Broadband Briefs for 3/10/08

Mon, 03/10/2008 - 8:21am
CED staff

* Orca Interactive purchased for $21M
By CED staff

Viaccess, a France Telecom subsidiary, is preparing to buy IPTV middleware specialist Orca Interactive for an estimated $21.4 million. Viaccess specializes in conditional access and DRM products, used largely by IPTV providers.

* Gemstar IPG on the Wii in Japan
By Brian Santo

Nintendo has signed a multi-year agreement to use the G-Guide interactive program guide (IPG) from Gemstar-TV Guide on its Wii game console. The agreement is restricted to the Japanese market.

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• OpenTV board appoints Bennett as CEO 

• Bell Mobility trials Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile wireless network management system 

• Motorola invests in mobile TV company 

• Level 3 co-founder and COO resigns 

• Tandberg has piece of Multimedia Polska VOD 

• Broadband Briefs for 3/10/08


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