ICTV Debuts `HeadendWare' Improvements


ICTV Inc. plans to unveil upgrades to its "HeadendWare" platform at the National Show next week in Chicago, including subscriber controls and video-on-demand menuing supporting up to 20,000 VOD users per channel.

The new HeadendWare will also use ICTV's "Adaptive Resolution Technology," which, the company said, allows delivery of both standard-definition and HDTV content.

In related news, ICTV and One Economy Corp. announced Thursday that they are teaming
up to deliver content designed to help elevate standards of living for
low-income households.

The agreement combines ICTV's HeadendWare platform
with content created for One Economy's information resource, the Beehive (www.thebeehive.org
), to deliver
essential living advice to cable subscribers via digital set-top boxes.

The Beehive provides low-income individuals and families with basic
instruction on such issues as money, health, jobs, school and