New Companies
Startups on the Red Herring radar

Red Herring, June, 1998
Jonathan Taplin, Bob Dylan's former tour manager and Martin Scorsese's first producer, is trying his hand at digital content. His first effort called Intertainer and based in Santa Monica, California, aims to be the first broadband content-on demand network, offering movies, television programming, and music to PCs over the Internet. (Televisions are next.) With partners like Comcast, Sony and US West as well as Sun Microsystems, Informix, and Intel, Intertainer may have the finances to sustain it along the long road to consumer adoption. Commercial trials are scheduled to begin in Philadelphia and Denver this fall.