Iowa Network Services signs CloverLeaf for interactive IPTV services

Iowa Network Services (INS), owned by a group of 122 telcos based in the US state of Iowa, has signed an umbrella agreement with US firm CloverLeaf allowing Iowan independent telcos to deliver CloverLeaf's interactive television services to their IPTV subscribers.

The interactive IPTV services covered by the agreement include CloverLeaf's DotDaily localised news and information TV service, which includes news and sports coverage, local weather, local entertainment guides, horoscopes and other local content; and Funspot casual games, including blackjack, sudoku and other popular games. The interactive services also feature local content, including community events calendars, school lunch menus, business listings and community slideshows.

INS is currently using the CloverLeaf interactive television services via its Digital Entertainment Television platform, with several customers of Iowa Network Services having launched CloverLeaf's DotDaily and Funspot services, including Clear Lake Telephone, Colo Telephone, Cooperative Telephone, and Mechanicsville Telephone; with several more trialling the service or planning to launch in the near future