Interactive TV News Round-Up (IV): metaio, Morpho, Telefonica, NDS, DOXTV, Philo, TNT

--metaio Powers Interactive Augmented Reality Cover Ad for Popular Science Magazine
--Morpho's ConnectSIM WLAN-Enabled SIM Card to Power Interactive TV for Telefonica
--NDS, DOXTV Team to Bring HD Push-VOD, DVR to China's Hainan Province
--Philo Teams with Shaquille O'Neal and TNT on Social-TV Promotion
Due to the large volume of news generated over the past two days, we are covering stories in this issue in summary/round-up format. Popular Science Magazine has tapped Munich- and San Francisco-based augmented reality specialist, metaio , to power an interactive 3D AR cover ad for the Motorola Xoom tablet and Google's Honeycomb 3.0 operating system. "By simply holding the March issue cover, on newsstands today, up to a Web camera, iPhone or smartphone, users...

NDS, DOXTV Enable HD DVR and Push-VOD Service for China's Chongqing Cable

Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , and Chinese value-added TV service provider, DOXTV , on Wednesday announced the launch of what they say is China's first HD DVR and push-VOD service. The service, part of an offering dubbed Chongqing Cable TV+, is offered to subscribers of Chongqing Cable (note: the latter claims to have around 5 million analog and digital subs), which, in addition to NDS's XTV DVR technology with push-VOD capability,...