TelcoTV: Iowa Network Services enhances IPTV programming with CloverLeaf solution

Iowa Network Services' (INS) video and IPTV deployment strategy reflects the notion that there is strength in numbers. INS, a consortium of 122 Iowa-based independent telcos, has signed an umbrella agreement with video content provider CloverLeaf to provide interactive TV services to their respective IPTV users.

Instead of having to go through the daunting process of cobbling together multiple elements to gain the interactive promise of IPTV, Cloverleaf appears to have taken the guesswork out of that process with a set of services that are pre-integrated with major middleware platforms as well as service provider co-branding and localized content. INS' member companies will now be able to get access to CloverLeaf's DotDaily localized news and information TV service, which includes news and sports coverage, local weather, local entertainment guides, horoscopes and other local content. In addition, the agreement includes CloverLeaf's Funspot casual games such as blackjack, Sudoku and others.

To date, INS members Clear Lake Telephone, Colo Telephone, Cooperative Telephone, and Mechanicsville Telephone have launched CloverLeaf's DotDaily and Funspot services via INS' Digital Entertainment Television platform for their respective subscriber bases.

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