OpenTV's High Definition PVR and PUSH VOD solutions selected by Multichoice South Africa

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

OpenTV to act as System Integrator for the MCSA upgrade to OpenTV Core2™ and OpenTV PVR2™

San Francisco, California – OpenTV Corp. (NASDAQ GM: OPTV), a leading provider of solutions for the delivery of advanced digital television and cross-platform interactive services, announced today that MultiChoice South Africa (MCSA), the pioneer of multi-channel television in Africa and a Naspers group subsidiary, has selected OpenTV as a key partner for the rollout of advanced digital television services on their DStv platform.

“OpenTV is focused on developing innovative solutions that will help operators migrate to the vision of an integrated video and media world where end users have easy access and great entertainment interacting with their content,” said Alan Guggenheim, President and CEO, OpenTV. “Our ongoing relationship with MCSA demonstrates that our solutions are proven, rapid to deploy and provide the functionality operators need to support new and innovative services to enhance their offering.”

MCSA is investigating high definition personal video recorders (PVRs) with OpenTV Core2 middleware and OpenTV PVR2 software, in combination with Irdeto’s content security for digital TV. OpenTV will act as system integrator for the project. The Push Video-On-Demand service will allow MCSA to broadcast a selection of television and entertainment content directly on the hard disk of set-top boxes for immediate access by subscribers. The advanced service will provide MCSA’s subscribers over time, with a range of interactive TV content, Personal Video Recorder (PVR), video on demand (VOD), and high definition (HD) services.

“OpenTV has been one of our key partners in our efforts to offer advanced services and improve the overall user experience,” said Nolo Letele, CEO MultiChoice South Africa. “We are excited
about the new applications supported by OpenTV Core2 and OpenTV PVR2, as well as the other applications and upgrades that will provide customers with new ways to enjoy their video services.”

Links: OpenTV; MultiChoice South Africa