Avinity, Neotion Integrate Tech to Enable Advanced Interactive TV without STB's on CI+ TV Sets

At the ANGA Cable Show in Cologne, Monday, Dutch interactive TV platform vendor, Avinity Systems , and Neotion , a French company best known for its system-on-a-chip MPEG-4 solutions, announced that they have integrated technologies in order to enable advanced applications--such as VOD navigation, rich interactive ads and the ability to access Web video--on TV sets with Common Interface Plus (CI+) capability, without the need for a separate two-way set-top box. (Note: the CI+ standard,...

ADB in tru2way Set-Top Deal with Evolution

--Secures Deal to Provide HD DVR to Israel's Yes
--Claims to Have Shipped over 1.5 Million IP Set-Top Boxes
Geneva, Switzerland-based set-top box manufacturer, Advanced Digital Broadcast (note: the company, generally known by the acronym ADB, is the corporate stablemate of Vidiom and Osmosys), says that Evolution Digital, a company that specializes in bandwidth reclamation solutions and advanced set-tops, will serve as a "key partner" in its efforts to sell tru2way-enabled set-top boxes to smaller North American cable operators. "We welcome Evolution into the ADB family of distributors," Jim Lomax, ADB's EVP of worldwide...

Thomson Selects Digital Keystone's PODware Stack for its tru2way STB's

Digital Keystone, a company that offers software for a range of digital entertainment devices, including set-top boxes, digital TV's, PC's and game consoles, says that Thomson has chosen its PODware software stack for its tru2way set-tops. According to Digital Keystone, PODware is a CableLabs-certified software stack which implements all OpenCable interfaces and security components, and which is built on a hardware abstraction layer, thus providing a highly portable solution that can be quickly integrated and...

ANT Launches Version 3.0 of its ANT Galio Software Suite

At the IBC show in Amsterdam earlier this month, UK-based digital TV client software provider, ANT, released version 3.0 of its ANT Galio software suite, targeted at network operators, content developers and set-top box manufacturers. According to the company, the new version of the software suite is more robust and will allow content providers to push a greater range of "rich and dynamic" multimedia services to audiences without impacting set-top box performance. It says that...

NDS in Deals with DEN, Canal+, Viasat, ASTER

--MediaHighway Middleware Lets Canal+ Subs Transform HD STB's into DVR's News Corp.-owned conditional access and interactive TV technology
provider, NDS, has generated a fair amount of ITV-related news over
the past few weeks. Among the highlights: The company says that Digital Entertainment Networks (DEN), a new
entrant in the Indian digital cable space (note: the company already has
a pan-Indian analog cable service), has selected a suite...