Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI): WealthTV, Roku, Zapitano

--WealthTV Launches 3D Channel on Roku
--German Social-TV Company, Zapitano, Closes 1.7 Million+ Euro Funding Round

Due to the large volume of news generated by last week's 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. We anticipate that it will take us several more days to process all the news from the show: 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.

Interactive TV News Round-Up (I): Accedo, Verimatrix, WealthTV, Irdeto, smartclip, Boxer, Audible Magic, O2C Hipermedia

--Accedo in OTT Partnership with Verimatrix
--Accedo News Round-Up: WealthTV, Irdeto, UN World Food Program, smartclip, Boxer
--Audible Magic Trumpets Extensive CES Presence, Reveals Deals with Accedo, O2C Hipermedia

WealthTV Becomes First US Cable Network to Offer Linear Feed on Roku's OTT Platform

OTT specialist, Roku, said Monday that national "lifestyle and entertainment" cable network, WealthTV, has launched its 24/7 linear HD feed, as well as a range of VOD titles, on its Roku streaming player. While Roku has previously launched linear feeds from international partners such as YuppTV and ChannelLive, WealthTV--which will be offered for a monthly subscription of $2.99--is the first US cable network to be made available on its platform.

News Round-Up (X): TVNZ, WealthTV, Verizon FiOS TV, XStreamHD, Zappware, naxoo

--TVNZ Commissions Second Season of Emmy-Winning Interactive Online Series, "Reservoir Hill"
--WealthTV Offering 3D Episode on Verizon FiOS TV's VOD Platform
--Satellite VOD Company, XStreamHD, in Distribution Deal with Lionsgate
--Zappware in Interactive TV Deal with Swiss Cable Operator, naxoo

The [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week and next, so we are covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers.