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BizReport : February 22, 2002 Archive

February 22, 2002 Archive

Internet | February 22, 2002

Exclusive Interview with Jonathan Taplin, CEO of Intertainer

Jonathan Taplin isn’t one to shy away from risk. The CEO of interactive video firm Intertainer has spent the last few years trying to convince cable companies and other multichannel video providers to take a leap from the passive tradition of TV viewing into the uncertain new world of interactive programming. The idea was to use the existing IP network—along with the growing number of broadband connections—to pump robust bit streams into consumers’ homes, offering video-on-demand (VOD) and other content. Taplin took a few minutes to tell BizReport about this new service and why he thinks VOD over the Web will eventually take off. >>