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Feb 26, 2001  •  Post A Comment

PowerTV joins HAVi trade association
Digital interactive software producer PowerTV has joined industry trade association HAVi. The new trade association promotes a manufacturing standard to facilitate compatibility and networking capabilities between various entertainment appliances. Founded in 1999, the association now has more than 50 members. PowerTV is majority-owned by set-top box manufacturer Scientific-Atlanta.
Liberate partners with DemandVideo
Video-on-demand company DemandVideo has licensed Liberate Technologies’ digital interactive software, the companies
have announced. Under the arrangement, the VOD content will be integrated into Liberate’s software platform.
Cunningham joins Wink from ReplayTV
Interactive television advertising and t-commerce technology company Wink Communications has named Christopher Cunningham vice president of business development. Cunningham comes to Wink from recently acquired ReplayTV, where he also directed the business development effort.
Napster floating $1 billion-dollar plan
Music file-sharing service Napster said it is willing to provide major record labels with $1 billion in payments over five years for nonexclusive licenses on its music files.To provide the record industry with the payments, Napster would switch from a free to a fee-based service, the company said.