Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VII): Theatrics.com, Wikia, Thuuz, Google Glass, Tivli, "Philo," TRA, dunnhumbyUSA, Twitch, Unlinear.tv, FiOS TV, Veveo, Vision247, Witbe, YouTube

Announcing the first-ever YouTube Music Awards

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

  • Theatrics.com Launches Two New Fan-Powered Interactive Shows: 1) the "Wikia Live Cosplay Contest" and 2) "The Ghost Club," a Web-Based Interactive Reality Show; Theatrics' Platform Will Enable Wikia Fans to Participate Virtually in a Cosplay Contest Taking Place Live at Comic-Con New York; and Will Provide Ghost-Hunting Fans with "a Place to Document and Share their Adventures, and Interact with Others who Love the Paranormal World"
  • Sports-Discovery Platform Provider, Thuuz, Launches App for Google Glass; CEO: "Since Thuuz Is already on Smartphones, Tablets and Television Sets, Glass Was a Natural Extension for us to Reach our TV-Loving Sports Fans"
  • Tivli--OTT TV Service that Targets College Campuses--Rebrands as "Philo"
  • TiVo Research and Analytics (TRA) Expands its Partnership with "Customer Science" Company, dunnhumbyUSA; Exclusive Deal "Enables both Companies to Better Serve Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Advertisers with Co-Operative ROI Analytics Delivery and the Inclusion of over 90 Additional CPG Categories and dunnhumbyUSA's Shopper Segments, Including Hispanic Shoppers, into TRA's Advertising Optimization Platform, Media TRAnalytics"
  • Video-Gameplay Broadcasting/Viewing Platform, Twitch, Raises $20 Million in Series-C Funding Round
  • Unlinear.tv to Launch 49-Episode Interactive Murder Mystery, "Untitled Murder Project 2.0," on YouTube; Show Allows Viewers to "Choose their own Path towards Finding out who the Killer Is"
  • Verizon FiOS TV to Stop Supporting its Media Manager App for PC's and Macs
  • Veveo Awarded US Patent for Method of Generating Personalized Cross-Platform Recommendations; Method "Establishes how Preferences Learned from Use of one Content System by a User Can Be Utilized to Generate Personalized Recommendations for the User for Content Available in Another System" and also Includes "Determining Relationships between Content Items across the Different Systems"; Veveo Has Been Awarded 42 Patents to Date, 10 This Year
  • Veveo Opens its Graph-Based Semantic Platform to Modular Integration with Third-Party Search and Recommendation Systems (June 4th)
  • Veveo Awarded Two US Patents for its Semantic Search, Discovery and Personalization Technologies (May 13th)
  • Vision247 Launches "Perception" White-Label OTT TV Platform, Targeted at Content Owners
  • Witbe Says its Multiscreen Video Test and Monitoring Solutions Are Now Used by Companies Representing 55% of US Cable-TV Subscriber Base
  • YouTube to Hold First-Ever "YouTube Music Awards" November 3rd; Event Will Be Live-Streamed; Nominations to Be Determined by Viewership Data

Theatrics - Wikia - CosPlay

Untitled Murder Project

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