Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (IV): GetGlue, Mass Relevance, NBC News, Stringwire, Netflix, Rakuten,, Roku, YouTube, Marmalade, Rovi, AT&T U-verse, Kantar, SecondSync

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 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.

  • GetGlue in Social-TV Partnership with Mass Relevance; Partnership Billed as Enabling Media Companies to "Find, Highlight and Display Exciting GetGlue Content from their Most Passionate Fans as Real-Time, Interactive Visualizations on Web, Mobile and Social Properties"
  • NBC News Acquires Early-Stage Mobile-Video Company, Stringwire, to Accelerate Use of Live, User-Generated Mobile Video for its News Coverage
  • Netflix Promotes Greg Peters to Newly Created Position of "Chief Platform/Partnership Officer"
  • Ecommerce Giant, Rakuten, Launches iPad and Android Apps for its Video-Streaming Service; Beta-Launched in UK Last Month
  • Roku iOS App Now Allows Users to Stream Videos to TV
  • Report: Roku Seeking to Lure YouTube Networks via 30/70 Ad-Revenue Split; YouTube Currently Takes 45% Cut of Ad Revenues
  • First Marmalade Games Arrive in Roku Store, Following Marmalade SDK 6.3.1 Update
  • Rovi in EPG License Agreement with AT&T; Multi-Year Deal Gives AT&T License to Rovi's EPG Patent Portfolio for its U-verse "TV Everywhere" Services on Mobile and the Web (August 1st)
  • Rovi Reports Lower Q2 Revenues, Higher Losses; Plans to Sell its Rovi Entertainment Store and Consumer Website Businesses
  • Kantar Acquires Minority Stake in UK-Based Social-TV Analytics Company, SecondSync

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