"This week, NY1 launched a new interactive component to its 24-hour newscast called the "Snap Poll." The technology, designed by Navic Networks, allowed anchors on primary night to ask viewers polling questions that you could answer by simply hitting A, B, or C on your remote control.
There are some other Time Warner Cable franchises throughout the country that have been using this technology for years now. And they're way ahead – even allowing some customers to take care of daily chores using just their remote." -- News8Austin via Lost Remote