Corp. announced that the latest generation of its
personal video recording solution, OpenTV PVR 2.0, is now in general release
for network operators and set-top box manufactures worldwide.
OpenTV PVR 2.0 is a complete platform for personal video recording with
support for standard and advanced features including push VOD and remote event
booking. OpenTV PVR 2.0 also includes the OpenTV streaming file system,
designed for PVR based usage, aimed at increasing the reliability and life
span of disk drives. OpenTV PVR 2.0 provides network operators with a solution
that is truly manufacturer and CA-independent. OpenTV PVR 2.0 is built on
OpenTV's leading set-top box middleware, OpenTV Core 2.0, OpenTV's fourth
generation of set-top middleware, with an architecture and features to support
the rapidly expanding requirements of advanced digital television set-top
boxes including PVR, VOD, IPTV, HDTV and home networking.
Network operators UPC Broadband, StarHub and AUSTAR have recently selected
OpenTV PVR 2.0 to integrate into their advanced digital platforms for the
launch of their first PVR solutions. OpenTV is also working to bring OpenTV
PVR 2.0 to market with a wide range of set-top manufactures including ADB,
Pace, Phillips, Scientific Atlanta, Thomson and UEC, and with the leading CA
vendors including Irdeto, NagraVision and Viaccess.
"Network operators increasingly understand middleware's value in achieving
their business goals, reducing operational costs and improving time to market
of the services critical to the success of their businesses," said Tim Evard,
OpenTV's senior vice president and general manager products and marketing.
"OpenTV Core 2.0 and PVR 2.0 is quickly becoming the platform of choice for
worldwide operators launching PVR solutions. We will be demonstrating the
latest features of Core 2.0 and PVR 2.0 at the upcoming IBC conference in