Israeli Satellite Provider 'yes' Announces Commercial Pilot of VoD Service Based on HomePNA

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Leverages existing coax infrastructure to deliver new VoD functionality

MILPITAS, CA — CopperGate, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sigma Designs (Nasdaq: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions used to deliver entertainment and control throughout the home, announced that ‘yes’, the leading satellite provider in Israel, has completed a successful commercial pilot of VoD services based upon CopperGate’s HomePNA technology.

‘yes’ has already deployed the VoD solution to hundreds of consumers and has been successfully running the service for several months. The ‘yes’ solution streams video content to the customer’s home through a DSL broadband connection and distributes over existing coax cables to hybrid satellite/IP set-top boxes using low-cost HomePNA adaptors. Using HomePNA over existing cabling to distribute the content inside the home is key in making this new service cost effective for ‘yes’ and its customers.