Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (VI): NBC, "The Million Second Quiz," NBC News Digital, NBC Sports, Yahoo! Sports, zeebox, Netflix, The Weinstein Company, Scholastic Media, NimbleTV, Dish

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.

  • NBC Launches "Gateway" iOS App for its Planned Interactive TV Game Show, "The Million Second Quiz"; App Lets Users Compete with One Another for Chance to Appear on the Show as a "Line Jumper"
  • NBC News Digital Group Launches Original Video Unit, Names Bill Smee Executive Producer; Unit Will Focus on "Mobile and Social Audiences"
  • NBC News Digital Group Launches New, Video-Enabled App for "Today" (August 8th)
  • NBC Sports Teams with Yahoo! Sports to Launch Two New Programs to Air on TV and the Web (July 30th)
  • NBC News Digital Group in Exclusive Sponsorship Deal with Shell for the "Meet the Press" Experience on zeebox (June 4th)
  • Ryan Seacrest Named as Host and Executive Producer of NBC's New Interactive Game Show, "The Million Second Quiz" (August 5th)
  • NBC Launches Play-Along Game for "The Winner Is" (June 7th)
  • NBC News Digital Group in Exclusive Sponsorship Deal with Shell for the "Meet the Press" Experience on zeebox (June 4th)
  • Netflix in Multi-Year Licensing Agreement with The Weinstein Company (TWC); Deal Designates Netflix as "the Exclusive Pay-TV Home" for TWC's First-Run Films, Starting in 2016
  • Netflix in Distribution Agreement with Children's Media Company, Scholastic Media; Deal Will Make Scholastic's Programming Available on Netflix in US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Latin America
  • Upstart TV-Placeshifting Service, NimbleTV, Returns for Dish Network Subscribers; Dish Cut Service to NimbleTV Customers Last Month

 

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