TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Disney Suspends Video-On-Demand Trial

Disney Suspends Video-On-Demand Trial

Monty Solomon (
Thu, 28 Apr 2005 22:22:02 -0400

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday suspended its
MovieBeam video-on-demand service in the three cities where it was
being tested, citing plans to upgrade the technology behind the

Disney launched the service September 2003 in Salt Lake City,
Jacksonville, Fla., and Spokane, Wash. It transmits movies over the
same broadcast signal used to transmit television programs and stores
them on a hard drive in the MovieBeam unit.


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