Interactive TV News Round-Up

--Former MSNBC Host, Keith Olbermann, Joins Current TV
--HTC Invests $40 Million in Games-on-Demand Company, OnLive
--iDirect, Sky-Stream Enable Access to On-Demand Programming on Apple TV in Remote Locations
--LodgeNet Releases List of Top-10 VOD Movies on its In-Room Interactive TV Platform in 2010
--Twitpic Launches Video Sharing on Twitter
--Report: Wal-Mart's Vudu OTT Service Could Threaten iTunes' EST and Internet VOD Dominance
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Current TV , a channel well known for its use of user-generated content and other interactive initiatives (including, for example, its VCAM--or "Viewer Created Ad Message"--program, which invites viewers to upload their own video ads for participating brands; and "Bar Karma," its soon-to-premiere interactive TV series created by "The Sims" creator, Will Wright, and Worldwide Biggies CEO,...

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VI):, OnLive, Vizio, Orb Networks, PBS

--Interactive TV Software Company,, Appoints New VP of Broadcast
--OnLive to Offer Cloud-Based Games Service on Vizio Connected TV's
--New Orb BR Software Transforms Blu-ray Players, PS3's into Connected-TV Devices
--PBS App Launched for iPhone, iPod touch
Due to the large volume of news generated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place last week in Las Vegas, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up form. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Norwegian interactive TV software company, , has announced the appointment of Kristian Kim Eikeland as VP of broadcast, in which role he will be responsible for both international business development and sales. "'s innovative Interactivity...