MSOs Cut Wink a Break

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Those revenue guarantees Wink Communications Inc. has given to MSOs in
exchange for carriage -- up to $5 per subscriber, per year -- have apparently
been tough to make in a poor ad market.

The interactive-TV vendor said Tuesday that it cut a deal with 'several key
partners to eliminate over $22 million of cash liabilities in 2002 and
2003.'

Wink didn't say which companies cut it a break, and it didn't return a call
by press time.

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