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News Round-Up (V): Minerva Networks, Netflix, NetPlay TV

--Minerva Networks Powering Interactive TV Widget-Enabled IPTV Offering for Costa Rica's ICE
--Netflix Launches iPhone/iPod Touch App
--NetPlay TV's New iPhone App Lets Users Interact with its Interactive TV Gambling Programming
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. IPTV middleware provider, Minerva Networks , has announced that ICE , the incumbent telco and electricity provider in Costa Rica, has selected its fourth-generation iTVManager platform to power triple-play services. According to Minerva, the IPTV component of that service offering will include network-based...

NetPlay TV Appoints Broadcast-Industry Veteran, Clive Jones, as Non-Executive Chairman

--Appointment Billed as Helping Company's Push to Offer More Live Interactive TV Gaming
UK-based interactive TV gaming company, NetPlay TV (note: the company recently acquired Two Way Gaming, a joint venture between Two Way TV and Win Gaming, and, as part of that deal, has taken over the production of interactive TV gaming channel, Challenge Jackpot, which offers programming on the UK's Virgin Media cable, Sky satellite and Freeview digital terrestrial platforms--see article posted on, May 19th), said Monday that it has named Clive Jones as its...

Turner Replaces de Fougerolles as CEO of Interactive TV Content Company, Two Way Media

--Move Follows Sale of Company's Two Way Gaming Venture to NetPlay TV
--Round-Up of Recent News from Two Way Media
UK-based interactive television company, Two Way Media , announced Monday that CEO, Jean de Fougerolles, will be stepping down after an eight-year stint at the company. De Fougerolles, who led the company's transition from a technology to a content business and who oversaw its sale to investment company, Ingenious Media Active Capital, in 2007, will be replaced by sales director, James Turner. "Two Way Media will be primarily focused on our strategy of dev eloping...