Adelphia, Showtime Offer ‘Xbox’ Promo


Adelphia Communications Corp. customers who subscribe to Showtime through Aug. 14 will get a bonus -- a free Microsoft Corp. “Xbox” starter kit and a game.

Consumers have their choice of four game titles: “Forza Motorsport,” “Destroy All Humans!,” “Atari Anthology” or“MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf.”The starter kit enables game play online. Subscribers will need to have their own Xbox game consoles to take advantage of the offer.

Additionally, the operator has priced Showtime at $5 per month for the first four months of the subscription, a savings of $31 off the usual rate.

Adelphia executives believe the offer will both bolster Showtime subscribership and demonstrate the value of its high-speed-data product when consumers link to the Internet to play their new games.