ActiveVideo forges deal with Blockbuster, expands relationship with Tag

Thu, 01/07/2010 - 7:25am
Mike Robuck

ActiveVideo, which provides “cloud”-based services in networks, has a new agreement in place with Blockbuster and an expanded relationship with Tag Networks.

With ActiveVideo, Blockbuster will enhance the consumer VOD and EST experience of Blockbuster’s on-demand movie service across multiple connected platforms.

The agreement combines Blockbuster digital assets with the ability of ActiveVideo to process Web-based user interfaces in the network cloud. Viewers will be able to search, find and view titles of interest by incorporating previews and trailers, as well as Web-based search and recommendation capabilities.

The Blockbuster user interface (UI) being developed by ActiveVideo can serve as a gateway to Blockbuster’s on-demand services that are currently being deployed.

ActiveVideo’s expanded relationship with Tag Networks was designed to extend enhanced gaming experiences to broadband-connected consumer electronics devices.

The combined platform, which leverages Tag Networks’ scalability with ActiveVideo’s ability to deliver Web-based content as a single MPEG stream, brings brand-name games to any connected device or digital set-top box.

The platform is being demonstrated at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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