Motorola buys into Internet TV

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Motorola Multimedia Group acquired an equity stake in WorldGate Communications, a company planning to launch an Internet TV service later this quarter. WorldGate plans to use the vertical blanking interval of the broadcast spectrum to deliver data to consumers' TVs. WorldGate also said it can link subscribers directly to a Web site associated with a TV show or commercial. WorldGate plans to charge $4.95 per month to subscribe.

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