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OpenTV Launches Core3 Middleware, System Integrator Program

--Licenses SDK Suite to Developers at No Charge, Touts OTT/Pull-VOD Capabilities
At the IBC show in Amsterdam, interactive TV and advanced advertising technology provider, OpenTV , has launched the latest version of its OpenTV Core middleware platform and a new System Integrator Partner Program, and has announced that it will make its a SDK Development Suite available to developers free of charge. The company has also been showcasing its support for over-the-top video and pull-VOD. According to the company, OpenTV Core3, which it says will be...

NDS Secures Interactive TV Deployments in India, Germany/Austria

--Launches Pre-Paid Conditional Access Solution
Interactive TV and conditional access technology provider, NDS , on Wednesday announced new deployments in India and Germany/Austria, and launched a pre-paid conditional access solution. The Indian deployment is with Gujarat Telelink Private Ltd. (GTPL) , an independent cable operator in Gujarat. GTPL plans to deploy an end-to-end NDS solution comprised of NDS's MediaHighway middleware, an EPG, interactive TV applications including games, and NDS's VideoGuard conditional access technology. According to NDS, the deployment will see...

Entone, Edgeware Partner on Integrated IPTV Solution

--Entone Integrates its Amulet and Hydra Products with Conklin-Intracom's fs/cdn IPTV Middleware
IPTV home-connectivity solutions provider, Entone , and Edgeware , a Stockholm-based provider of VOD server systems, announced Wednesday that Entone's IP video gateways and media hubs are now fully integrated with Edgeware's VOD servers. According to the companies, the integration will provide service providers with an efficient and cost-effective IPTV solution that can be quickly and easily deployed to enable such advanced services as time-shifted TV, VOD, whole-home DVR and online media services, using advanced...

Interactive TV Technology Provider, OpenTV, Announces Plans for IBC 2009

--Demos to Include "Smart" Search and PVR, Social Network Integration, OTT Video Functionality
Interactive TV and advanced advertising technology provider, OpenTV , announced Wednesday the line-up of products and features that it will be demo'ing in its booth (Hall 1, Stand C81) at next month's IBC show in Amsterdam. "There is a fundamental shift in the way people are watching television: now more than ever it is at the center of the home entertainment experience, an extension to the lives of people who watch it," OpenTV CEO, Ben...

OpenTV Reports Higher Revenues, Swings to a Profit

Interactive TV and advanced advertising software provider, OpenTV , on Thursday released financial results for the second quarter: Revenues totaled $27.6 million, compared to $26.8 million for the year-ago quarter. Royalties and licenses revenues increased 7.1% to $19.5 million, while services and other revenues decreased 5.8% to $8.1 million. Adjusted EBITDA before unusual items was $4 million, compared to $2.5 million for the year-ago quarter. Net income was $1.7 million, or $0.01 per share, compared...

Latens Joins MHEG-5 Interactive TV Middleware Advocacy Group, IMPALA

--MHEG-5 Used on UK's, Australia's and New Zealand's Freeview Platforms
The International MHEG Promotion Alliance (IMPALA) , an organization that was set up in 2006 by Strategy & Technology, Cabot Communications and EchoStar Europe to promote use of the MHEG-5 standard outside the UK (note: MHEG-5 is the middleware standard upon which the UK's free-to-air digital terrestrial service, Freeview, is based; it was developed and standardized in the mid-90's as part of the DAVIC standardization effort to support interactivity and navigation for VOD services), announced...

IMPALA Announces Freeview Australia's Selection of MHEG-5 as its Interactive TV Middleware

--Freeview New Zealand's MHEG-5-Based Platform Grows 13% in Q2
The International MHEG Promotion Alliance (IMPALA) , an organization that was set up in 2006 by Strategy & Technology, Cabot Communications and EchoStar Europe to promote use of the MHEG-5 standard outside the UK (note: MHEG-5 is the middleware standard upon which the UK's free-to-air digital terrestrial service, Freeview, is based; it was developed and standardized in the mid-90's as part of the DAVIC standardization effort to support interactivity and navigation for VOD services), announced...

OpenTV's Core2 Middleware Powers Interactive TV-Enabled Digital Cable Service in China

Interactive TV and advance advertising technology provider, OpenTV , announced Tuesday that it has launched an end-to-end middleware solution for Southern Yinshi Network Media , a subsidiary of Chinese broadcasting group, Southern Media Corp , that has been tasked with implementing the digital conversion of 18 of the latter's municipal and city cable networks. According to OpenTV, the end-to-end solution, which is based on its Core2 middleware, is powering a range of interactive TV services...

ActiveVideo Networks to Acquire Avinity Systems

--Companies Say They Have Similar Interactive TV Philosophies, Complementary Technologies
At the ANGA Cable show in Cologne, Tuesday, ActiveVideo Networks (formerly ICTV)--a San Jose, Calif.-based interactive television company which offers a platform that it bills as intelligently streaming both traditional and Web-based content to digital set-top boxes and Web-connected CE devices and as combining the personalized, dynamic, socially connected experience of the Web with the quality, immediacy and remote-control navigation that end-users expect from television--announced that it has reached an agreement to buy Avinity Systems...

Minerva Says its Platform Is Powering Largest IPTV Deployments in Canada and Latin America

Silicon Valley-based IPTV middleware provider, Minerva Networks , said Tuesday that its flagship iTVManager platform is now supporting the largest IPTV deployments in Canada and Latin America--by Western Canadian telco, Telus, and Chilean telco, Telefonica del Sur, respectively. Minerva bills iTVManager as a comprehensive software platform for next-generation IP-connected TV services, including HDTV, PVR, whole home PVR, and VOD. According to the company, the platform also offers a robust set of API's that allow third-party...

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