Intertainer Inc. said it inked a five-year video-on-demand content deal with
Denver-based fiber-to-the-home overbuilder WINfirst.
WINfirst's initial VOD launch will happen during the fourth quarter of this
year in Sacramento, Calif. WINfirst also has the regulatory green light to build
networks reaching 3.7 million homes in San Diego; Austin, Dallas, Houston and
San Antonio, Texas; and Seattle.
WINfirst's VOD service will run on nCUBE video servers, Philips Consumer
Electronics Co. set-tops and Canal Plus U.S. Technologies' 'MediaHighway'
middleware and 'MediaGuard' conditional-access system.
Intertainer said it will provide more than 700 hours of films and videos from
studios such as Artisan Entertainment, Warner Bros., Universal Studios and New
Intertainer also has VOD deals with Broadwing Inc. -- the product of the
Cincinnati Bell-IXC Communications Inc. merger -- and with Comcast Corp. in
Monmouth County, N.J., and Willow Grove, Pa.
And Qwest Communications International Inc. is planning to send Intertainer
content on-demand to PCs over asymmetrical digital subscriber lines in Denver;
Phoenix; Seattle; Minneapolis; Portland, Ore.; and Salt Lake