DIRECTV Game Lounge Has 130K Users

The DIRECTV Game Lounge ended 2007 with 130,000 subscribers and more than 50 million plays, the satellite TV company said Monday. Also, the platform is welcoming Pat Sajak, longtime host of Wheel of Fortune and founder of Pat Sajak Games, to the all-games service. Beginning this month, Game Lounge will be the exclusive provider of Pat Sajak Games' interactive version of Code Letter Crossword Connections. Other titles from Pat Sajak Games are planned for Game Lounge customers, DIRECTV said.

INTERNATIONAL - On Sunday, Arianespace successfully launched the European Space Agency's first ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle), dubbed Jules Verne, towards its rendezvous with the International Space Station. It was Arianespace's first mission of the year.