Microsoft Rolls Out IPG

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Oregon-based Willamette Broadband LLC and Uvision LLC rolled out Microsoft
Corp.'s "Microsoft TV" interactive programming guide, giving the software giant
its first 22,000 U.S. subscribers.

Microsoft's guide is faster and more user-friendly than Gemstar-TV Guide
International Inc.'s TV Guide Interactive, but since Microsoft licenses IPG
technology from Gemstar, the company will benefit from Microsoft's IPG
deployments.

Microsoft first announced the deal with the two Oregon operators at the
Western Show in December.

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