American cable TV giant TCI is planning to buy up to 10 million set-top boxes in order to set up a next generation pay TV network. According to press reports, Intel and Microsoft are currently favored to get the order. Oracle is among the other bidders. Whoever wins the deal, some analysts have suggested, stands a good chance of establishing the de facto standard for the next generation of television. A decision is expected by next spring, with shipment starting in early 1999.
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