London-traded Israeli company Emblaze (LSE:BLZ) today announced that its subsidiary, Orca Interactive, signed a deal with Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom.
Orca, which is fully owned by Emblaze, will be supplying Chunghwa with its RiGHTv software for the Taiwanese company's interactive MultiMedia On Demand service.
Orca will be receiving one lump sum from Chunghwa, followed by a commission on each new subscriber.
Chunghwa's MOD project is one of the world's largest in the area interactive TV. Its offerings will include karaoke and video on demand, as well as real-time interactive services. Chunghwa has over a million ADSL subscribers.
Emblaze says that commercial application of Orca's software over Chunghwa's network will begin on July 31, 2002, starting with 20,000 households. The aim is to reach 1.5 million subscribers over five years.
Last week Orca signed an agreement with Bredband Media AS of Norway, which is co-owned by Agder, an energy company, and Federlandsvennen, a publishing house.