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Access1 Brings the Olympics to the Office

[Sydney, AUSTRALIA] Access1 will offer new business customers subscriptions to its C7 Olympic coverage, licensing them to broadcast the coverage to staff over their corporate network.

"This offer is designed to promote the unique opportunity the Olympics presents for a showcase of Access1's technology," said Access1 executive chairman David Spence. "Businesses who subscribe for the $59.95 C7 Olympic service will receive a discount from Access1 on the cost of installing an Access1 router and satellite dish, offsetting the entire cost of the service."

Spence claimed that access to Olympic coverage via office PCs would increase productivity over the Olympic period. "My advice to businesses is to push the Olympics onto the desktop of all your staff - they'll thank you for it by turning up to work," he said. "No matter how many staff in a company, it can be delivered to everyone via PCs through the entire 17 days."

In March, Access1 announced a strategic content alliance with Seven Network Pay Television service C7, to deliver its coverage of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and on an ongoing basis to carry sports programming. Access1 will deliver the content over its broadband satellite IP network.

"With AccessTV, we are building a new form of service, combining fully interactive services with coverage of business, sport and news from around the globe," said Spence.



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