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Weather Network gets the Wink; CSG extends TWC deal

Thu, 01/31/2002 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

Under a new deal, Canada's The Weather Network will use broadcasting technology from Wink Communications that gives viewers access to "forecast conditions of their choice, 24 hours a day," Wink says. Users also can see commercials, ask for more information or buy directly from the advertiser via their remotes. The Weather Channel broadcasts to 8 million Canadians, as does MeteoMedia, a sister station. …

Cablevision Systems Corp. appointed Joseph J. Lhota executive VP of corporate administration. …

A day after reports came out regarding its aggressive accounting practices, Global Crossing's math was corrected by Lucent Technologies, which reportedly says the fiber optic company owes it $123 million, not the $31 million Global Crossing reported in Monday's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. …

Under a contract extension, CSG Systems Inc. will continue to work with Time Warner Cable's national division to provide service and support to more than 500,000 customers on the East Coast and in the Midwest, CSG says. …

Pacific Coast Cabling launched its cabling networking unit as a complement to its structured cabling business, it says. Headed by Allen S. Horwitz and Del Willis, the privately held subsidiary will operate out of the company's Chatsworth, Calif., headquarters. Pacific Coast says the unit will let it deliver such services as IP telephony, secure wireless LANs and optical Ethernet. …

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