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Broadband Briefs for 11/26/07

Mon, 11/26/2007 - 7:35am
CED staff

* TiVo’s DVRs now available in Canada
By Mike Robuck

TiVo announced today that its DVRs will be available in Canadian retail stores in time for the holiday shopping season. The TiVo Series2 DT DVR will be available in early December at major Canadian retailers including Best Buy, The Brick, London Drug and Future Shop. TiVo’s DVRs will not be available in Quebec immediately.

* Ascent Media upgrades 6 Discovery networks to HD
By Brian Santo

Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services said it has completed the transition and upgrade of six Discovery TV networks to high-definition (HD).

Content on the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC and The Science Channel is now available in HD. With pay TV companies competing on the number of HD channels available, Ascent and Discovery made the conversion on an accelerated schedule.

* Conexant approves new anti-piracy tech
By Brian Santo

Conexant Systems said it has certified Dwight Cavendish Systems' (DCS) analog copy protection technology on its CX2427X and CX2450X MPEG video decoder families.

DCS develops technology that protects against unauthorized copying of content through the analog outputs of consumer equipment. The technology works for a variety of pay TV applications, including VOD.

Conexant’s decoders are used in PVRs and other set-top boxes.

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