Belgian Cable Operator, Telenet, Launches Accedo Broadband's Funspot Interactive TV Games

Accedo Broadband--a Stockholm-based aggregator and distributor of interactive TV applications (note: the company, which was founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs, Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson, offers a range of applications, but is best known for its games)--announced Tuesday that it has launched its Funspot interactive TV casual games service on Belgian cable MSO Telenet's digital platform.

Telenet, which launched its digital TV service in 2005 and which at last count had around 854,000 subscribers for the service, is the largest cable operator in Belgium and has deployed multiple interactive TV applications from Zappware and other companies. "At Telenet, we are firm believers in interactive TV services," Benny Salaets, Telenet's VP of television product marketing, said in a prepared statement. "Games add value to the digital TV platform and we believe that Accedo's Funspot game portfolio will be successful." Added Accedo CEO, Michael Lantz: "We're very excited about launching the Funspot game service on Telenet Digital TV. We believe that Accedo's market-leading portfolio of casual games will be very popular in the Belgian market."