EchoStar Europe Integrates OpenTV's Linux Client Solution From Nagravision

Saturday, September 11th, 2010 
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EchoStar Europe Announced Today That It Has Teamed Up With Nagravision to Launch a Pre-Integrated Client and Connected-Device Platform for IPTV Operators — The Solution Comprises of an Advanced, Hybrid DVR From EchoStar and OpenTV’s Interactive Linux-Based Client Solution

STEETON, United Kingdom — EchoStar Europe (NASDAQ: SATS), a leading developer of added-value, connected-device solutions to the digital television industry, announced today that it has worked closely with Nagravision to port OpenTV Linux-based client middleware to the EchoStar HDX-600R hybrid digital video recorder (DVR), providing an advanced, secure and interactive connected-device solution for IPTV and broadband TV operators in Europe.

EchoStar Europe’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rick Smith commented, “EchoStar Europe works very closely with a number of the industry’s leading technology providers to ensure that fully integrated, best-of-breed solutions are available in a timely fashion”. Smith added, “We are delighted that we now support the OpenTV Linux-based client middleware and look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Nagravision”.

The state-of-the-art HDX-600R platform uses an advanced silicon solution that is fully compliant with Nagravision’s NASC (Nagra Advanced Security Certification) specifications which support features such as secure multi-screen content delivery. The versatile HDX-600R platform can be supplied with various DVB-T, DVB-S, and DVB-C front-ends including optional DOCSIS-based modem and DVR. The solution can also be shipped with fully integrated SlingLoaded® functionality allowing operators to deliver a compelling TV Anywhere experience to their customers. SlingLoaded technology allows consumers with Internet connections to watch TV Anywhere — inside or outside the home — on SlingPlayer™ enabled devices including PC, Mac®, BlackBerry®, iPhone® and Android®-based smart/mobile phones.

OpenTV middleware provides core Linux-based operating software for set-top boxes (STBs) and supports a rich feature set from linear TV to home networking. The solution supports a full range of connected devices from entry-level STBs to advanced DVRs and Home Gateways across all network types (cable, satellite, IPTV, terrestrial) including hybrid. It also supports multiple application environments including HTML, Adobe® Flash®, SVG and comes with a pre-integrated application suite for EPG, DVR supporting cable VOD, IPTV VOD, OTT adaptive streaming or progressive download VOD, and other value-added applications such as NAGRA Media Widgets.

“Nagravision enjoys a close working relationship with EchoStar on multiple projects”, said Nagravision’s Vice President of Licensing and Partnership Management Darrell Haber. “We are pleased to expand our collaboration and jointly market this connected-device solution to our lead customers, providing them with a fully pre-integrated solution that ensures a quick time to market”.

EchoStar’s HDX-600R hybrid DVR incorporating OpenTV interactive Linux-based client solution is showcasing at IBC2010. Contact [email protected] to book a personal demonstration or visit stand 4.B54.