Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): MSG, Ryan O'Hara, Magine, Maker Studios, Minerva Networks, i-Velozity, Nangu.TV, Music that Matters, NanoTech Entertainment, Netflix, Weinstein Company, Electus

As most of our readers are probably aware, [itvt]'s news reporting was on hiatus for several weeks, because our editorial team was working on TVOT 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...

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Aereo, FilmOn, Amazon, CBS, Arris, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Electus, beActive, BrightLine

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2013 (June 25th-26th in San Francisco) , we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: TV-Placeshifting Company, Aereo, Sued by Rival FilmOn, which Claims Rights to "Aero" Brand Aereo Names Ex-Rockstar Games Executive, Alex Moulle-Berteaux, Chief Commercial Officer Amazon Prime Instant Video to Be "Exclusive Online Subscription Home" for CBS's New Stephen King Series, "Under the Dome" Arris...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (II): Discovery, Electus, IGN, Shine, MotorTrend, Clevver, YouTube

--Discovery Appoints Gabe Vehovsky to Lead New Digital Strategy & Emerging Businesses Team
--Discovery Launches "Social Platform" for its Investigation Discovery Channel
--Electus Appoints Veteran TV Executive, Bruce Seidel, to Lead its New Food-Focused YouTube Channel
--Gaming-, Automotive- and Showbiz-Themed Original Channels Launch on YouTube
Due to the large volume of news generated by the recent 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and other factors, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to process all the news from the show: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue,...

Format Developer Claims to Have Pitched "Interactive Telenovela" Concept to Ben Silverman in 2006

--Silverman's Electus Recently Announced Plans for "First-Ever Interactive Telenovela"
Earlier this week ( see the article published on itvt.com, April 13th ), [itvt] reported that Electus , the new IAC-backed company of veteran producer, Ben Silverman , was teaming with MTV, Procter & Gamble and "Ugly Betty" actress, America Ferrera , on a show entitled " Pedro & Maria " that Silverman and his fellow producers are billing as "the first-ever interactive telenovela."

On Wednesday, we were contacted by a reader...

Ben Silverman's Electus, MTV, P&G and Actress America Ferrera to Produce Interactive TV Show

--"Multicultural Interactive Series" Will Let Viewers Help Determine its Storylines
--iPhone/iPod touch/iPad App Launched for Fox Network Medical Drama Series, "House"
--CBS's Online Companion Series, "Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side" Returns for Fourth Season
MTV Networks and veteran producer Ben Silverman 's Electus studio on Monday announced plans to develop and produce "the first-ever multicultural, interactive series built for the digital age for MTV." The series, entitled " Pedro & Maria " and billed as a "modern-day Romeo & Juliet" story, will be executive produced by Silverman and by actress America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") and her production company, Take Fountain ; co-executive produced by Quiara Alegria Hudes (author of...