Steve Donohue

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Cognitive to power interactive TV trial for station groups in Pearl joint venture

Automatic content recognition technology firm Cognitive Networks said it plans to test an interactive television service with several major TV station groups in Atlanta, Cleveland, and Orlando. The test will involve delivering interactive content to viewers watching live news using IP-connected TVs from LG.

SeaChange revenue drops to $35.6M, but tops Q4 projections

Video-on-demand technology vendor SeaChange International generated $35.6 million in revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter of 2014, down significantly compared to the $44.6 million in revenue that it posted this time last year.

Comcast exec Johnston named SVP of operations at SCTE

Comcast human resources executive Lindsey Johnson has been named SVP of operations at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.

Sony buys exclusive rights to NBCU movies for Crackle

Sony said it struck a deal with Comcast-owned NBCUniversal which will give it exclusive rights to more than 140 movies within the next three years.

Dolan's MSG selling Fuse to NuvoTV for $226M

Madison Square Garden Co. has agreed to sell music video network Fuse to the parent company of NUVOtv, the network backed by actress and singer Jennifer Lopez, for $226 million.

Tribune bolsters program guide with TV by the Numbers acquisition

Tribune Digital Ventures said that it acquired TV by the Numbers, the firm that has supplied its Zap2it program guide with editorial content since 2010.

CableLabs eyes NFC, RFID tags to deliver personalized programming and advertising

CableLabs has developed technology that could help members such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable deliver personalized programming and advertising by relying on mobile devices used by subscribers that contain RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags or NFC (near field communication) chips, according to a recent patent application.

Discovery recruits YouTube's Grace to lead New Form digital studio

Discovery Communications said Thursday that it recruited YouTube executive Kathleen Grace to run a new digital studio that will be focused on producing series which will be distributed through "a series of partnerships, with the possibility of expanded distribution across Discovery and other partner platforms."

NBCU signs exclusive licensing deal with Hulu

Hulu has signed a multi-year rights deal with Comcast's NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution subsidiary which will give it exclusive rights to previous seasons of several NBCU original series, including E! hit "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and Bravo's "The Real Housewives."

Audible Magic, SportsData pitch ACR product to broadcasters

Audible Magic said it has developed a product with a sports data provider which could allow broadcasters to use automatic content recognition technology to deliver play-by-play statistics during live and recorded sports programs to viewers using devices ranging from IP-connected TVs to smartphones.