Intertainer picks Arepa for software-on-demand feature for VOD
Western Cable Show Daily Clips, December, 1999
ANAHEIM -- Intertainer Inc. will add a software-on-demand feature to
its video-on-demand product, through an exclusive arrangement with
Described as a "strategic partnership," the Arepa/Intertainer deal calls
for Arepa to be the sole provider of on-demand software to Intertainer
for a minimum of five years. Jonathan Taplin, co-founder and co-CEO
of Intertainer, said in a statement that the Arepa deal fits with
Intertainer's vision to deliver all types of on-demand digital content.
Cisco forms 'Built for Broadband' content development
ANAHEIM -- Intertainer Inc. and Arepa Inc. will be the first two
broadband content providers to join Cisco Systems Inc.'s new "Built
for Broadband" program, the companies announced yesterday.
Cisco's reasoning is that more and more broadband content will rely
on the core network, as well as on varying set-top operating system
software pieces. Paul Bosco, general manager of Cisco's Broadband
group, said that the new program is targeted at developers and
on-line publishers, including those groups focused on Internet
Protocol multicasting, quality-of-service support, directory enabled
networks and network metering/billing.
Jonathon Taplin, founder of Intertainer, said that the program "will
drive more efficent delivery and deployment of broadband content."
Intertainer is developing video-on-demand applications based on IP.