Enterprises (CME) to Use Alticast's OTT Set-Top Box Platform to Power "Voyo Player" STB for its New SVOD Service, Voyo; Service Will Initially Launch in Czech Republic
  • At IBC 2013, Alticast Demo's RDK Set-Top Box Solution on STMicroelectronics' Orly SoC Platform (September 12th)
  • Alticast Names David Nicholas SVP of Sales (September 9th)
  • Amazon-Owned Streaming Video Service, Lovefilm, Updates its iOS App with AirPlay Support, IMDb Info, Watchlist Management
  • Slovakia-Based Antik Technology Launches Low-Cost Multicast/OTT Set-Top Box at IBC 2013
  • Apple Releases--then Pulls--Apple TV 6.0 Software Update; New Features Include iTunes Radio, iTunes Music Store, AirPlay from iCloud
  • AT&T U-verse Customers Can Now Watch ESPN Deportes and ESPNEWS on the WatchESPN "TV Everywhere" Service
  • AT&T U-verse Launches "Country Deep" App, Featuring Music Videos, Live Performances, Interviews and More (June 3rd)
  • AT&T U-verse Unveils New On-Demand Storefront (May 16th)
  • BBC Issues Call for Entries for its New Digital Design Roster
  • BBC Releases Red Button Interactive TV Schedule through September 27th
  • Advanced Advertising Technology Provider, BlackArrow, Forms Advisory Board, Featuring High-Profile Execs from 4A's, CBS, Comcast, GroupM, AMC, Engagement Marketing Group
  • UK Supermarket Chain, Tesco, Begins Major Advertising Push for its Blinkbox Broadband VOD Service


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