ABN to launch interactive news in Asia

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Asia Business News has been given a grant from the Singapore government of up to $800,000 to develop its interactive news service ABN On-Demand in Singapore and beyond.

It will launch in the second quarter of this year, with plans for operations by the end of 1997 in seven countries: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

ABN On-Demand is a "datacasting" service that delivers live ABN news to subscribers' desktop computers across Asia.

Copyright February 1997, Crain Communications Inc.

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