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Jun 11, 2001  •  Post A Comment

Charter launches VOD in Ft. Worth, St. Louis
Charter Communications has deployed video-on-demand services in Fort Worth, Texas, and St. Louis. The new VOD offering uses Diva’s software and servers. Diva has also signed deals with two other major multiple system operators, Insight Communications and AT&T Broadband. Diva recently won a patent for encryption of VOD content (EM, May 28).
TVN, nCube ready to stream VOD
TVN’s Digital Content Express content delivery system for video on demand has been certified as compatible with nCube’s streaming video servers, the companies announced. The companies have formed a strategic alliance to provide VOD content to the cable industry (EM, June 4). The certification was announced after the companies completed a series of tests.
RespondTV, House of Blues go with Liberate
RespondTV and House of Blues have officially announced that their forthcoming interactive live music channel will be authored with Liberate Technologies’ interactive content development tools. Creation of the interactive channel was originally reported by Electronic Media on April 16. The companies will be demonstrating the channel this week at Liberate’s booth at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association show in Chicago.