IPTV Operator, HickoryTech, Launches CloverLeaf Digital's Interactive TV Service

CloverLeaf Digital, a Brooklyn-based interactive TV applications developer that specializes in building and managing localized "walled-garden" services, said Tuesday that HickoryTech, a regional telco that offers triple-play services, has launched its flagship DotDaily interactive TV service to its IPTV subscribers in Minnesota.

The DotDaily service provides localized news and information, including news and sports coverage from the Associated Press, local weather from AccuWeather, local movie guides, and horoscopes, as well as an array of content--including community events calendars, school lunch menus and community slideshows--published by community organizations, using CloverLeaf's DashDaily community content publishing tools. "CloverLeaf's localized news and information service contributes to our efforts to provide customers with on-demand services they can't get from other providers," Damon Dutz, president of HickoryTech's Consumer and Network Solutions division, said in a prepared statement. "The interactive media provided by DotDaily was simple to launch, and we look forward to adding additional local content to the service." Added CloverLeaf managing partner, Lawrence Brickman: "Two-way interactive services are the easiest and least expensive way for service providers to add value to the IPTV offering. We are pleased to be able to leverage IPTV technology to offer HickoryTech's subscribers compelling content and functionality."


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