Getting Interactive Over Here

OpenTV's James Ackerman talks about his plans for making iTV as big in the U.S. as he helped make it in Europe

Many in the communications industry think interactive TV will be the next big technology, but when it will arrive is still the stuff of contentious debate. The slow conversion to digital TV, as well as arguments over technical standards, have delayed a mass-market rollout in the U.S., leaving iTV trailing far behind Europe. There, couch potatoes can order a pizza or gamble from the comfort of their own living rooms via TV.

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