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Comcast Launches VOD in Philly

Comcast Corp. launched its video-on-demand showcase Philadelphia system
Thursday with a mix of transactional and free on-demand content to more than 1.2
million basic homes.

SeaChange International Inc. is supplying the server to the Motorola
Broadband Communications Sector system. In Demand L.L.C. is supplying the hit
movie product from Hollywood, while TVN Entertainment Corp. is also delivering

A handful of basic-network programming is on the FOD platform, including The
Biography Channel, The Golf Channel, Comedy Central, C-SPAN and rebroadcasts of
NBC programming.

Elsewhere in VOD, In Demand said it signed a deal to distribute Playboy
Enterprises Inc. programming. Content includes Playboy Television's 7 Lives
, as well as films and titles from its library.