OPENTV RETAINS GRANT THORNTON: OpenTV Corp., a San Francisco-based developer of software used by cable and satellite TV operators to offer their subscribers interactive content and services, named Grant Thornton as its new independent accountant. Grant replaces Big Four firm KPMG.In a federal filing, OpenTV said that there were no disagreements with KPMG during the fiscal years ended Dec. 31, 2004 and 2005, and through June 29, 2006, on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures.

NATIONAL RETAIL PROPERTIES DISMISSES KPMG: National Retail Properties Inc., an Orlando, Fla.-based real estate investment trust, dismissed auditor KPMG and replaced it with Big Four rival Ernst & Young. According to a federal filing, KPMG's audit reports on National Retail Properties' consolidated financial statements for the years ended Dec. 31, 2004 and 2005, did not contain an adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, nor were they qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles.

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