MICROSOFT SIGNS PACT WITH MEXICAN CABLE SYSTEM

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(June 7, 2001) -- Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash., and Mexico City-based Cablevision, a subsidiary of Grupo Televisa S.A., will launch the first Latin American trial of interactive television services. Under the agreement, Microsoft TV Server and Microsoft TV Advanced client software will deliver interactive TV using Motorola DCT5000 set-tops. The trial is set to begin in Mexico later this year. Cablevision plans to upgrade 30% of its subscriber base to the set-top boxes. Microsoft and Cablevision expect to deploy at least 350,000 set-tops over the next three years. -- Adrienne Mand

Copyright June 2001, Crain Communications Inc.

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