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Time Warner VOD surfs into San Diego

Tue, 10/29/2002 - 7:00pm
Susan Rush

Time Warner Cable is rolling out a smattering of video-on-demand services in San Diego with the help of VOD equipment vendor Concurrent Computer Corp.

Using Concurrent's MediaHawk 3000 VOD system, TWC's 200,000 customers in San Diego and Coronado, Calif. will have access to movies-on-demand (MOD), subscription VOD, and free-on-demand (FOD). TWC's MOD service is fueled by a partnership with iN Demand, which has content deals with Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, MGM, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp., Warner Bros. and The Walt Disney Co.

Content from HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and The Movie Channel make up TWC's offering in the SVOD space, while its FOD programming offers content from various networks, including Home & Garden, Comedy Central, iControl Music Videos, Food Network and CNN Showcase.

TWC tapped Concurrent because its system is scalable and based on open standards, according to company executives. Concurrent considers itself a leader in the VOD space with 48 market deployment commitments. In total these markets serve 3.4 million digital cable subscribers in North America.

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