With Intercast, a computer user could watch the TV broadcast in one window of the Intercast Viewer, while being able to view HTML web pages in another window. Users were also able to download software transmitted via Intercast as well. Most often the web pages received were relevant to the television program being broadcast, such as extra information relating to a television program, or extra news headlines and weather forecasts during a newscast. Intercast can be seen as a more modern version of teletext.
The Intercast Viewer software was bundled with several TV tuner cards at the time, such as the Hauppauge Win-TV card. Also at the time of Intercast's introduction, Compaq offered some models of computers with built-in TV tuners installed with the Intercast Viewer software.
Intel discontinued support for Intercast a couple of years later.
Intercast Networks, founded in 2006 with offices in Israel and the United States, is an early-stage, privately-held, Venture Capital backed technology company. Intercast is developing a group of next-generation content delivery products based on its Multicast-to-Storage™ technology to enable Network Providers to provide their users with massive amounts of personalized, on-demand and high-quality digital media.
Intercast Networks’ solution enables network operators to leverage their current infrastructure roll out to deliver an order of magnitude more personalized content at a fraction of the cost without additional network investments. M2S can be utilized to introduce a variety of profitable Internet based services including a personalized, high definition and on-demand TV experience with broadcast-like network scalability and economic efficiencies.
PC and TV heavyweights back Intercast technology. (Intel's new venture into Web-based broadcasting) (Internet/ Web/ Online Service Information)
Sep 01, 1996; Compaq Offers First InterCast-Receiver PCs in Time for NBC Olympic Coverage. PCs capable of displaying a TV signal,...
Intercast partners for growth: as a partnership of U.S. and Brazilian casting groups, Intercast is expanding its reach from water works components to the global medium and heavy truck, construction and agriculture markets through in-house engineering and strategic alliances.(Company Profile)
Jan 01, 2006; The intensity of global competition in the metalcasting industry depends upon currency exchange rates, labor costs, government...
Intercast hits fast track: joint venture makes debut at Olympics. (online real-time data service)(Telemedia Week)(Brief Article)
Jul 29, 1996; Joint venture makes debut at Olympics InterCast, the joint venture of NBC, Intel Corp. and a host of other companies, got...