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Rodgers Leaves PowerTV

2/07/2001 6:44 AM Eastern

Cable set-top-box software vendor PowerTV Inc. has confirmed that one of its
top sales and marketing officers has left the company to pursue other
opportunities.

Bow Rodgers, PowerTV's former chief operating officer and senior vice
president of sales and marketing, left earlier this month and is fielding a
number of 'attractive offers' from other, undisclosed companies, PowerTV CEO
Steve Necessary said. 'We're sorry to see Bow leave, and we want to wish him
well,' he added.

Necessary said PowerTV is currently seeking a replacement for Rodgers, and it
expects a smooth transition. Chuck Kaplan -- who joined PowerTV late last year
as vice president of marketing following a stint at Philips Consumer Electronics
Co. -- will handle Rodgers' sales responsibilities on a temporary basis,
Necessary added.

During Rodgers' tenure, copies of PowerTV's software have found homes on more
than 5.5 million digital set-tops. About 100,000 boxes per week are currently
shipped with PowerTV's software on board, Necessary said.

Rodgers could not be reached immediately for further
comment.

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