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Microsoft offers UltimateTV service

Ronald Hanaki
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WinInformant reports that Microsoft has announced the UltimateTV retail service center. From the press release:

LAS VEGAS — Jan. 6, 2001 – Microsoft Corp. today announced a new resource for retailers of the new DIRECTV receiver with UltimateTV® service from Microsoft. The Retail Service Center has been established to provide retail sales personnel with phone and online support for UltimateTV sales.

The Retail Service Center will provide benefits to UltimateTV retailers including a free* UltimateTV showroom account, free** point-of-purchase materials, customer referrals, free** special promotional materials, access to retail education materials, a quarterly newsletter and announcements of upcoming products and services. UltimateTV retailers can call the Retail Service Center to obtain quick and professional product support, to activate their showroom account, and to order collateral materials.

More on UltimateTV can be found at their website. Microsoft has also allowed the public to see prototypes of the highly anticipated Xbox console at CES.

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