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Interactive TVs open access

Consumer-group wish list for tougher rules on AOLTV 11/19/2000 07:00:00 PM Eastern

No stripping of competitors' interactive "triggers" or degrading of return-signal speed.

"Fair price" for unaffiliated providers' functions on the set-top, headend or other parts of cable infrastrucure.

Competing content cannot be forced to share screen with AOLTV or Time Warner logos.

Non-AOL-Time Warner content must be allowed to establish "e-wallet" functions that allow viewers to make on-screen purchases without re-entering credit card and other personal data.

"Click-through" data generated by viewers of competing TV networks may not be intercepted or shared by AOL-Time Warner

Limit AOL-Time Warner's share of revenue splits from interactive purchases.

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