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Heavy.com Incorporates Twitter into its Interactive Game Show, "Massive Mating Game"

Heavy.com , a broadband video entertainment service that targets a young, male demographic, has announced plans to incorporate microblogging service, Twitter, into its long-running interactive dating game show, " Massive Mating Game " (launched in 2006). In order to participate in what the company bills as "the first ever game show played on Twitter," viewers must first sign up to follow Heavy.com (@heavysan) on Twitter. They will the n be alerted whenever Heavy.com releases a...

Visiware Launches Interactive TV Games on Videotron's illico Cable Platform

--Recently Launched Spanish-Language ITV Games on DISH Network
Paris-based interactive TV games company, Visiware, announced late last month that it has launched its Playin'TV games offering on the illico digital cable platform of Quebec-based MSO, Videotron, as well as on Videotron's Web site. The service, which on the illico platform is accessed through the illico interactive TV portal (customers access the portal by pressing the "A" button on their remote, and then access the games by going to the portal's "TV-Web Games" section),...

Accedo in Exclusive Deal to Create "Terminator"-Branded IPTV Games

--Company Recently Launched ITV Games Widget for Yahoo! Widget Engine
Accedo Broadband, an aggregator and distributor of interactive TV applications and content for IPTV and broadband-connected consumer electronics devices (note: the company, which was founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs, Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson, offers a range of applications, including game, quiz, puzzle, video-art, karaoke, weather, communications and user-generated content apps; it has deals in place to provide games packages to a line-up of customers that includes BT, Inuk, and PCCW), last month announced...

Denki Releases "Golden Balls" Interactive TV Game for Sky Platform

--Company Looking to Expand Internationally

Pushbutton Builds Video Player for ESPN

--Develops Interactive TV Application for Ocean Finance

ESPN Updates ESPN360.com Player

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Sports programmer, ESPN, has launched an updated version of the player that forms the core of its subscription-based broadband video service, ESPN360.com (note: according to ESPN, in September ESPN360.com's total hours spent viewing and unique viewers were up nearly 400% over the year-ago period). "ESPN360.com's first full year as a live broadband TV network has been an amazing success," ESPN360.com VP, Damon Phillips, said in a prepared statement. "We streamed more than 3,000 live sports...

Verizon FiOS TV Launches ESPN Fantasy Football Interactive TV Widget

--Rolls Out its Interactive Media Guide in Multiple New Markets
--Expands its Line-Up of VOD Programming Verizon has provided more information on the new FiOS TV ESPN Fantasy Football interactive TV widget that [itvt] first covered in Issue 8.06 Part 3B. The new widget allows viewers to access real-time scores and statistics from their ESPN.com fantasy teams through five main features: 1) My Match-Up, which tracks total fantasy points for a viewer's weekly match-up,...

CloverLeaf to Distribute Accedo's IPTV Games in North America

CloverLeaf Digital, a Brooklyn-based interactive TV applications developer that specializes in building and managing localized "walled-garden" services, has signed an agreement with Swedish IPTV games specialist, Accedo Broadband, to distribute the latter's Funspot games to North American independent telephone companies. The deal means that CloverLeaf will now offer two main interactive TV products: Funspot games and its own localized news and information walled garden, DotDaily. The company claims that this is the first time that...

Mirada Launches "Virtual Dealer Roulette"

Mirada, the Anglo-Spanish interactive media company that was formed via the merger of YooMedia and Fresh IT (for extensive background on the merger, see [itvt] Issue 7.87 Part 3), has launched a product, called "Virtual Dealer Roulette," which it says is capable of being broadcast on TV and streamed online, and played simultaneously across multiple platforms. Using a pre-recorded live show, clips are scheduled in real time, based on numbers generated by Mirada's Random Number...

Accedo Secures ITV Games Deployments with OTE, Chunghwa Telecom

Accedo Broadband, an aggregator and distributor of interactive TV applications and content for IPTV and broadband-connected consumer electronics devices (note: the company, which was founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs, Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson, offers a range of applications, including game, quiz, puzzle, video-art, karaoke, weather, communications and user-generated content apps; it has deals in place to provide games packages to a line-up of customers that includes BT, Inuk, and PCCW), has secured a...

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