Apple is due to announce its next generation iPad this week. An invitation to an event at Television Centre that coincides with one in San Francisco suggests that the BBC may somehow be involved. The BBC recently launched an iPlayer application for the iPad and plans to launch an international version in the United States. Look out too for news from the FT Digital Media and Broadcasting Conference, where the director general of the BBC, the chief executive of Sky and the culture secretary will all be speaking. We can also look forward to a progress report on the YouView project and the Connected TV specification at the annual summit of the Digital TV Group later this week. Meanwhile, congratulations to our clients Capablue who created the Astra Recommends application powered by TV Genius, which was the United Kingdom first prize winner in the Samsung Smart TV Challenge.