Last year I was part of a beta group of DirecTv App developers to test a new feature. This feature was pseudo buttons, or hotspots as DirecTv calls them.
I enhanced my NOAA forecast app to include new hot spots to jump to different forecast types and weather alerts. See http://www.yauws.com/directv-tv-app/directv-tv-app-noaa-weather-forecast-ver-2-0
This App was placed on the Beta test server at DirecTv last year and, as far as I know, passed all tests.
And it has not been moved to the production server since.
When I asked them why it continues to be only on the test server, I was told that they have a contractual agreement with The Weather Channel and can not publish my App until the Weather Channel App gets an upgrade.
And we still wait ….
Maybe sometime in 2012 you might see my new version.