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Motorola forms Digital Media Group

Thu, 02/14/2002 - 7:00pm
Anne Kerven

Motorola Broadband Communications Sector has created a new Digital Media Group to focus on the company's digital consumer gateway and digital system efforts.

Motorola's DMG unit is comprised of the company's former Entertainment Group, including its DigiCable, Satellite Broadcast Network Systems and Worldwide Interactive Networks divisions.

Motorola said the move was necessary to create a streamlined unit focused on set-top hardware and conditional access software.

Leading the group is DMG Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Aden, Motorola's former corporate vice president and director of worldwide sales and service. Joining him are Corporate Vice President and General Manager Carl McGrath, who will spearhead DMG's consumer gateway business, and Denton Kanouff, who will lead the group's digital media system efforts.

As part of its efforts DMG will attempt to build revenue through the licensing of Motorola's conditional access technology, a requirement in digital set-tops that run on Motorola-based systems. To date, Pace Micro Technology is the only outside vendor to obtain the full Digicipher II license. The unit will also attempt to find set-top opportunities outside Motorola's existing footprint.

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