Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Facebook, FilmOn, FourthWall Media, WPP, The Data Alliance, Harmonic, HBO, Google Play, Hulu, Google Chromecast, Intel Media, Erik Huggers

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:

  • Facebook to Begin Sending Weekly Reports to ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, as well as to Selection of International TV Networks; Data to Include Number of "Actions"--Likes, Comments, Shares--an Episode Has Generated, and How Many Users Participated in these Actions
  • Facebook Names Former Univision Exec., David Lawenda, VP of Global Sales, US
  • Controversial TV-Placeshifting/Internet-TV Service, FilmOn, in Deal with France 24 News
  • Set-Top Box Viewing-Data Company, FourthWall Media, in Partnership Deal with WPP-Subsidiary, The Data Alliance; Deal Will See FourthWall's MassiveData Division Providing TV Usage Data to Multiple WPP Agencies
  • Turkey's Dogus Media Group Taps Harmonic to Power its New OTT Service, TVYO
  • HBO Begins Selling Shows on Google Play
  • Hulu Plus App Launches on Google Chromecast
  • Hulu Advertising Chief, JP Colaco, to Leave the Company
  • Hulu Acting CEO Forssell: "I Believe over Time we Should Introduce an Ad-Free Service"
  • New York Post: Intel Media (OnCue TV) Chief, Erik Huggers, Eyeing CEO Role at Hulu; Others Rumored to Be Seeking the Job Include Lauren Zalaznick, Fox Networks Group President, Mike Hopkins

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