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Jun 11, 2001  •  Post A Comment

Charter signs deal with Circuit City
Multiple system operator Charter Communications has established a sales and marketing alliance with consumer electronics retail chain Circuit City. Under the arrangement, Charter will sell its broadband offerings at 63 retail outlets in Charter’s areas of service.
The new Charter displays, at which customers will be able to test and purchase the company’s digital cable and high-speed Internet services, are expected to be introduced at the retail stores as early as July, according to Charter officials.
Music Choice chooses to link with Liberate
A digital cable music service that is affiliated with software behemoth Microsoft Corp. has partnered with one of Microsoft’s most direct competitors in the interactive television space. Music Choice, which provides commercial-free music for digital cable, has selected Liberate Technologies to help the service enhance its offering with interactive
The music service announced that it will begin augmenting its service with MPEG-based video later this year. Aside from Microsoft, Music Choice’s strategic partners include Motorola and multiple system operators Cox Communications, AT&T Broadband, Comcast Cable and Time Warner Cable.
BAM! Entertainment powers up for IPO
Interactive entertainment software developer BAM! Entertainment has filed a registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. After the IPO, the company would seek to trade its stock on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol BFUN.
In its registration statement, BAM! says one source it will draw upon in creating its software will be entertainment studios’ “television cartoon properties.” The company plans to license such material from the studios.