Curated Television News

These are the news items that I have curated during the monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the Television conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I am using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Login with Amazon for Fire TV Apps (08-01-2019)
Alexas news (01-16-2019)
Amazon's base Fire TV Stick now comes with its new Alexa remote (01-15-2019)
Amazon will prevent command confusion on all Alexa devices (07-25-2018)
Best Practices for Building Alexa Skills for Fire TV Cube (07-18-2018)
Smart TVs are invading privacy and should be investigated, senators say (07-13-2018)
Walmart patents surveillance tool that can eavesdrop on workers (07-12-2018)
New Developer Preview: Easily Use Amazon Polly Voices in Alexa Skills (05-16-2018)
TiVo adds Alexa voice control to its DVRs (05-14-2018)
BBC distribution consultation (02-25-2018)
Alexa, Turn on the TV Alexa Smart Home Device Controls for TVs, Audio Video Devices and Entertainment Hubs Now Available in UK (11-10-2017)
A German Alexa owner returned home to find his Amazon device had started a 'party' at 2am, leading to police breaking down his door (11-08-2017)
Twitch Debuts Deep Metadata API For 'Hearthstone,' 'Overwatch' (09-11-2017)
Introducing the Deep Metadata API (09-11-2017)
Vizio TVs add the Google Play video app (08-11-2017)
Researchers develop method for real (08-07-2017)
Amazons Prime Photos now works with Alexa on Fire TV (08-03-2017)
Tunefind Provides Tiered API Solutions (07-17-2017)
Game of Thrones fans share data, write code on series (07-14-2017)
Introducing Entertainment Capabilities in Alexa Smart Home (07-13-2017)
How to Control Your Entertainment Devices with the Smart Home Skill API (07-13-2017)
Any Alexa device can control your Fire TV (07-12-2017)
Amazon may give developers your private Alexa transcripts (07-12-2017)
You can now use your Alexa devices to control your Amazon Fire TV (07-12-2017)
Siri usage and engagement dropped since last year, as Alexa and Cortana grew (07-11-2017)
Amazon Opens Up Video Skill API So Alexa Can Control Any TV (06-14-2017)
MuHu Opens Application Programming Interface For Its Live Streaming Video Platform (05-04-2017)
Primestream releases new version of FORK production and automation... (04-13-2017)
Researcher: 90% Of 'Smart' TVs Can Be Compromised Remotely (04-07-2017)
Sling TV now offers Showtime for additional $10 per month (04-05-2017)
YouTube TV goes live in five cities, promises more channels to come (04-05-2017)
YouTubes live TV streaming service goes live in five US cities for $35 per month (04-05-2017)
Smart TVs Could Succumb to Remote Hacks (04-04-2017)
Wurl TV Launches on TiVo (03-15-2017)
Howard University decides it wont sell its public TV station in the FCC spectrum auction (02-17-2017)
Build Communities with the Twitch API (02-10-2017)
Behind the Script: Building a Roku SDK (02-09-2017)
Most smart TVs are tracking you Vizio just got caught (02-07-2017)
mParticle Launches Roku Support Expanding Data Capabilities to OTT Video (02-07-2017)
Own a Vizio TV? It May Have Spied on You (02-06-2017)
Vizio settles for $2.2 million in FTC suit over snooping on consumers viewing habits (02-06-2017)
The Universal Remote Has Come A Long Way (11-11-2016)
FCC Can?t Get The Votes, Drops Their Set-Top Box Proposal (09-29-2016)
FCC Postpones Vote on Set-Top Box Proposal (09-29-2016)
Amazon's faster new Fire TV Stick comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote (09-28-2016)
Amazon?s new Fire TV Stick finally invites Alexa to the party (09-28-2016)
Amazon?s New TV Streaming Stick Has Echo-Like Voice Controls (09-28-2016)
Introducing the All-New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (09-28-2016)
Tweet: Who did the @CopyrightOffice talk to before putting its thumb on the scales at @FCC over #UnlockTheBox? We sent a FOIA request to find out. (09-16-2016)
TV Control API Specification (09-15-2016)
FCC Battles Skeptics Over Pro-Consumer Set-Top Box Reforms (09-15-2016)
FCC to Pay-TV Providers: Let's Swap Set-Top Boxes for Apps (09-09-2016)
Developing for the Living Room: How to Build an Android App for Fire TV (Part 2) (08-10-2016)
Copyright Office Urges FCC To Rethink Set-Top Plans (08-09-2016)
Copyright Office to FCC: Hollywood should be able to killswitch your TV (08-04-2016)
Amazon Fire TV gets Siri-like voice control, powered by Alexa (05-17-2016)
Lessons in tvOS App Development (03-01-2016)
An API of Ice And Fire (02-13-2016)
Hacking TV Episode #022 (12-22-2015)
Amazon Fling SDK brings iOS and Android media casting to Fire TV (07-09-2015)
Build Engaging Second Screen Experiences for Amazon Fire TV with the New Amazon Fling SDK (07-09-2015)
Cloud-Based Digital Menu Boards Are Reveling with Internet Enabled TVs (06-10-2015)
Announcing New Amazon Fire TV Web App Kit for Brightcove Customers (05-27-2015)
Cablevision offers tool for targeted ad campaigns (04-30-2015)
Clearleap Integrates IRIS.TV API in New Partnership (04-09-2015)
How APIs are Powering ITV?s Digital Agility (04-05-2015)
Worried about spying smart TVs? Try a home theater PC | PCWorld (02-18-2015)

These are curated as part of my daily work to understand what is happening across the space, and I regularly use them to track on what has occurred overtime, and include them in my guides, whitepapers, and other outputs.