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Jul 22, 2002  •  Post A Comment

TVN Entertainment announced that it will aggregate for its cable partner Comcast the majority of the 750 hours of video-on-demand content the operator plans to introduce to its Philadelphia market this fall. It will mark Comcast’s first major rollout of the TVN service and should serve as a model for future Comcast VOD rollouts. TVN announced earlier this month a deal to provide VOD programming, transport and management for Charter, joining its slate of multiple system operator partners that includes Comcast, Insight, Mediacom and Adelphia. TVN also announced that it will package and deliver on-demand content for Scripps Networks, which includes HGTV, Food Network, Do It Yourself Networks and Fine Living.
TechTV to provide content to `World News Now’
TechTV will provide technology-related content for ABC’s “World News Now” in an extension of its agreement with the network. The cable channel has been sharing Web content such as tech news and product reviews with ABCnews.com since last July and will now provide feature segments on technology for the news show, which airs from 2 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Leo Laporte, co-host of TechTV’s “The Screen Savers,” will appear regularly on the show to host technology segments.