Los Angeles -- Odyssey, A Hallmark & Henson Network
will add streaming video and other new features to its Web page Oct. 1.
Timed with the network's first fall programming
schedule, the revamped odysseychannel.com will show program clips using streamed
QuickTime video. The network said its "theater" area was developed to take
advantage of high-speed cable-modem services.
Odyssey also worked with Amazon.com Inc. and eToys Inc. to
create a "virtual store" to sell Hallmark Entertainment videos, Kermit the Frog
toys and other merchandise.
The network added a "channel finder" to locate
Odyssey on cable systems by ZIP code. Other new features include links to faith-related
Web sites and a "kids' corner" with games related to the channel's