Fujisoft Taps Sonic Solutions for Nintendo Wii VOD Service

Sonic Solutions announced Thursday that it is partnering with Fujisoft to deliver content from its Roxio CinemaNow broadband video-on-demand service to the Nintendo Wii game console (note: Sonic acquired the CinemaNow service last November and subsequently added the name "Roxio" to its branding). The content--initially comprised of new releases and library titles from Paramount Pictures--will be offered under the auspices of Minna no Theater Wii ("Everyone's Theater Wii"), a Fujisoft VOD service for the Japanese...

[itvt] Radio: Interactive TV Design Roundtable

A roundtable comprised of some of the most high-profile designers and
design experts in the interactive TV industry--Patrick Donoghue, SVP
of strategic product development at Cablevision ; John Gilles, VP of
media and entertainment at Method ; Terry Green, principal of
twenty2product ; Dale Herigstad, chief creative officer at Schematic ;
Stephanie Otto, CEO of Brainstorm Communications ; David Preisman,
VP of interactive television at Showtime Networks ; and Suzanne
Stefanac, director of the American Film Institute Digital Content
Lab --provide our listeners with an overview of the current state of the

BBC iPlayer Now Available on the Nintendo Wii

The BBC has formed a partnership with Nintendo UK to make its BBC
iPlayer "catch-up TV" service available via the Nintendo Wii gaming
console (note: last month, the Corporation also made the iPlayer
available via the Apple iPhone). The partnership was announced by
Erik Huggers, the BBC's group controller for future media and
technology, in a keynote speech at the MIPTV-Milia conference in
Cannes earlier this month. "Working with Nintendo marks another
exciting milestone for BBC iPlayer," he said. "It underlines our
commitment to reaching new audiences by making BBC iPlayer