Digeo Strikes ITV, Multimedia Deals


Digeo Inc. reached a pair of deals aimed at beefing up its interactive-TV
content and adding wireless-video capabilities.

First, the entertainment-technology provider has deployed GIST Communications
Inc.'s 'TVMAG' on-screen television magazine to more than 600,000 'Digeo Basic
TV' subscribers in 18 Charter Communications Inc. markets.

TVMAG content includes feature stories, daily recommendations for primetime
viewing and soap-opera updates.

'It's the first commercial deployment of TVMAG, and we are proud to be
working for two exemplary companies in the digital and interactive-television
space,' GIST president and CEO Jim Cantalini said in a release.

Digeo also signed an agreement with wireless-video chip-set provider Magis
Networks Inc. to jointly develop integrated chip sets to handle high-quality
video, data and audio for the 'Moxi Media Center.'

The Moxi box is tabbed as a home multimedia gateway, able to ship around
content between devices in a home network. Adding the Magis technology
capabilities would beef up the unit's wireless capabilities, Digeo CEO Jim
Billmaier said in a prepared statement.

'We think that in the future, the wireless distribution of entertainment,
communications and information throughout the home will be an exciting
proposition for both consumers and our network-operator customers,' he