Broadcom Powering New Broadband-Connected HDTV Sets from LG Electronics

--Sets Feature Yahoo! Widgets, Netflix Instant Streaming
Semiconductor company, Broadcom , said Monday that its integrated BCM3549 digital TV system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution has been selected by LG Electronics for its new broadband-enabled HDTV sets, the 47LH50 (now available at Best Buy and other US retailers) and 42LH50 (scheduled for availability this summer) LCD models and the 50PS80 (now available) and 60PS80 (scheduled for availability this summer) plasma models. The new HDTV sets, which are equipped with LG's Netcast Entertainment Access feature for...

Korea's LG Powercom Deploys BigBand's vIP PASS

--BigBand Says It Has Shipped Half a Million Edge QAM's
Digital video networking specialist, BigBand Networks , said Tuesday that Korean telecommunications service provider, LG Powercom , has deployed its vIP PASS video IP platform to deliver IPTV services to PC's and IP set-top boxes over DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems without using a cable modem termination system (CMTS). LG Powercom, which claims to have the largest HFC network infrastructure in Korea with 60,000 kilometers and over 2.3 million subscribers, offers IPTV and high-speed data services...