Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (I): Aereo, Amazon, A+E Networks, Turner, Warner Bros., Samsung, Roku, Nintendo Wii U, CBS, Microsoft Xbox

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 currently being generated 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.

  • Aereo Announces Plans to Expand into 22 US Cities in 2013; Closes $38 Million Series-B Funding Round, Led by IAC and Highland Capital Partners
  • Amazon Launches Experimental Browsing Tool for Instant Video
  • Amazon in Prime Instant Video Licensing Deal with A+E Networks
  • Amazon Prime Instant Video Greenlights Six Original Series Pilots for Production (December 20th)
  • Amazon in Deal with Turner and Warner Bros. to Bring "Falling Skies" and "The Closer" to Amazon Prime Instant Video (December 17th)
  • Amazon Instant Video App Launches for iPhone, iPod touch (December 13th)
  • Amazon Cloud Player App Launches on Samsung Smart TV's and Roku Players (December 13th)
  • Amazon Instant Video Launches on Nintendo Wii U (November 21st)
  • CBS Teams with Microsoft to Bring Interactive TV Version of People's Choice Awards to Xbox

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