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The Expanding VOD Universe

Thu, 01/31/2002 - 7:00pm
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The Expanding VOD Universe
After proving itself as a cost-effective revenue-driver, video-on-demand deployments in North America have continued to climb. At the start of 2002, service operators had launched or planned to launch VOD (commercially or in trials) in almost 90 markets.
North American VOD trials and deployments
Service and/or operatorMarketLaunch dateMarket detailsVOD platform/server vendorContent providers SVOD available?Primary set-top(s)EPG/IPGMiddleware operating system
Adelphia Cleveland, Ohio (plus two undisclosed markets)Sept. 2001300,000 basic subsSeaChange StarzEncore, HBO, ShowtimeYes Explorer 2000SARAPowerTV
AT&T BroadbandAtlanta, Ga. Dec. 2000 620,000 basic subs Diva InDemand NoDCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
Los Angeles, Calif.Summer 2001 530,000 Diva InDemandNo DCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
Pittsburgh, Pa.TBA615,000 basic subsDiva InDemand NoDCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
San Francisco, Calif. TBA 1,835,000 basic subsDiva InDemand No DCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
Blue Ridge CommunicationsStroudsburg/Ephrata/Lehighton, Pa. 1Q 2002 170,000 basic subsConcurrent Yes Explorer 2000/Voyager 1000PassportPowerTV
Broadwing DSLCincinnati, Ohio April 2001 Intertainer
Cablevision SystemsLong Island, N.Y.Sept. 2001VOD avail. to 550,000 homesSeaChangeInternal sources, plus StarzEncore, HBO and Showtime YesSonyCablevision iOSony/VxWorks
Charter Asheville, N.C. Dec. 2001 6,059 homes passedDiva Diva Kids pkg. onlyDCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
Birmingham, Ala. Oct. 2001 113,598 homes passedDiva Diva Kids pkg. onlyExplorer 2000 SARA PowerTV
Charleston, W.V. TBA Diva Diva Kids pkg. only Explorer 2000 SARA PowerTV
Duluth, Ga. June 2001 102,000 homes passedDiva Diva Kids pkg. onlyDCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
Ft. Worth, TexasApril 2001 350,543 homes passedDiva Diva Kids pkg. onlyExplorer 2000SARA PowerTV
Glendale, Calif. July 2001 133,579 homes passedDiva Diva Kids pkg. onlyExplorer 2000SARA PowerTV
Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.June 2001 248,899 homes passedDiva Diva Kids pkg. onlyDCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
Hickory, N.C. June 2001 137,569 homes passedDiva Diva Kids pkg. onlyDCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
Janesville, Wis. TBA Diva Diva DCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
Long Beach, Calif. Aug. 2001 188,102 homes passedDiva Diva Kids pkg.onlyExplorer 2000SARA PowerTV
Monterey Park, Calif. 2000 318,263 homes passedDiva Diva Kids pkg.onlyExplorer 2000 SARA PowerTV
Newtown, Conn. Dec. 200156,821 homes passedDiva Diva Kids pkg.onlyExplorer 2000SARA PowerTV
Pasadena, Calif. 2000 Diva Diva Kids pkg.onlyExplorer 2000SARA PowerTV
St. Louis, Mo. April 2001 299,804homes passedDiva Diva Kids pkg.onlyDCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
St. Tammany, La. July 2001 32,900 homes passedDiva Diva Kids pkg.onlyDCT-2000 TVGateway WALI
Tri Cities (Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City, Tenn.)TBA Diva Diva Explorer 2000SARA PowerTV
West Covina, Calif. 2000 Diva Diva Kids pkg. onlyExplorer 2000SARA PowerTV
Cogeco Quebec and Ontario, Canada1Q 20021 million + basic subsConcurrentDCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
Comcast Albuquerque, N.M. Dec. 2001ConcurrentInDemand No Explorer 2000SARAPowerTV
Alexandria-Arlington, Va.Dec. 2001 SeaChangeInDemand Yes Explorer 2000SARA PowerTV
Baltimore, Md. Dec. 2001 SeaChangeInDemand NoDCT-2000TV Guide VRTX
Charleston, S.C. Dec. 2001 ConcurrentInDemandNoDCT-2000TV Guide VRTX
Chesterfield, Va. Dec. 2001SeaChangeInDemandNoDCT-2000TV Guide VRTX
Garden State systems (N.J.)Dec. 2001 SeaChangeIntertainerNo Explorer 2000 SARA PowerTV
Harford and Howard Counties, Md. Dec. 2001 SeaChangeInDemand No Explorer 2000 SARA PowerTV
Indianapolis, Ind. Dec. 2001ConcurrentInDemandNoDCT-2000TV Guide VRTX
