CONCURRENT, INTERTAINER TEAM ON VOD

CULVER CITY, Calif.-Intertainer Inc. and Concurrent Computer Corp. have inked an alliance that calls for the melding of Intertainer's Broadband Entertainment On Demand network with Concurrent's video-on-demand (VOD) platform. The combined offering will enable the Intertainer service, which manages a large programming library from studios such as Columbia TriStar Television, Dreamworks SKG and Warner Bros., to run on all new and legacy Motorola and Scientific-Atlanta (S-A) set-top boxes, the companies said.

"We've selected Concurrent as our technology partner in part because the alliance accelerates our market entry," said Jonathan Taplin, Intertainer's president and CEO, in a statement.

Intertainer and Concurrent have hooked up before. In 1998, Intertainer selected Concurrent's MediaHawk video server for the deployment of its interactive applications to cable customers who get the service directly via their TV sets.