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TAK: not just a TV

The Internet may have brought interactivity into the home, but television remains an essentially passive experience: you sit and watch, much as your grandparents did forty years before. With the launch of TAK, Thomson multimedia has turned armchair viewing upside down. For TAK is a new, genuinely interactive type of television: viewers can access up-to-the-minute news, download information, interact with TV shows, send messages, and even go shopping.

Thomson's engineers began working alongside Microsoft on the TAK project in 1997, and the fruits of their bold initiative are now being enjoyed in households throughout France, with plans underway to expand TAK to Germany in late 2001 and Southern Europe in 2002.


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