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ABCNews pumps news into gas stations

ABCNews.com has signed a deal with PointMedia, a provider of interactive video kiosks, to provide news, business and entertainment reports to customers at gas pumps. Under the agreement, Walt Disney-owned ABCNews.com will provide PointMedia's PointTV broadcast network with text- and video-based news, including a daily video entertainment report, weekly video business reports, and a text feed of the top news stories. PointTV customers can view the content on color screens resembling TV sets attached to gas pumps. Cold Spring, N.Y.-based PointMedia says it is testing PointTV at several gas stations in New York and Connecticut, including a Mobil station in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

    ABCNews.com has signed a deal with PointMedia, a provider of interactive video kiosks, to provide news, business and entertainment reports to customers at gas pumps.

    Under the agreement, Walt Disney-owned ABCNews.com will provide PointMedia's PointTV broadcast network with text- and video-based news, including a daily video entertainment report, weekly video business reports, and a text feed of the top news stories. PointTV customers can view the content on color screens resembling TV sets attached to gas pumps. Cold Spring, N.Y.-based PointMedia says it is testing PointTV at several gas stations in New York and Connecticut, including a Mobil station in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.