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SureWest intros EBIF applications in K.C.

Thu, 10/09/2008 - 8:35am
Brian Santo

SureWest Communications said the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network it’s installing in Kansas City (story here) is running EBIF applications created by BIAP Inc.

That would make SureWest at least the second service provider to commercially introduce EBIF (Enhanced TV Binary Interchange Format) applications, following Verizon’s introduction in August during the Olympics (story here).

Some of the applications currently available to SureWest digital television subscribers include Yellow Pages on TV, eBay on TV, Fantasy Football and My TVi, a local news and information service that allows the viewer to personalize certain content such as stock tickers, sports teams and weather.

Tim Peters, CEO of BIAP, said of his company’s developers, “They were able in a short period of time to build an EBIF platform for cable operators, a user agent to display everything, tools for future third-party development, and of course translate our existing applications that had been running on SARA into the EBIF standard.”

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