Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up 2/3/15 (V): Piksel, Plex, Rentrak, Saatchi & Saatchi, Kantar Media, GroupM, Zenith, Roku, DTG, Dow Jones, mDialog, Fullscreen, Rooster Teeth

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 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.

  • Piksel Launches "Piksel Content Services"; New Offering Will See Company "Manag[ing] All Stages of the Content Acquisition Process for New OTT Players, Including the Negotiating and Licensing of Content Rights"
  • Piksel Hires for EMEA Expansion
  • Piksel Names JB&A Official Sales Partner (December 17th)
  • Piksel's Digital Stadium Solution Powers End-to-End Video Distribution Network for Western Athletic Conference (December 15th)
  • Piksel Names Don Whaley VP of Global Channels (December 10th)
  • PBS Station, KETC-TV in St. Louis, Using Piksel Video Platform for OTT Delivery (December 3rd)
  • Piksel Names Neil Berry EVP of Commercial for EMEA (November 17th)
  • Plex Launches for PlayStation 3 and 4 in US and Canada
  • Rentrak in TV Ratings Deal with Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles
  • Rentrak in Ratings Deal with the Automotive Advertising Agency
  • Rentrak-Kantar Partnership Will See Rentrak Integrating Retail Purchase Data from Kantar Shopcom and Kantar Shopcom Integrating Rentrak's TV Viewing Data
  • Rentrak Granted US Patent for Detecting and Correcting TV Viewership Levels Caused by Missing or Dropped STB Viewing Information
  • Rentrak Granted US Patent for Process for Proving which TV Shows Have the Most Engaged Viewers, Based on a "Stickiness Index" (December 10th)
  • Rentrak Completes Acquisition of Kantar Media's US-Based TV Measurement Assets (December 1st)
  • Rentrak Granted US Patents Covering Exact Commercial Ratings and Return-Path Measurement (November 21st)
  • Revenue for Rentrak's TV Everywhere Business Up 85% Year-over-Year (November 6th)
  • Rentrak Granted US Patent for Set-Top Measurement (November 1st)
  • Rentrak in TV Measurement Deal with Fox Networks Group (October 14th)
  • GroupM Media Agencies in US to Utilize Rentrak for Media Planning and Buying (October 9th)
  • Zenith Media Selects Rentrak for Local TV Planning and Buying (October 3rd)
  • Roku and UK Supermarket Chain, Asda, Join UK Industry Organization, the Digital Television Group
  • Judge Dismisses Privacy Lawsuit that Accused Dow Jones of Sending Info about Roku Users to Analytics and Video Advertising Company, mDialog
  • YouTube MCN Fullscreen Launches "Fullscreen Selects" Showcase on Roku
  • Fullscreen Launches Fullscreen Films
  • Fullscreen Acquires Production Company, Rooster Teeth (November 10th)
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