Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (V): Mozilla, Panasonic, MTV, Nagra OpenTV 5, NBCU, NowThis News, NeuLion, Octoshape, Comigo, OneTwoSee, Ooyala, Jinni, Telstra, Opera

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT NYC 2013 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period, we are covering stories in headlines/round-up format (note: we have marked older stories with the date they originally broke). We expect it will take us a few weeks to catch up with all recent developments, so 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.

  • Mozilla Teams with Panasonic to Develop and Promote Firefox OS Open Platform for Smart TV's; Platform Leverages HTML5 and Other Web Technologies
  • Panasonic Unveils "Life+Screen" Personalized User Interface for Smart TV's; Features Include Voice Navigation and the Ability to "Recognize each User Individually and Build up a Personalized Profile of their Favorite Content"
  • MTV Launches "TV Everywhere" for the Mobile Web
  • Telefonica to Deploy Nagra's OpenTV 5 Middleware to Power Hybrid and OTT TV Services in Latin America
  • NBCUniversal News Group Takes Minority Stake in Social/Mobile News-Video Network, NowThis News
  • NeuLion in Multi-Year Deal with Microsoft to Provide Live and On-Demand Streaming of Sports Content for Xbox One
  • NeuLion Powers Live, Interactive Streaming Service for Portland Trail Blazers (December 4th)
  • NeuLion Powers iOS and Android Apps for 14 NHL Clubs; Apps Offer Exclusive Streaming Content, Interactive Features (October 16th)
  • Octoshape Tapped to Stream Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
  • Octoshape Boasts 100 Million Users, 100% Year-over-Year Growth for its Cloud-Based Streaming Technology
  • Octoshape, Comigo Partner on "End-to-End TV Solution for Operators, Offering...Social and Interactive Features and Capabilities"
  • VIVOplay Taps Octoshape to Power Spanish-Language OTT Service (November 4th)
  • OneTwoSee Partners with Bloomberg Sports to Enhance Programming on LG Smart TV's; Partnership "Focused on Creating New Display Formats that Render...Data and Graphics alongside a Traditional Sports Broadcast...with Interactive and Complementary Content that Develops in Real Time during the Course of a Game"
  • OneTwoSee Names Robert Pace Chief Business Officer (December 17th)
  • Ooyala in Video-Discovery Partnership with Jinni; Partnership will "Integrate Ooyala's Machine-Learning Big-Data Analytics Systems with Jinni's Semantic Discovery to Deliver...Video Personalization for All Screens"
  • Australian Telco, Telstra, Invests $43 Million in Video Streaming and Analytics Platform Provider, Ooyala (December 11th)
  • Ooyala Research Finds 133% Year-over-Year Increase in Mobile and Tablet Video Views (December 11th)
  • Ooyala Partners with Multiscreen Agency, Ratio, to Further "Development and Deployment of Interactive, Multiscreen Video Solutions Designed to Engage and Monetize Large Viewing Audiences across All Devices" (November 19th)
  • Sigma Designs Licenses Opera Devices SDK for its Smart TV Processors
  • Opera Devices SDK Powering Bang & Olufsen Connected TV's
  • Opera SDK Powering TechniSat Hybrid Set-Top Boxes
  • Opera Signs Up Samsung as 10th Customer for its Opera TV Store
  • Opera Devices SDK Adds Support for the Cable RDK, Enabling Use of Chromium/Blink Engine on RDK STB's (December 13th)
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