Joint Solution Chosen in Best Content Protection and Best Content On-Demand Categories
HOOFDDORP, The Netherlands, Aug. 21 / / -- Irdeto; the proven expert in content security for digital TV, IPTV and mobile; Pace Micro Technology; the leading independent developer of digital TV technologies for the global pay-TV industry; and OpenTV Corp. (NASDAQ:OPTV); the leading provider of solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive television; have gained honors as finalists for the 2007 Cable & Satellite International (CSI) Product of the Year Awards 2007 with a joint Push Video-On-Demand (VOD) High-Definition (HD) Personal Video Recorder (PVR). The solution was short-listed in both the best content protection technology and best content on-demand solution categories.
The Irdeto/Pace/OpenTV Push VOD HD PVR is a secure, end-to-end, HD PVR and Push VOD solution that integrates Pace's state-of-the-art PVR hardware platform with OpenTV Core2(TM) and OpenTV PVR2(TM). The solution is secured by Irdeto's innovative Zeta smartcard.
"In the past, launching integrated PVR and Push VOD services fully integrated with an operator's service line was time-consuming, complex and expensive," said Doug Lowther, vice president of sales and marketing for Irdeto. "A pre-configured, joint solution from three leading companies simplifies the process, while also shortening time-to-market and reducing overall integration and project costs."
"Pay-TV operators are always looking for new ways to make their offerings stand out in today's crowded market," said Shane McCarthy, group account director for Pace Micro Technology plc. "The Irdeto/Pace/OpenTV combined solution enables operators to deliver an advanced HD PVR and Push VOD service quickly and easily to their subscribers."
"Irdeto, Pace and OpenTV have teamed to create an all-in-one Push VOD HD PVR solution that allows operators to cost-effectively deploy differentiated VOD services," said Tracy Geist, senior vice president, market development for OpenTV. "This provides operators with a solution to seamlessly deliver content to their subscribers without compromising their user's PVR experience."
Held at IBC, the Cable and Satellite International Product of the Year Awards 2007 are one of the most comprehensive and competitive technology awards in the industry. The program is designed to reward technical and product marketing excellence in the cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcasting and IPTV sectors. Award winners will be presented at IBC on Monday, September 10, 2007.
To see the Irdeto/Pace/OpenTV Push VOD HD PVR, please visit Irdeto (Hall 1 Booth 451), Pace Micro Technology (Hall 1 Booth 221) and OpenTV (Hall 1 Booth 281) at IBC 2007 from September 7-11 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Irdeto, headquartered near Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is a subsidiary of the multinational media group Naspers . Irdeto specializes in designing, developing and marketing end-to-end solutions to manage and protect content from unauthorized access in the television broadcast, broadband and mobile environments. With nearly 40 years of providing pay TV technology and proven success in deploying security solutions across the globe, Irdeto continues to offer innovative products to its customers. To contact your regional office, retrieve further information on the company, or view career opportunities with Irdeto, please visit http://www.irdeto.com/.
About Pace Micro Technology
Pace Micro Technology plc (pic.l) is a leading technology developer for the global payTV industry. Pace's main focus is on creating intelligent and innovative products and services that benefit our customers and fuel the development of digital TV.
Over the last 25 years, Pace has developed one of the world's most experienced specialist engineering teams and is now the partner of choice for leading payTV operators across the globe, including Comcast, DirecTV, BSkyB, FOXTEL, Premiere, Sky Italia and UPC (part of Liberty Global).
Pace's international headquarters are in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK, with further offices in the USA, France, Germany, India and Hong Kong. For more information on Pace, please visit http://www.pacemicro.com/.
OpenTV is one of the world's leading providers of solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive television. The company's software has been integrated in over 92 million digital set-top boxes and digital televisions around the world. The software enables enhanced program guides, video-on-demand, personal video recording, enhanced television, interactive shopping, interactive and addressable advertising, games and gaming and a variety of consumer care and communication applications. For more information, please visit www.opentv.com/.
Source: OpenTV Corp.
CONTACT: Susan Brown of Irdeto, +31-23-556-2222, email@example.com; or Julia Ruane,
+44-1274-537093, Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org, of Pace Micro Technology
Web site: http://www.opentv.com/