Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Scripps Networks Interactive, ulive, SeaChange, TiVo, Rovi, Sensio, Shazam, "Jimmy Kimmel Live,", Sky, Sling Media, Simulmedia, TRA, Sofia Digital

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:

  • Scripps Networks Interactive Launches Broadband Video Service, ulive; Service, which Is Free to Anyone (Not Just Authenticated Pay-TV Subscribers), Offers Videos from all Scripps Channels, Plus 70+ New, Original Series; Ford Motor Company Is Service's Launch Partner
  • Report: TiVo, Rovi Interested in Acquiring SeaChange International
  • Sensio in Licensing Deal to Offer 3D Movies from Universal Studios on its 3DGO! VOD Service
  • Second-Screen/ACR Company, Shazam, in Partnership with "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
  • Shazam Tapped to Bring Interactivity to Ad Council's Campaign for FEMA's "Ready Kids" Initiative
  • Shazam Updates App Look-and-Feel for iOS7
  • Announces Android and Chromecast Apps, Support for DLNA
  • Sky Adds More Titles to its TV Box Set Service and More Channels to its Catch Up TV Service
  • Sky Updates Search Functionality of its Sky+ HD Set-Top Box; New Capabilities Include "Technology that Collates Results Based on Real-Time Searches across the Nation, [which] Means Customers Can Expect the Most Recent and On-Trend Suggestions at the Top of their Searches"
  • Sling Media Launches Slingbox 350 TV-Placeshifting Set-Top Box in UK and Scandinavia
  • Targeted TV Advertising Specialist, Simulmedia, Becomes First Company to Launch Guaranteed Ad Campaigns Using Purchase Data from TiVo Research and Analytics (TRA)
  • Hungarian Telco, Antenna Hungaria, to Use Sofia Digital's Sofia Backstage HbbTV Platform to Power HbbTV Trial; Trial Will Feature Range of Red-Button Interactive TV Apps (September 13th)


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