Milestone for Digeo, OpenTV, Charter


Digeo Inc. said Monday that its "iTV" interactive-TV service, running on OpenTV Corp.'s "ProSync" platform, is now available to more than 1 million Charter Communications Inc. digital-cable households across the nation under the brand name "Charter iTV."

The MSO is currently offering Charter iTV in 22 markets.

When Charter subscribers receiving Charter iTV turn on their TV sets, they are greeted by a menu through which they can purchase movies, view TV listings, directly tune to interactive channels (Weather, Games, Entertainment, News, Sports, Money) and get answers to common customer-care questions, Digeo said.

The service requires no additional hardware and is accessible through the same remote controls and set-tops customers are already accustomed to using, the company added.