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Mo. System Marks First ICTV Launch

St. Joseph, Mo. -- St. Joseph Cablevision has launched ICTV
Inc.'s interactive-television service, offering broadband Internet access and use of
a proprietary library of CD-ROM titles.

The service is initially available to about one-half of the
35,000 homes passed by the northwest Missouri system, which is owned by News-Press &
Gazette Co.

ICTV's system offers access speed of up to 10 megabits
per second, per user, over a headend-based architecture for hybrid fiber-coaxial cable

ICTV users interact with the system through a wireless
keyboard, which is linked via infrared to a set-top box connected to the cable.