SesameTV Opens the Door to VOD

Monaco Telecom, Alcatel, and Moviesystem, launch SesameTV, a video-on-demand (VOD) service delivered via ADSL

February 26, 2003

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MONACO -- Monaco Telecom, in partnership with Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA), and Moviesystem, is launching "SesameTV," an unprecedented Video-on-Demand (VoD) service on television via ADSL.Today it's actually possible to receive high-quality video over a simple telephone line. Gone are the days when a viewer watched television on a computer screen with an image the size of a postage stamp. Now a digitized film can be channelled directly to your home television. This technological prowess is achieved through the combination of the expertise and the digital quality network of Monaco Telecom and the technical expertise and integration experience of Alcatel, the world leader in ADSL (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line) network solutions.This product offering of Monaco Telecom will revolutionise the way people view programmes on TV. With a few clicks of the remote control, the viewer proceeds directly to Monaco Telecom's "SesameTV" screen and then, from the comfort of his living room, he can select the film of his choice at the time he prefers. All he needs to do is to plug his television into a set top box, which is connected to an ADSL-enabled phone line through a modem. Functionality, interactivity, flexibility and ease of use are the keywords of this new service.The viewer may choose among three payment options: à la carte (at 5 euros per film), a monthly subscription of 20 euros for 5 films, or a subscription of 52 euros per month for unlimited number of films*. He can then choose from a large catalogue of 400 films: from entertainment to crime dramas, from comedy and adventure to horror and adult films. This package, updated every month, is composed of the latest French and international films recently launched on video, as well as a catalogue of classic films. This pilot service is being offered by MC Cable, a Monaco Telecom subsidiary, to its clients in Monaco.Alcatel SA

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