commitment to buying Scientific-Atlanta's
digital TV set-top
box to 1.1 million units, Scientific-Atlanta said in announcing its
quarterly financial results. Previously, the cable broadcaster had agreed
to buy 550,000 units of the next-generation Explorer 2000 over the next few
years. Explorer 2000 will begin reaching cable customers in the third
quarter of 1998; San Diego customers of Cox Communications will be among
the first to use the set-top boxes to receive digital TV broadcasts.