AP, WorldGate Team Up on Interactive News

WorldGate, an interactive TV provider to the cable industry, says it is offering interactive content from the Associated Press to the company's iTV subscriber base in North and South America.

The two companies worked together to integrate an XML database feed that delivers AP breaking news headlines, stories and photos to subscribers using WorldGate's iTV services. The service allows subscribers to access enhanced one-button news links provided in French, English or Spanish, depending on the region.

WorldGate is deployed or has agreements to deploy its service with more than 65 cable system operators in over a dozen countries worldwide, including six of the eight top MSOs in the United States.