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Nov 26, 2001  •  Post A Comment

SeaChange powers Adelphia, Comcast
Adelphia Communications Corp. has rolled out a video-on-demand service in Cleveland using SeaChange International’s Interactive Television System. The service offers VOD movies and a subscription VOD service featuring HBO on Demand, Showtime on Demand and Starz on Demand. Adelphia is rolling out the service to its digital subscribers.
Also last week, Comcast Corp. said it will deploy SeaChange’s VOD technology to six of its cable systems. By the end of the year, VOD will be available for Comcast subscribers in Alexandria/Arlington, Va.; Monmouth County/Ocean County, N.J.; Baltimore County, Md.; Howard County/Harford County, Md.; Cherry Hill, N.J.; and Union, N.J.
Concurrent partners with Everstream
Video-on-demand provider Concurrent Computer Corp. has entered a technology development agreement with Everstream. Everstream provides digital direct marketing solutions that enable advertisers to deliver targeted advertising through interactive TV applications.
Under the agreement, Concurrent will integrate Everstream’s campaign management, delivery and targeting systems into its MediaHawk VOD platform.
Sprint adds ESPN
ESPN launched its 2-Minute Drill sports trivia game on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web. Users with an Internet-ready Sprint cellphone can access the game and play along. “2-Minute Drill” is a television show on ESPN, and there already is an online version of the game at ESPN.com.