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Broadband Briefs for 01/09/09

Fri, 01/09/2009 - 7:00am

Digeo’s HD DVR available to consumers
By Mike Robuck

Digeo said at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that its Moxi high-definition digital video recorder (HD DVR) is now available to consumers.

The Moxi HD DVR is the first Digeo DVR available directly to consumers. The Moxi DVR is capable of offering high-definition cable, PC and Internet content throughout the home.

Digeo said the Moxi system was designed from the outset to take full advantage of widescreen HDTVs, and its 500-gigabyte hard drive can hold up to 75 hours of recordings at full 1080 resolution. Unlike leased set-top boxes or DVRs, there are no monthly fees and no embedded advertising on the Moxi DVR, and new features and services can be automatically upgraded over the network at no charge.

Broadcom to integrate CryptoFirewall into SoC STB chips
By Traci Patterson

Broadcom Corp. has signed a license agreement for Cryptography Research’s CryptoFirewall security technology for future integration into its multimedia system-on-a-chip (SoC) set-top box chips.

The CryptoFirewall is a self-contained hardware security core designed to protect cryptographic keys and computations in a chip from attack, even if surrounding components are compromised, according to Cryptography Research.

With the CryptoFirewall inserted in the Broadcom STB chips, conditional access providers can now directly build their solutions on Broadcom’s integrated platform. And according to Cryptography Research, Broadcom’s CryptoFirewall integration can help reduce costs for conditional access companies, satellite, cable and IP-based television systems.

CDNetworks, Widevine partner to secure Internet video
By Traci Patterson

CDNetworks and Widevine Technologies have announced a partnership to deliver secure Internet video to customers around the world. 

This partnership combines CDNetworks’ content delivery services with Widevine’s digital rights management (DRM) solution, which secures content delivered in multiple formats, including Microsoft Windows Media, Adobe Flash and the Microsoft Silverlight platform.

Widevine’s multiplatform, multi-format DRM is designed to distribute, store and control playback of monetized digital media to any Internet-enabled consumer device.

Coship integrates Encryptonite with Anysight IP STBs
By Traci Patterson

SecureMedia’s Encryptonite One CA/DRM system is now integrated with the Anysight series of advanced IP and IP hybrid set-top boxes from Shenzhen Coship Electronics Co., a Chinese company that supplies to regional cable operators, as well as global telecommunication providers.

The Anysight series offers IPTV or hybrid-IP operators low-cost content delivery options that address consumer demand for advanced digital entertainment services, while the security provided by SecureMedia's Encryptonite One system ensures studios and content owners digital content protection.

The Encryptonite One system allows telcos and broadband operators to acquire distribution rights to broadcast channels and VOD programming. It features a processor-efficient client that can be deployed on virtually any consumer media appliance to allow secure content distribution on current and future set-top boxes, PCs, portable players and mobile phones, according to the company.

DirecTV offers local HD channels in N.C.
By Traci Patterson

DirecTV is now offering local HD programming to customers in the Greenville-New Bern, N.C., designated market area.

The following broadcast networks are available in HD: WITN/NBC, WNCT/CBS and WYDO/FOX.

The satellite provider now offers local HD broadcast channels in 117 cities, representing more than 87 percent of U.S. TV households.

More Broadband Direct:

• CES: Ad, cable industries out of synch on interactive ads

• Genachowski to head FCC

• Update: Obama team urges delay in digital TV transition

• Boucher named chairman of House telecom subcommittee

• Cablevision subsidiary plans $500M debt offering

• FCC's Martin creates white spaces fellowship, training initiative

• P&F: U.S. Broadband subs will decline 12% in 2009

• Broadband Briefs for 01/09/09

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