Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 28, 2000 - nCUBE, the pre-eminent
provider of scalable media streaming infrastructure, Intertainer,
the entertainment on demand broadband network, and Microsoft TV announced
today the integration of nCUBE's Video-on-Demand Client for the Microsoft
TV environment with the Intertainer entertainment on demand service.
By leveraging the capabilities of the Microsoft TV Advanced software
and the Motorola DCT 5000, nCUBE and Intertainer have created an application
that allows consumers to browse Intertainer's extensive on-demand
content offerings in a visually rich environment.
The nCUBE/Intertainer/Microsoft TV application will
be on display throughout the Western Show in Los Angeles from November
29 - December 1 in the nCUBE booth (South Hall booth 1801) and the
Intertainer booth (South Hall booth #1377.)
The demonstration includes an nCUBE video server delivering
VOD streams to the DCT 5000, The VOD client utilizes both the HTML
browser and the On Screen Display capabilities of Microsoft TV, and
includes Intertainer's user interface and vast content library.
"We are enthusiastic about working with nCUBE and Intertainer
to create a best of breed technology for network operators," said
John Canning, lead product manager for server and headend, Microsoft
TV at Microsoft Corp. "By looking ahead and creating solutions for
network operators that are available when they need them, we help
them deploy revenue-generating services more efficiently."
"This application demonstrates the flexibility provided
to cable operators in using HTML for creating the consumer VOD experience,"
said Dan Sheeran, Senior Vice President of nCUBE. "We look forward
to working with Intertainer and Microsoft on commercial deployments
of VOD for broadband operators."
"This demonstration is a first step towards making an
integrated HTML IP infrastructure the standard for advanced digital
set top boxes," said Jonathan Taplin, Intertainer President & CEO.
"If the cable industry embraces this easy-to-adopt standard, then
it will open up a whole world of interactivity and creativity which
is currently stifled due to today's proprietary systems."
is the pre-eminent provider of scalable media streaming infrastructure.
Broadband operators worldwide count on nCUBE for streaming media solutions
that include broadband Video-on-Demand, IP Streaming Media, and Advertising
Insertion. The company's core product line, the n4 streaming media
appliance, scales from 100 megabits per second to 128 gigabits per
second of streaming media from a single system. nCUBE has partnered
with pioneers in interactive television and content for every major
delivery path to the home. They include RealNetworks, Enron, Bertelsmann,
and AT&T. The company is based in Foster City, Calif., with sales
and customer support offices worldwide.
delivers the largest selection of movies, music videos, television
and shopping on-demand to your PC or TV. The service features content
from unprecedented partner relationships including Columbia TriStar
Television, Disney Channel, Dreamworks SKG, ESPN, Sony Music, Twentieth
Century Fox, and Warner Bros., among many others. Enhanced TV functionality,
interactive advertising, e-commerce opportunities and personalization
features round out the Intertainer experience. Strategic partners
include Comcast, Intel, Microsoft, NBC, Sony and Qwest.
JLM Partners for nCUBE