Americast - An early major Interactive TV project. A $500-million partnership launched in March 1995 by The Walt Disney Co., Ameritech, BellSouth Corp., GTE Corp., SBC (Southwestern Bell), and later included SNET (Southern New England Telephone Co.)Article 2
Americast had signed a letter of commitment to spend $1 billion for 3 million Zenith set-top boxes.
The plan was for Americast mainly to compete with Cable TV providers.
See the Interactive Television Institute.