OpenTV Selected by TrueVisions UBC for PVR LaunchThursday, January 10th, 2008
Thailand’s leading digital pay-TV operator to offer personal video recording services powered by OpenTV Core2™, OpenTV PVR2™
San Francisco, Calif. — 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 TrueVisions UBC, Thailand’s leading digital pay-TV operator, has selected OpenTV’s middleware solution to enable and power their new PVR services.
“OpenTV is very excited to have been selected by TrueVisions UBC to enable a wide array of PVR functionalities and power a strong offering of new services,” said Mike Ivanchenko, OpenTV’s Senior Vice President of Sales. “This new deployment further strengthens OpenTV’s position as the provider of choice for middleware solutions and reinforces our vision of an integrated digital world where consumers have easy access to meaningful and targeted content.”
TrueVisions UBC will be offering standard definition personal video recorders by Humax integrated with OpenTV Core2 and OpenTV PVR2 solutions, in combination with Irdeto’s content security for digital TV. OpenTV’s advanced platform will provide TrueVisions UBC subscribers with a range of interactive TV content, PVR services and will allow for mobile and Web management of their PVR services. The EPG, PVR applications, and interactive TV services were developed by TrueVisions UBC and integrated seamlessly with OpenTV’s platform.
“OpenTV has been a key partner in our efforts to offer compelling and advanced services to better enable our customers’ lifestyle to enjoy television and other value added services,” said Ongard Prapakamol, Chief Commercial Officer for TrueVisions UBC. “Their solutions enable us to fulfill our product strategy in providing a well integrated PVR with a highly intuitive user experience and compelling interactive TV services like football live score, games, and much more exciting services to come.”
TrueVisions UBC’s PVR services are currently in final testing and are expected to launch early 2008.