Intertainer OKs Software Deal


CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - Intertainer Inc.
said it would offer software-on-demand services through a nonexclusive licensing deal with Into Networks Inc.

More specifically, Intertainer will marry Into's "IntoMedia" streaming software with its "" entertainment-on-demand, Internet protocol-based broadband network.

Intertainer currently has licensing rights for more than 60,000 hours of video programming. Into, meanwhile, has content agreements with more than 30 software developers.

An Intertainer spokeswoman said the company should launch commercial SOD services to cable and digital-subscriber-line customers by the end of the first quarter or sometime in the second quarter of 2001.

Intertainer has commercial deployment deals with ZoomTown (Broadwing Inc.'s DSL platform) in Cincinnati, Qwest Communications International Inc. in Denver and Comcast Corp. in Monmouth, N.J. and Willow Grove, Pa.