Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Samsung, Spectra7, Stingray Digital, Universal Music Group, Stumbleupon, 5by, Target, thePlatform, TiVo, Com Hem, Netflix

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on TVOT NYC 2013 (December 11th in New York City--Early-Bird Pricing Ends Monday, September 30th!), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format:

  • Report: Amazon Listing Casts Light on Samsung Hybrid Cable/OTT Set-Top Box
  • Spectra7 Microsystems Launches CC7000 Chip, Billed as "Deliver[ing] Seamless Tablet-to-TV Connectivity"
  • Stingray Digital in Deal to License Universal Music Group's Library of Music and Concert Videos for its Galaxie and ConcertTV VOD Services
  • StumbleUpon Acquires Video-Discovery Company, 5by
  • Target Launches "Target Ticket" Transactional Broadband Video Service; "Family-Friendly" (via Partnership with Common Sense Media) Service Offers 30,000 Movie and TV Titles, Priced from $0.99 to $36.99; Is Available on PC, Mac, Xbox, Roku, Samsung TV's and Blu-ray Players, Android, iOS
  • thePlatform Launches Cloud-Based "Virtual TV Framework" to Enable Operators to Mirror Live/Linear-TV and VOD Services across Connected Devices; Key Features Include "Cloud-Based Management of Linear TV, VOD, Enhanced Discovery and Personalization, Targeted Advertising, Commerce, Content Protection and Multiscreen UI's"
  • Swedish Pay-TV Provider, Com Hem, to Launch TiVo-Powered Hybrid-TV Platform October 7th; Netflix Slated to Launch on Platform in December
  • TiVo CEO Rogers: Broadband Video Aggregators, such as Netflix and Hulu, Will Increasingly Be Offered by Traditional Pay-TV Operators alongside their own Services

Target Ticket

Com hem

North America