$34 million lined up by WildTangent
Interactive game producer WildTangent is preparing to announce that it has lined up $34 million in financing. The lead investor in the round was Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment. The company creates 3-D multiplayer games for PC users. WildTangent, which recently partnered with SPDE to make online versions of the studio’s film, “A Knight’s Tale,” was founded by former Microsoft technologist Alex St. John and mathematician Jeremy Kenyon.
CableLabs reviewing OCAP comments
CableLabs is reviewing comments submitted in response to its proposed OpenCable Application Platform specifications for interactive middleware, sources close to CableLabs confirmed. The organization will continue to review the comments over the next several weeks before issuing an interim OCAP spec.
Mixed Signals appoints executives
Interactive TV technology and content development company Mixed Signals Technologies has appointed two new executives. Christopher Pachler was named chief financial officer and Tim Ordaz was hired as vice president of product marketing.
iFilm@IFC indie film news show debuts
iFilm@IFC, a program on the Independent Film Channel, is making its debut at 8 p.m. (ET) Monday. The cable television show, which alerts viewers to what is new in both online independent film and offline indie productions, is co-produced by the IFC cable channel and Internet film directory iFilm. The show also signals a trend among Internet entertainment sites, which are beginning to branch into cable TV.