Urge to Converge

From its headquarters in the shadow of a former summer residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Europe Online is pioneering the delivery mechanisms and the content that will allow Europeans to receive Internet-based interactive entertainment via their PCs and televisions. "Others talk about it, we are doing it," says founder Candace Johnson, 48, who also co-founded Luxembourg's Astra, Europe's leading direct-to-home satellite system.

The combination of Europe Online's programming and delivery operations and Astra's satellites means that music, software and games can be downloaded fast, at around 2MB/second. A graphic-rich video game like Arabian Nights, which...

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