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MEDIA NOTES: INTERACTIVE UPDATE
Published January 6, 1995
News from the interactive TV market. AT&T and Zenith Electronics along with Sun Microsystems and Thomas Consumer Electronics SA are "promising to transform the passive act of watching television." It could give consumers instant access to news headlines, weather, traffic reports, etc. Sun Microsystems and Thomas Consumer Electronics SA introduced Open TV, a operating environment for interactive television through a decoder box. AT&T will have the "AT&T Information Center" that has a special device to connect peoples TV sets to their telephone outlets (Washington Post, 1/6)....Nintendo will no longer "actively" market its original Nintendo Entertainment System (USA TODAY, 1/6).