Lower Merion, Pa. July 2001 ConcurrentIntertainerYesDCT-2000TVGateway VRTX
Mobile, Ala. Dec. 2001ConcurrentInDemand YesDCT-2000TVGatewayVRTX
Ocean/Monmouth, N.J. Aug. 2001SeaChangeIntertainer No Explorer 2000SARAPowerTV
Savannah, Ga. Dec. 2001Concurrent InDemand No DCT-2000TVGateway VRTX
ComcastSoutheast MichiganDec. 2001ConcurrentInDemandNo DCT-2000TV GuideVRTX
Taylor, Mich. Dec. 2001ConcurrentInDemandNoDCT-2000TV Guide VRTX
Union, N.J. Dec. 2001 SeaChange InDemand No DCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
Willow Grove, Pa. July 2001 ConcurrentIntertainerYesDCT-2000TVGatewayVRTX
Cox Hampton Roads, Va. Nov. 2001 400,000 basic subsConcurrent InDemand No DCT-2000TV GuideVRTX
Phoenix, Ariz. (trial) April. 2001605,303 basic subsConcurrent InDemandNo Explorer 2000SARA PowerTV
San Diego, Calif. April 2001354,500 basic subsConcurrent InDemand No Explorer 2000SARAPowerTV
3 undisclosed marketsTBA
General CommunicationsAnchorage, AlaskaNov. 20001,500 hotel roomsSeaChangeNo SeaChange-Proprietary
Insight CommunicationsAnderson, Ind. Aug. 2001181,000 homes passedDiva Diva No DCT-2000 SourceGuide VRTX/Liberate Compact
Bloomington, Ind. Nov. 2001 137,000 homes passedDiva Diva No DCT-2000SourceGuide VRTX/Liberate Compact
Champaign-Urbana, Ill. Nov. 200197,000 homes passedDivaDivaNoDCT-2000SourceGuide VRTX/Liberate Compact
Columbus, Ohio Dec. 1999188,000 homes passedDiva Diva No DCT-2000SourceGuide VRTX/Liberate Compact
Covington, Ky. Sept. 2001 140,000 homes passedDivaDiva No DCT-2000 SourceGuide VRTX/Liberate Compact
Evansville, Ind. Jan. 200081,000 homes passedDiva Diva No DCT-2000SourceGuide VRTX/Liberate Compact
Kokomo/Lafayette, Ind.Aug. 2001 101,000 homes passedDiva Diva No DCT-2000 SourceGuide VRTX/Liberate Compact
Lexington, Ky. Sept. 2001 124,000 homes passedDivaDivaNo DCT-2000SourceGuide VRTX/Liberate Compact
Louisville, Ky. Sept. 2001 450,000 homes passedDiva Diva No DCT-2000 SourceGuide VRTX/Liberate Compact
Rockford, Ill. Oct. 1999103,000 homes passedDiva Diva No DCT-2000SourceGuide VRTX/LiberateCompact
Mediacom Mobile, Ala. (plus other undisclosed markets for 2002)Oct. 2001 20,000 basic subsConcurrent No DCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
Qwest DSL/MSNDenver, Colo. NetEnginesIntertainer No
Minneapolis, Minn. NetEnginesIntertainerNo
Portland, Ore. IBMIntertainerNo
Salt Lake City, UtahIBMIntertainer No
Seattle, Wash. IBM Intertainer No
RCNPhiladelphia, Pa. suburbs (Sharon Hill, Norwood and Ridley Park)Dec. 2001 10,000 homes passedSeaChange TVN No DCT-2000 TV Guide VRTX
Rogers Cable Toronto, CanadaDec. 20011.2 million basic subsSeaChangeInternal No Explorer 2000SARAPowerTV
Seren Innovations (Astound Broadband)Concord, Calif. Relaunch in 20025,000 basic subsnCUBE In negotiations No Explorer 2000SARAPowerTV
St. Cloud, Minn. Relaunch in 200210,000 basic subsnCUBE In negotiations No Explorer 2000SARA PowerTV
St. Joseph, Mo. 2002
Shaw CablesystemsCalgary, Canada 2002nCUBE DCT-2000 VRTX
Time Warner Cable Austin, TexasSept. 2000 SeaChangeInDemand NoExplorer 2000SARA PowerTV
Columbia/Summerville/Myrtle Beach, S.C.Aug. 2001451,000 basic subsConcurrentHBOYesExplorer 2000SARA/PrasaraPowerTV
Cincinnati, Ohio Oct. 2001 332,000 basic subsConcurrent InDemand, HBO YesExplorer 2000, Pioneer Voyager 1000SARA/PassportPowerTV
Honolulu, HawaiiDec. 1999352,000 basic subsConcurrentInDemand No Explorer 2000SARA/Prasara PowerTV
Houston, TexasTBA 650,000 basic subsConcurrent InDemand No DCT-2000
Los Angeles, Calif. TBA 363,000 basic subsnCUBE InDemand NoExplorer 2000SARA PowerTV
Orlando, Fla./Central Fla.2002 700,000 basic subs Concurrent InDemand No Explorer 2000, Pioneer Voyager 1000Pioneer, PassportPowerTV
Tampa, Fla. July 2000 925,000 basic subsConcurrentInDemand No Explorer 2000SARA/PrasaraPowerTV
6 undisclosed marketsTBA SeaChange InDemand Explorer 2000SARA PowerTV
WinFirst Sacramento, Calif. Sept. 2001 20,000 homes passednCUBE Intertainer NoPhilipsOvenDigital, but transitioning to TV GuideMediaHighway
Source: Company reports and CED research.

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