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Interactive TV catches on across the Atlantic

Following a series of moves in the domestic interactive TV market, the European market for smart televisions is spurred by a new deal between Nokia and Intel.

 

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Following a series of moves in the domestic interactive TV market, the European market for smart televisions is spurred by a new deal between Nokia and Intel.

"We can give the television industry a strong platform that will deliver new Internet-based services to viewers."

- Heikki Koskinen, president of Nokia Multimedia Terminals

 


Nokia-Intel team for new set-top boxes
The hardware maker joins Intel to develop TV set-top boxes to bring Internet-enhanced broadcasting and an expanding array of applications to European televisions.

MediaOne fires volley in TV set-top fight
If successful, an upcoming TV set-top box trial from MediaOne could put the squeeze on other set-top makers to expand the capabilities of their machines.

Previous coverage
Gemstar gets stronger with TV Guide buy
The market for interactive television takes another turn with Gemstar buying TV Guide for about $9.2 billion in stock and debt to strengthen its position in the race to provide electronic program guides.

Satellite systems gear up for interactive TV fight
While megamergers like Motorola's acquisition of cable equipment maker General Instrument have focused attention on cable's set-top plans, the satellite industry could beat them to the punch, according to a new report.