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BSkyB Says Sky+ HD DVR Service Now in Over 1 Million Households

--Nearly One in Five UK and Irish Households Now Have a Sky+ DVR
--Sky Anytime Push-VOD Service Used by Over 1 Million Households Each Week
UK satellite-TV provider, BSkyB, announced Thursday that its Sky+ HD service has now been deployed in over a million Sky households (1,022 million, compared to 465,000 this time last year), following record sales in the first three months of 2009. The company says that the growing popularity of HDTV has also contributed to the rapid growth of its Sky+ DVR service, which is incorporated in all Sky+HD boxes: including the Sky+ HD customer base, Sky...

Digeo Unveils New Features for its Moxi HD DVR

--Enhancements Enable Users to Access Over-the-Top Video Services on their Living Room TV
Paul Allen-owned set-top box vendor, Digeo, announced a series of new features and enhancements for its Moxi HD DVR Thursday, that appear to be designed to transform the device into a platform for bringing over-the-top video to the living room (much as rival TiVo has transformed its DVR into an OTT device). The new features, which the company says will be available automatically to Moxi HD DVR customers via a free software upgrade, include:

TiVo News:

--Signs New HD DVR Deal with DirecTV
--Signs Deal to Bring TiVo Services to BlackBerry
--Launches High-Capacity HD DVR
--Partners with Entertainment Weekly TiVo and US satellite TV provider, DirecTV, have extended their existing partnership with a new, non-exclusive deal that calls for the companies to develop, market and distribute a new TiVo-powered HD DVR service to DirecTV customers. The deal also extends various mutual intellectual property arrangements between...

BigBand Launches Platform for Delivering Personalized Video Services

--Integrates its SDV Solution with Digeo's Moxi HD DVR Video networking specialist, BigBand Networks, has launched a network-based media-processing platform, which it says will help broadband service providers transition from a broadcast video distribution model to personalized video delivery, and which it bills as cost-effectively delivering a range of personalized video services, including IPTV, addressable advertising, multi-channel HDTV, and interactive TV. Dubbed the MSP2000 (for "Media Services Platform"), the new platform provides service providers with...