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OpenTV Deployment in Half Moon Bay Features Many iTV Applications

Fri, 08/31/2001 - 8:00pm
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OpenTV and USA Media Group are partnering to deploy an indepth interactive TV (iTV) content package available to U.S. cable operators using the Motorola DCT-2000 set-top box. USA Media Group's iTV deployment in Half Moon Bay, Calif. features 29 interactive applications including e-mail, instant messaging, shopping, games, news, weather and sports, all running on the DCT-2000.

OpenTV's interactive television content package for Half Moon Bay includes a wide range of interactive services. USA Media Group will be the first U.S. MSO offering Static's Playjam, an iTV entertainment and games channel. The OpenTV platform features nine games.

In addition to playing games, a viewer will be able to send instant messages and e-mails to friends while watching TV. Pizza can also be ordered from a local pizzeria or CDs from an e-tail store. Local weather, stock quotes and stock portfolio information is also available.

OpenTV's full service of 29 iTV applications on the DCT-2000 in Half Moon Bay include a variety of interactive games from Static 2358's PlayJam and LudiTV. In addition to the enhanced TV content with Discovery Networks and the Game Show Network, cable viewers will also have on-demand access to local movie listings, a dining guide of regional restaurants, an events calendar of what's happening around their community, local weather and the California Lottery.

Instant access to business and sports news is also available. A viewer can chat or send e-mail or instant messages.

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