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10/09/2002

Thirdspace break into Japan

Thirdspace, the broadband TV enablement company, has announced that it has been selected by Softbank Broadmedia Corporation as a key supplier for a new broadband TV service deployment in Japan.
Softbank Broadmedia Corporation's subsidiary Club iT, a content aggregation and marketing company, will launch and market the interactive TV service, known as 'BB Cable TV' through its wholly-owned subsidiary, BB Cable Corporation. BB Cable Corporation recently completed its registration as a cable television broadcaster for broadband TV services over DSL. This registration was the first of its kind in Japan. Thirdspace will supply broadband TV applications, middleware, set top box client software and professional services.
Using the latest in broadband technology, the Softbank service enables the delivery of multi-channel television (including true video on demand and a personal program guide) via standard television sets. The service will be available to all Softbank Yahoo! BB ADSL customers within the areas detailed below and with sufficient link speed between the customer premise equipment (CPE) and the DSLAM.
The consumer rollout will commence in the Autumn of 2002.
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