Time Warner Cable's Full Service Network launches new services.
-- The NFL and Sports Illustrated Television launch "NFL on Demand," which features up-to-the-minute scores and in-depth statistics for local NFL games and games around the league, as part of its NFL Sunday Doubleheader. The stats include quarterback match-ups, running back and wide receiver comparisons, and an assortment of team statistics including total yardage, first downs, the kicking games, and penalties. Through the Hewlett-Packard printer provided to FSN customers, viewers may also print Stats on Demand. Highlights on Demand provides customers extensive weekly game summaries that include key plays, incredible moments, the turning point, and game NVPs--all on demand with VCR functionality so viewers can fast forward, rewind, and even pause. NFL Films Library provides a selection of the best of the NFL Films Library at viewer's fingertips.
-- Time Inc. New Media launches The News Exchange(tm) (TNX), which allows customers to view a digest of the day's news at any time, or to select from news programs and segments in categories, such as state and local, world and national, business and personal finance, sports, weather, and entertainment. Customers can select material supplied by some of the country's best-known producers of news and information television programming. On the national level, content partners include ABC News, CNN and NBC News, and The Weather Channel. In addition, several Time Inc. magazines supply video segments to TNX, including Time, Fortune, Money, and Entertainment Weekly. Local material is provided by The Orlando Sentinel, which creates video versions of its newspaper stories, and two local television affiliates, WESH-Channel 2 (NBC), and WFTV-Channel 9 (ABC).
-- US West launches GOtv, an interactive entertainment planning guide focused on the world of entertainment outside the home and primarily within the local community. GOtv offers information on movies, dining, and events. In movies, customers can access information about movies at local theaters, check theater location, telephone number, movie times, and even get a preview. In the Dining category, a text director for approximately 1,000 area restaurants provides information on the features cuisine, type of atmosphere, entree prices and more. The Events category offers a full motion video of the group or band, and details of the concert including time, location, seating chart, and ticket sales information. Events also features information on local night clubs and attractions, museums and local theater, and details on major sports events being held locally.
-- The Full Service Network announces an agreement with Barnett Bank to provide the first interactive television banking service on the FSN. Free to all Barnett Bank/FSN customers, this service will be like having ATM services at home. Customers can check their balance inquiry, transfer funds and pay bills using their remote control.
-- Pizza Hut launches the first food delivery service on the Full Service Network. By pressing a few buttons on the remote control, customers can have pizza and other items from Pizza Hut delivered to their home. The FSN Pizza Hut menu features pizza, appetizers, and drinks. Customers select the size, type of crust, and toppings. Favorites can be stored to make the next order even faster.
-- DreamShop, the Full Service Network's interactive digital shopping mall, launches three new stores: The Bombay Company offering antique-inspired furniture, prints, mirrors, lamps, and accessories for the home; Book-of-the-Month Editors' Choice, featuring great books for the whole family, including non-fiction, cooking and crafts, and classics; and The Horchow Collection for finely crafted porcelain and glassware, exquisite tabletop and decorative accessories, and monogrammed towels and linens. By year-end, DreamShop will add Best Buys TV, a database of 250,000 brand name products at 10-50% off the manufacturers' suggested list price; Spiegel Home and Fashion; and Eddie Bauer, with a distinct line of outerwear and sportswear for casual lifestyles.
-- The Full Service Network PlayWay for games has added TV BOTS, a maze-based action game that allows up to 16 players to play simultaneously and to join current games in progress.
These new services join the already full list of services currently available on the Full Service Network, including the Carousel(tm) navigation system, movies on demand, interactive shopping, multiplayer video games, and the interactive program guide.
"We are pleased to welcome these great new partners to the Full Service Network, and excited to offer them to our customers. These new services are continuing the promise on which the Full Service Network was built, which is to give our customers even greater programming choices, more control over their television, added convenience to save time in their busy lives, and the ability to customize programming and services to meet their individual needs," said Time Warner Cable's Full Service Network President Tom Feige.
Time Warner Cable's Full Service Network is the world's first digital, interactive television network that provides customers in Orlando with on-demand access to a variety of entertainment and informational services. The Full Service Network is integrating the technologies from the cable, computer, and telephone industries to provide interactive television, telephony, and on-line computer services.
Time Warner Cable is the nation's second largest cable television operator, currently serving 10 million customers in 37 states. After the closing later this year of the Cablevision Industries acquisition, the company will serve 11.5 million customers. It is a unit of Time Warner Entertainment L.P.
CONTACT: Time Warner Cable's Full Service Network, Orlando
Tammy Lindsay, 407/667-2034
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|Date:||Nov 29, 1995|
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