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Pace to offer hybrid gateway with Rovi guide

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 2:15pm
Brian Santo

Rovi and Pace said they are teaming to develop a hybrid gateway featuring the former's TotalGuide, which emphasizes search and discovery capabilities.

The joint solution is expected to use standard Web technologies like HTML5 and be powered by Rovi Cloud Services. The Rovi guide can be white-labeled. The two said they're targeting accounts in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

The combined solution will be designed with the goal of giving service providers control over how and when they innovate and develop their cloud-based services. It is expected to incorporate Pace's advanced hybrid video gateway devices.

Working with the Pace gateways and middleware, the Rovi TotalGuide experience is expected to be entirely rendered in an embedded browser. Such an implementation could enable fast customization and service additions, as well as delivering a consistent experience across multiple devices, from TVs to smartphones to tablets, the two companies explained.

Mike Pulli, president of Pace Americas, said, "Together, we intend to give service providers the tools to offer their users a superior entertainment experience and flexible service platform, helping them to make sure that their services can really stand out in the market and be adapted quickly to support the latest consumer trends and opportunities."

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