OpenTV Announces New Customer Win in Partnership With NagravisionWednesday, February 20th, 2008
ZON TV Cabo, Portugal’s Largest Cable and Satellite Operator, to Launch Advanced Digital Television Services Using OpenTV Core2™ and OpenTV PVR2™
SAN FRANCISCO — OpenTV Corp. (NASDAQ GM: OPTV), a leading provider of solutions for the delivery of advanced television and cross-platform interactive services, announced today that its middleware and enterprise solutions have been selected by ZON Multimédia’s TV Cabo in Portugal to support the operator’s upcoming HD PVR launch.
The solution selected by ZON TV Cabo features OpenTV Core2™ and OpenTV PVR2™, OpenTV’s fifth-generation middleware technology and is designed to support both high-definition and standard-definition displays. ZON TV Cabo is an existing customer of Nagravision’s conditional access solutions.
“Adding ZON TV Cabo as a customer further reinforces our footprint and cable presence in Europe, with Portugal being an important new market for us,” said Ben Bennett, OpenTV’s Chief Operating Officer. “Through our strong partnership with Nagravision and the Kudelski Group, we are offering bundled, turnkey solutions to operators worldwide. Our goal is to simplify the purchasing and technology deployment process for our customers and deliver advanced interactive services to market rapidly and cost effectively.”
“Nagravision has a long standing relationship with TV Cabo,” said Pierre Roy, Chief Operating Officer, Digital TV and Executive Vice President, Kudelski Group. “We are very pleased at the opportunity to extend that relationship today through this offering.”
“We are very excited to offer our customers a compelling HD experience powered by OpenTV,” said Zon TV Cabo spokesperson Luís Lopes. “We look forward to working with the OpenTV team and growing our partnership with Nagravision and the Kudelski Group.”
ZON TV Cabo is Portugal’s leading cable and satellite provider with more than 1.5 million subscribers. TV Cabo is planning to launch its HD PVR service in the second quarter of 2008 with a number of new services to follow soon after, including video-on-demand.
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