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TVN, Comcast Reach Philly Deal

TVN Entertainment Corp. landed Comcast Corp.'s full-scale VOD rollout in
Philadelphia later this year.

Comcast -- which already uses TVN's satellite-delivery and asset-management
system in its more than 15 VOD rollouts -- will now enlist TVN to handle more
than 750 hours of programming in Philadelphia, primarily content from premium
and basic networks, executives said.

TVN stands to add more Comcast systems -- more specifically, AT&T Comcast
Corp. systems -- once the Philadelphia-based MSO's merger with AT&T
Broadband is completed.

The deals give TVN an upper hand in the VOD-content-delivery space. The
vendor also has pacts with Cablevision Systems Corp., Adelphia Communications
Corp., Insight Communications Co. Inc. and Mediacom Communications Corp.

Time Warner Cable uses N2Broadband Inc., while Cox Communications Inc. has
yet to announce a VOD-content-delivery vendor.