Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): Netflix, CBS, Dreamworks Animation, Nielsen, Peel, Pixotale, Popcorn Time, Rentrak, Rightster, Base79, Roku, ITV Player, BBC, YouTube, Fox

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 2014 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 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.

  • Netflix Originals Garner Multiple Primetime Emmy Nominations
  • "A Better Queue" Web Site Uses Rotten Tomatoes Ratings to Help Netflix Subscribers Discover Content
  • Netflix Taps Ex-Nickelodeon Exec., Brian Wright, to Help Increase its Line-Up of Children's Programming
  • Netflix Secures Exclusive Subscription VOD Rights to CBS Drama, "Zoo"
  • Netflix in Original Content Deal with Chelsea Handler; Deal Includes Stand-Up Special, 4 "Docu-Comedy" Specials, "First-Ever Talk Show for the Global On-Demand Generation" (June 19th)
  • Netflix Teams with Mattel on Original Children's Series Based on "Ever After High" Franchise (June 16th)
  • Netflix Teams with Dreamworks Animation on Original Children's Series, "Dinotrux" (June 13th)
  • Netflix Teams with Scholastic Media on Original Children's Series, "The Magic School Bus 360" (June 11th)
  • Netflix Teams with Dreamworks Animation on Original Children's Series, "Dreamworks Dragons" (May 29th)
  • Netflix Announces Plans to Launch in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg in Late 2014 (May 20th)
  • Netflix Announces its First Spanish-Language Original Series (April 23rd)
  • Nielsen Q1 Cross-Platform Report Highlights Increasing Importance of "Recently Telecast VOD" (June 30th)
  • NPD Report Finds 56% of US Tablet Owners Aged 18-34 Use their Device for TV-Related Activities
  • New Report from UK Regulator, Ofcom, Finds Increases in Uptake, Usage of OTT VOD
  • Peel's Peel.in TV Tune-In Platform Exits Beta
  • Pixotale Social-Networking/Authoring App for Visual Storytellers Launches
  • Torrent-Streaming Platform Popcorn Time's Android App Now Offers Chromecast Support
  • Measurement Company Rentrak Nominates Ex-Cablevision Exec., Patricia Gottesman, to its Board
  • Rentrak Fiscal Q4 Revenues Up 40% (June 3rd)
  • Hill Holliday Taps Rentrak to Improve Ad Targeting (April 28th)
  • Rentrak Report Finds 66% of "Broadcast Primetime" Free VOD Viewing Occurs More than 3 Days Post Broadcast
  • Digital Video Distribution and Ad Network Company, Rightster, to Acquire YouTube MCN, Base79 for up to £50 million
  • Report Finds Roku Beating Apple TV in OTT Sales and Usage
  • Roku Launches Windows Mobile App (June 26th)
  • MyRecipes.com Launches on Roku (June 12th)
  • ITV Player Service Launches on Roku in UK (June 11th)
  • SiriusXM Launches on Roku (May 22nd)
  • BBC Sport Launches on Roku in UK (May 22nd)
  • YouTube Launches on Current Roku Devices in US, UK, Canada and Eire (April 22nd)
  • Fox Now "TV Everywhere" Service Now Available on Roku to Comcast Subs (April 22nd)
  • Roku Search Functionality Launches on Roku Mobile Apps (April 15th)

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