The first TV business news show devoted to the payment card industry was launched this week. The half-hour length, digitally produced ‘CardWebTV’ program, can be viewed as an on-line or off-line multimedia stream or via a standard VHS tape. The June 2001 edition of the new, monthly payment card video magazine, covers more than 35 significant news stories, showcasing several new products unveiled at the CTST convention in Las Vegas during May. Among the new products with featured video demos in the first edition of ‘CardWebTV’: Thales ‘P3-Server’; Wearlogic ‘SmartWear e-Wallet’; Schlumberger ‘e-gate’; NavyCash smart card; Giesecke & Devrient ‘Foil Card’; American Banknote Holographics ‘Holocard’; Cubic ‘Nextfare’; SCM Microsystems ‘E-25’ reader; Comsense ‘ComDot Cards’ and Mist ‘Freedom’ terminals. The new multimedia business news show is produced by CardWeb.com, Inc in association with San Francisco-based BlueJag Corporation. The program is hosted by Robertmckinley, CEO of CardWeb.com. Future editions of CardWebTV (www.cardweb.tv) will feature on-location interviews with top executives as well as roundtable discussions with industry leaders. CardWeb.com will release a DVD version of the program by the end of the summer and is currently reviewing proposals for cable broadcasting distribution. Viewing ‘CardWebTV’ online requires broadband Internet access and either ‘Quicktime’, ‘Windows Media’, or ‘Real Player’ software and passwords. A program trailer is available to view at lower speed connections.