- Scottish Telecom is to team up with the terrestrial digital broadcaster ONdigital to provide its customers with both TV and internet-based email services.
The services will be provided by the Scottish Telecom-owned internet service provider, Demon Internet.
The deal will also see ONdigital's customers offered a range of interactive services that will include pay-per-view and, in the future, e-commerce services such as home shopping. ONdigital, which is owned by Carlton Communications and Granada, announced on July 8 that it had signed up 247,000 subscribers since its launch in November 1998. It hopes the addition of email later this year will be a strong incentive to subscribe to the ONdigital service.