Cablevision Launches HDOD

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Cablevison Systems Corp. has unveiled its HD-on-VOD service with about 12
Hollywood movie titles.

HD movies are priced at $6.95, compared with $4.95 for traditional video-on-demand movies.

The extra fees cover encoding costs, among other items.

SeaChange International Inc. is Cablevision's server vendor, while the MSO offers HD service through its Sony Electronics Corp. set-tops and Scientific-Atlanta Inc.'s "Explorer 4200."

Movie titles include such new fare as About
Schmidt
, along with several IMAX titles.

A spokesman said the company plans an official
announcement in the next week.

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