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Comcast and WorldGate launch iTV

Tue, 11/28/2000 - 7:00pm
Karen Kessler-Tanaka

Doing yet another deal, Comcast has teamed up with WorldGate to commercially deploy WorldGate's interactive cable TV services to cable subscribers in Willow Grove, Pa.

Comcast is providing WorldGate's Internet TV Service as part of its digital cable television package. For an additional monthly fee, Comcast digital customers can receive e-mail, local content and Internet content.

"We are excited to offer the latest in Internet access e-mails and even chat rooms all through television and set top boxes," said Mark Hess, vice president of digital TV for Comcast.

WorldGate is an interactive TV solutions provider for the cable television industry, offering high-speed iTV and enhanced television (eTV) services to cable subs. WorldGate provides access through the TV using standard cable set-top converters and existing cable infrastructure.ximately half its staff of 260 employees.

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