Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Smartclip, TalkTalk, YouView, thePlatform, Mediacom, TiVo, UPC Ireland, will.i.am, WiOffer, XOS Digital, Yahoo!, IntoNow, Youtoo, YouTube
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Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): Minerva, MTV, NDS, NHL, GetGlue, NimbleTV, PrePlay, Oxygen Connect, Perform, Livesport.TV, Facebook, Mediacom, LG Electronics
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show, as well as moving to a new office (note: our new mailing address is 1274 35th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122), we are covering stories in this issue as a series of headline round-ups with hyperlinks to press releases and other news sources.
Audi kicked off a video advertising campaign for its A7 Sportback through connected TVs in the United Kingdom.
--Comcast Spotlight Exec Says Interactive Remind/Record Spots Proving Successful
--DirecTV Provides Extensive Interactive TV Coverage of Wimbledon
--Epix's Authentication-Based HD Web Site Launches for Cox, Mediacom and Charter Customers
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--Will Use Technology for Advertising Insertion and for Programming Linear and VOD Channels
Clearleap, a company that offers a technology platform for bringing Internet-sourced video content to television sets, said last week that it has deployed its Web-based content and advertising management technologies with Mediacom Communications, the seventh-largest cable operator in the US.
--Mediacom Taps Concurrent for VOD, Interactive TV and Linear Data Collection
--Music Choice's SWRV Passes 1 Million Interactions Milestone
--OEDN Publishes "OEDN Academic Software Kit Quick Start Guide."
--Rentrak in VOD Measurement Deal with CTV
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--Has Previously Secured Distribution with Verizon FiOS TV, Cox Communications
Just a few days after announcing a similar deal with the US's third-largest cable operator, Cox Communications (see the article published on itvt.com, January 11th), Epix--a multiplatform premium programming service which is a joint venture between Viacom, its Paramount Pictures arm, MGM and Lionsgate and which has exclusive access to Paramount, Paramount Vantage MTV and Nickelodeon movies released theatrically on or after January 1st, 2008, and to MGM, United Artists and Lionsgate titles released theatrically on or after January 1st, 2009--has a