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Connected TV Game Forum Launched

--Founder Members are Accedo Broadband, Betfair, PlayJam, RallyPoint, Two Way Media
Five companies in the interactive TV and online games/gaming space-- Accedo Broadband , Betfair , PlayJam , RallyPoint and Two Way Media --announced Tuesday that they are establishing a new forum for the development of games on connected TV. The companies say that online games are a major driver in the multiplatform digital entertainment arena, attracting 38% of Internet users and generating billions of downloads via mobile and digital TV platforms, and that they believe...

Interactive TV Games Company, PlayJam, Taps MPP for Payments Technology

--Says Technology Will Enable It to Introduce Various New Business Models
PlayJam , the pioneering interactive TV games service provider that was acquired by OpenTV in 2001 (through the acquisition of its parent company, Static 2358), and that was re-purchased in early 2008 by its founder, Jasper Smith ( see [itvt] Issue 7.77 Part 1 ), said last week that it has selected MPP's iPay Developer platform to provide it with payments technology to support the evolution of its current consumer offering and the introduction of...

Interactive TV Games Provider, PlayJam, to Offer Yahoo! TV Widget

--Launches Puzzle Game for the Apple iPhone
PlayJam , the pioneering interactive TV games service provider that was acquired by OpenTV in 2001 (through the acquisition of its parent company, Static 2358), and that was re-purchased in early 2008 by its founder, Jasper Smith ( see [itvt] Issue 7.77 Part 1 ), announced Tuesday that it is developing a Yahoo! TV widget that will enable it to offer its games on select Internet-connected TV sets (note: other companies that have developed TV...

PlayJam Lets Viewers Transmit Video on its Channel on Sky

--Announces Plans to Relaunch Interactive Game Show, "QuizNation"

PlayJam Launches Social Web Site to Complement its ITV Games Service

--Site will Let Users Upload Personal Videos for TV and Web Distribution PlayJam, the pioneering interactive TV games service that was
acquired by OpenTV in 2001 (through the acquisition of its parent
company, Static 2358), and that was re-purchased earlier this year by
its founder, Jasper Smith (see [itvt] Issue 7.77 Part 1), has launched a
Web site which it says it designed to bring together its end-users
around the world (note: PlayJam's customers include Sky in the UK
and DISH in the US; the service is claimed to be available in over 55
million households around the world), and to provide an enhanced user
experience with social-networking capabilities. Among other things,
the site will allow end-users to upload personal videos for distribution

Founder, Jasper Smith, Reacquires Static 2358 (PlayJam) from OpenTV

--OpenTV to Retain 19% Stake in the Company

--Static 2358 Unveils Plans for PlayJam-Branded Freeview Set-Top Boxes

Founder, Jasper Smith, has reacquired Static 2358, the company which
operates the PlayJam interactive TV games service and which was
acquired by OpenTV in 2001. Static 2358 is now 81% owned by
Smith's newly established holding company, General Entertainment &
Technology Corporation (GET Corp.), and 19% owned by OpenTV:
according to the companies, this shared ownership structure will
cement a "global alliance" between them. (Note: Smith is also the
founding director of Electra Entertainment, a company that has
developed a new interactive TV middleware--see article in this issue;

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