--Netflix Original Series, "Lilyhammer," to Launch February 6th
--Netflix Secures Licensing Deal with BBC Worldwide, Launches Xbox 360 Experience
--NetUP Launches Android-Based Television Set
--Oprah Winfrey Network Launches Media-Sync-Powered Second-Screen App for iPad
Because the [itvt] editorial team has a backlog of news to cover following TVOT NYC Intensive 2011 and our post-event vacation, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several days to catch up with all the recent news: so if your company has sent us a press release or briefed us on an announcement, and you don't yet see your news covered in this issue, please bear with us.
--Miso Partners with Oprah Winfrey's OWN, Launches API
Social TV "check-in" service, Miso, said Tuesday that it has just closed its Series A funding round, raising an additional $1.5 million. The round was led by Google Ventures and also saw the participation of Hearst Interactive Media. Miso says that it plans to use the money to hire more engineers, and that while last year it "was focused on building a 'check-in' foundation," in 2011 it will "create more ways for people to engage around the second screen, secure more partnerships, and lead innovation around the intersection of social, TV, and the second screen." The conclusion of the funding round sees Google Ventures' Joe Kraus and Hearst Interactive's Scott Wolfgang joining the company's board.