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Wed, 10/24/2001 - 8:00pm
Anne Kerven
Charter Communications Inc. promoted Stephen Silva to executive VP and CTO, "with continued responsibility for research and development of advanced technologies and new products and services," the company says. Silva was senior VP of corporate development and technology. … BarcoNet supplied NTL with three digital headends in Ireland, allowing NTL to provide more than 80 digital TV channels in Dublin, Waterford and Galway. The $3.6 million contract integrate "all contribution, conditional access and deploy transrating technology to ensure multiplex maximization of content," NTL's head of broadcasting development Dennis Greatbatch says in a statement. … Best Buy Co. Inc. says it offers DSL and high-speed cable Internet access from MSN, EarthLink High Speed, Road Runner High Speed Online and Comcast Cable Communications Inc. It also expanded the number of stores carrying AT&T Broadband to 135. Best Buy says customers can use in-store displays to compare services, availability and pricing, or to order service. … Com21 Inc. appointed George Merrick president and CEO, effective immediately. Former President and CEO Craig Soderquist resigned Monday. Merrick was CEO of Advanced Rendering Technology Ltd. in Cambridge, England. … WorldGate and cablco TV Cable S.A. teamed on WorldGate Interactive TV Service in Bogota, Colombia. The service will use WorldGate's iTV platform to provide, via a premium package, such services as e-mail, chat, games and local content. The two also offer other service tiers that use WorldGate's Web search and surfing capabilities. … OpenTV subsidiary Static 2358 signed an agreement with Cablevision Systems Corp. to provide PlayJam to Cablevision's Interactive Optimum digital service. Cablevision serves 3 million New York Metro area customers. …

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