NEW YORK – Time Warner announced last Tuesday it was building what it calls the first ‘Full Service Network’ cable system in Orlando, Fla. It will offer hundreds of channels of programming on demand on top of regular cable service. As described by Time Warner chairman, CEO and president Gerald Levin, the system serving about 4,000 subscribers will use digitally compressed programming stored on computers at the cable head end. That will be accessible by new TV set-top technology installed in subscribers’ homes, taking advantage of telephone switching technology.
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