Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): LodgeNet, Music Choice, My Damn Channel, Netflix, Oxygen, Google+, Net2TV, Cinequest, Philips
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 Intensive 2012 and then taking a post-event break. In order to catch up with the news we missed during that period--as well as the huge volume of news generated earlier this month by CES 2013--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 couple of 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.
- Hospitality-Industry Interactive TV Company, LodgeNet, Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Following Negotiation of $60 Million Recapitalization Plan with Colony Capital; President and CEO, Rich Battista, Resigned Earlier this Month
- Music Choice Unveils VOD Line-Up to Mark Black History Month
- My Damn Channel in Major Expansion of its Online Content Offering with Launch of the "My Damn Channel Comedy Network"; Multichannel Service to Be Available on MyDamnChannel.com and YouTube
- Netflix to Raise $500 Million via Debt Sale; Plans to Use Portion of Proceeds to Produce More Original Programming
- Oxygen to Host Live Google+ Hangout for New Reality Series, "The Face"
- Oxygen Offers "Kick-Off Special" for "The Face" on VOD, Oxygen.com and Oxygen Mobile
- Smart-TV Media Company, Net2TV, to Offer Full-Length Cinequest Film Festival Films on its Free, Ad-Supported Portico Service
- Philips Exits the Consumer-Electronics Business
Oxygen's The Face