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OpenTV to offer advanced digital television solutions to Time Warner Cable

MUMBAI: OpenTV Corp. a provider of enabling technologies for advanced digital television services has announced a multi-year license agreement with Time Warner Cable to deploy the cable operator‘s digital navigator on the Open TV platform.


The Time Warner Cable digital navigator will enhance existing programme guides, facilitate cross platform integrated services and speed to market new product introductions on the company‘s Motorola set-top boxes.


Additionally, OpenTV‘s Core 2.0 software and related interactive television services will be available to Time Warner Cable divisions running Motorola equipment for deployment.


This licensing agreement represents the first US cable deployment of OpenTV‘s advanced digital solutions and applications, informs an official release.


Initial launch of OpenTV‘s solutions is expected in late 2006 on Time Warner Cable‘s Motorola set-top boxes, ranging from the DCT-2000 to more full-featured Motorola set-top boxes. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


OpenTV will provide its Core 2.0 set-top software, interactive applications, and infrastructure systems for application delivery, set-top messaging, and advanced two-way communications.


As part of the deal, OpenTV has agreed to make available a variety of interactive applications for Time Warner Cable‘s use, and expects to write additional applications for the OpenTV platform, OCAP, and other platforms that Time Warner Cable introduces within its Divisions.


"This deal marks a historic milestone for OpenTV and the culmination of many years of work," said OpenTV CEO James A.Chiddix. "Gaining a strong foothold in the U.S. cable market has long been a goal of OpenTV, and with an anchor customer like Time Warner Cable we now have a firm foundation from which to continue extending and enhancing our solutions and services as digital television moves ahead in the market. We look forward to fostering this new relationship with Time Warner Cable and furthering its commitment in delivering choice, quality, and value to its subscribers with the most advanced digital television services."

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