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Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): PlayJam, Rovi, Sagemcom, RVU, DLNA, Softel, Tapcast.TV

--PlayJam Names Games-Industry Figures to its Board, Receives Investment from LVP
--Rovi in DivX Plus HD Deal with Sagemcom
--RVU Alliance Remote User Interface Included in DLNA Interoperability Guidelines
--Softel CEO, Sam Pemberton, to Present at NAB
--TapCast.TV Launches Social-TV Platform
Because the [itvt] editorial team has been working on The TV of Tomorrow Show 2012 , we are covering stories in this issue in round-up/summary format. Interactive TV games company, PlayJam , has added three senior games-industry executives to its board and advisory board: Tony Bartel, president of GameStop; Charles Huang, co-founder of Red Octane; and Chris Lee, co-founder of FreeStyleGames and Media Molecule. The company has also received an investment from London Venture Partners...

IMPALA Hails Success of UK's MHEG-Based Free-to-Air Satellite TV Platform, Freesat

--Platform Provides Access to BBC iPlayer via MHEG Interaction Channel
--Sagemcom Says its Freesat STB's Now Support iPlayer Access
The International MHEG Promotion Alliance (IMPALA) , an organization that was set up in 2006 by Strategy & Technology, Cabot Communications and EchoStar Europe to promote use of the MHEG middleware standard beyond the UK, has issued a public statement hailing the success of the UK's free-to-air satellite TV platform, Freesat , which has just announced that it has passed the one million customer mark.

Freesat, a joint venture between the BBC...