PowerTV Jumps To 6M Boxes

4/01/2001 8:00 PM Eastern

has reached another milestone, claiming that 6 million digital-cable set-tops in North America now house its operating system.

PowerTV said that footprint currently covers more than 50 percent of cable subscribers in the 100 largest systems. The majority of set-tops that use PowerTV's software are made by its corporate parent, Scientific-Atlanta Inc.

PowerTV made its first shipment in the fourth quarter of 1998. It reached 1 million in November 1999 and hit 5 million in December of last year. Last quarter, the company said set-top box vendors licensed and shipped its OS at a clip of 100,000 copies per week.

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