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  • DIC to Set Up Consortium for Info Service Using Satellites
  • September 28, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Direct Internet Corp. (DIC) told Nikkei Personal Computing that it will set up a consortium to promote information services for individual customers utilizing a satellite as early as October.
    Members of the consortium are expected to include as many as 20 content providers such as Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., which invested in DIC, Sony Music affiliated companies, publishing companies and newspaper firms.

    DIC will conduct experiments and obtain necessary know-how through the consortium for about three months. After that initial period, it will start providing actual services. The services will be through a membership-based system.

    DIC's Internet access/data communications services via satellite will be used for distributing information. The services will include data downloads through a browser and push-type data distribution.

    (Nikkei Personal Computing)

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