WideOpenWest will use DemandVideo Corp.'s turnkey video-on-demand (VOD) solution to provide customers with immediate access to on-demand entertainment, under the terms of a recent agreement. WideOpenWest is building fiber optic broadband networks through several Western cities, offering residential customers competitive cable TV, VOD, high-speed Internet and low-cost telephone services.
OpenTV and Mixed Signals Technologies (MST) are partnering to jointly market the combination of MST's interactive TV services and tools with OpenTV's enhanced TV platform. This partnership highlights the growing numbers of developers involved in the creation of interactive content for interactive television services that run on the OpenTV platform.
PowerTV has announced agreements with four computer printer manufacturers to capitalize on the escalating consumer demand for printing Internet e-mail via interactive TV. The agreement calls for PowerTV to develop the architecture, technical requirements and implementation plan to support printer hardware
Tellabs will acquire Future Networks for $181 million in cash, enabling Tellabs to provide cable operators with a multi-services solution based on Internet Protocol. Tellabs has more than 1.3 million lines deployed in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. The Cablespan system delivers voice, data and video to homes using a single connection to a cable network.
Pioneer announced last month that 1 million Voyager digital set-tops have been sold since 1999. Pioneer's announcement complements its deployment of 1.3 million copies of ITV Passport. The latest version, the Voyager 3000 set-top, is powered by Broadcom's "system-on-a-chip" single chip MPEG processor.
Nortel Networks is introducing new technology that allows telecommunications service providers and media and Internet content companies to provide new Web-based services to customers. Nortel representatives says its networking devices and software will allow Internet service providers and 'Net content companies to offer new content-based services, such as the ability to download movies from th...
Broadcom Corp. has announced the BCM1100 Internet Protocol Phone Engine, the world's first single-chip solution for enabling Ethernet IP telephones. The BCM1100 will enable manufacturers to deliver IP phones with the features and price levels required for large-scale deployment of desktop IP telephony.
TiVo has expanded its existing strategic relationship with AOL to include an enhanced multi-million-dollar marketing and promotional campaign with AOL Time Warner. Under this agreement, TiVo will be promoted across AOL Time Warner online, print and television media properties, which will focus on educating consumers about the popular TiVo personal television service.
Web-based entertainment and advertising company PayForView.com, is entering into B2B partnerships to stream professional conferences on its site using its streaming media and triggered content template. So while company budgets may be spared the T & E expenses of sending employees to conferences, there will still be a per-use or subscription fee charged for virtual attendance.
BroadJump has inked another deal for its Virtual Truck self-provisioning technology. Time Warner plans to launch the Virtual Truck Qualifier in 17 of its markets. Time Warner will re-brand the technology as Road Runner System Qualifier. The technology can determine if potential subscribers have the necessary computing resources to support a broadband connection.
Scientific-Atlanta 's first consortium, the CreativEdge Developer's Conference, brought together 68 interactive TV developers to discuss iTV applications and how cable operators can maintain an advantage over DBS in offering new services. "The goal of this developer's conference is to accelerate the deployment of interactive TV services by giving developers the opportunity to collaborate with e...
Agere Systems has developed a low-power ringing subscriber line interface circuit (SLIC) chip that connects directly to Broadcom Corp.'s customer premise equipment (CPE) chips for VoIP solutions. The low-power SLIC chip provides the interface between a standard, in-home telephone set and other communications equipment, such as cable modems and residential or small-office and home-office (SOHO) ...
Meeting ever increasing demand for interactive TV, Adelphia cable subscribers will be getting interactive television services from Commerce.TV Adelphia expects to deploy the interactive platform to its digital cable subscribers as part of its standard digital TV package by the end of the year. Adelphia has approximately 5.
InfoSpace and ICTV have hooked up to design, optimize and deliver InfoSpace's broadband services and iTV applications through ICTV's digital broadband platform. According to the companies, InfoSpace plans to integrate a number of its broadband services and iTV applications with the ICTV digital broadband platform, including applications like search and reference and finance and games.
Cox is making a volume purchase of Scientific-Atlanta Explorer advanced set-tops. The number two MSO plans to purchase at least 240,000 of S-A's Explorer 2100 digital interactive set-tops in 2001. The digital box offers enhanced features the company thinks is sure to whet subscribers' appetite for interactive TV applications.