News Round-Up (VII): Sezmi, Technicolor, Intel, TiVo, MoCA

--"Cord-Cutting" Company, Sezmi, Raises $17.3 Million
--Technicolor in Set-Top Collaboration with Intel
--TiVo Joins MoCA
Due to the large volume of interactive TV-related news generated over the past few days, we are covering stories in this issue in round-up format. Our regular news coverage will return shortly. Sezmi , a company which has developed a set-top box-based offering that it bills as combining "live television, on-demand movies and television shows, and Web videos in an easily self-installed system that automatically records, recommends and organizes the favorite shows of each individual...

DirecTV Taps Entropic to Power New Set-Tops with Multiroom Viewing Capabilities

--Set-Tops Slated to Ship Later this Quarter
Fabless semiconductor company, Entropic Communications , announced Monday that its silicon has been selected by DirecTV for integration into a new line of set-top boxes that will offer new coax-based networking capabilities, including multi-room viewing. The new, HD "H-24 DVR" boxes (of which client and server versions will be offered) are currently in production, the company says, and will be in DirecTV customer homes starting later this quarter.

Entropic says that by...

Entropic-Powered ADB-6882CDMX Becomes First MoCA 1.1-Certified Set-Top Box

Geneva-based set-top box company, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) , and Entropic , a fabless semiconductor company that specializes in home networking solutions, said Monday that ADB's ADB-6882CDMX set-top box, which is designed to enable MSO's to offer their customers home networking options, has become the industry's first MoCA 1.1-certified cable set-top. The ADB-6882CDMX is powered by Entropic's EN2210/EN1010 MoCA- (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) compliant chipset, which is billed as enabling a complete coaxial network solution...