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April 23, 2009

HickoryTech Releases CloverLeaf Digital's DotDaily

By Anamika Singh, TMCnet Contributor

CloverLeaf Digital LLC, a provider of interactive television applications and services, reportedly announced that HickoryTech, an integrated communication solutions company, has launched its “DotDaily” interactive television service, bringing localized news and information to HickoryTech IPTV (News - Alert) subscribers in Minnesota.
With two leading interactive services available in two right-sized versions, CloverLeaf makes it easier and more affordable to leverage the power of IPTV and surpass offerings from cable and satellite companies. Both turnkey versions are pre-integrated with all major middleware platforms, and include service provider co-branding and local content.
The company’s interactive localized news and information TV service, provided to HickoryTech and other telephone and cable companies, includes news and sports coverage from the Associated Press, local weather from AccuWeather, local cinema guides and horoscopes; also local content published by community organizations using CloverLeaf’s DashDaily community content publishing tools.
“CloverLeaf’s localized news and information service contributes to our efforts to provide customers with on-demand services they can’t get from other providers,” said Damon Dutz, president of HickoryTech’s Consumer and Network Solutions (News - Alert) Division. “The interactive media provided by DotDaily was simple to launch, and we look forward to adding additional local content to the service.”
“Two-way interactive services are the easiest and least expensive way for service providers to add value to the IPTV offering,” said Lawrence Brickman, CloverLeaf’s Managing Partner. “We are pleased to be able to leverage IPTV technology to offer HickoryTech’s subscribers compelling content and functionality.”
Two Leading Interactive Services are DotDaily Localized Walled Garden and Funspot Casual Interactive Games. 
DotDaily Localized Walled Garden is the Interactive News and Information Service in US for local and national content, community content publishing tools, and is always localized. Funspot Casual Interactive Games offers IPTV Games Specialist Accedo Broadband.

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Anamika Singh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anamika's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michael Dinan