Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 7/28/14 (V): Interlude, Kumo, Xbox Entertainment Studios, MLBAM, MTV, Snapchat, NBCU, Netflix, Disney, Orange, "Seinfeld," NETV, NPD, Annalect

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As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s 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.

  • Interactive Video Company, Interlude, Adds "Parallel Video" Feature to its Treehouse Platform, Enabling Real-Time Switching between Video and/or Audio Tracks
  • Interlude, M SS NG P ECES, 180LA Team on Interactive Video for Pepsi (June 5th)
  • Interlude Rolls Out Multiple Updates to its Flagship Treehouse Platform (May 1st)
  • Winners of the Tribeca Interactive and Interlude Music Film Challenge Announced (April 15th)
  • Report: Stealthy Start-Up, Kumo, in Process of Raising $50 Million for "A La Carte" TV Service
  • Microsoft to Shut Down Xbox Entertainment Studios; Unit, Led by Ex-CBS President Nancy Tellem, Created Original Interactive Programming
  • MLB Advance Media Argues for Net Neutrality in Filing with FCC
  • MTV Announces Video Music Awards Nominees via Snapchat
  • MTV Launches "The Collective" Site for "Teen Wolf" Fan Art and Poetry
  • NBCUniversal Forms Advertising Sales Research and Strategy Group; Will Incorporate NBCU's Digital Research Team
  • Netflix Surpasses 50 Million Subscribers; Income More than Doubles
  • Netflix Submits Arguments for Net Neutrality to FCC
  • Netflix in Exclusive Canadian Deal with Disney
  • Netflix Readying Bandwith for its pending French launch
  • Orange to Counter Netflix's French Launch via HDMI Dongle-Based "Orangecast" Service
  • Netflix Testing "Privacy Mode"
  • Seinfeld Tells Reddit "Seinfeld" May Be Coming to Netflix
  • Seinfeld Teams with Sony-Owned Crackle on "Single Shots" Series
  • UK's NETV Network Launches Mobile-TV App
  • NPD: US Ownership of Connected-TV Devices to Grow 100% by 2017
  • Study by Omnicom's Annalect Arm Finds that Binge-Viewers Are More Receptive to Advertising
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