Motorola Ships One Millionth Digital Set-Top Box to ONOThursday, April 24th, 2008
Milestone marked by presentation of commemorative digital cable set-top box
MADRID, Spain — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today celebrated shipping its one millionth digital cable set-top box (STB) to Spanish cable provider Grupo Corporativo ONO. To mark the milestone, Motorola designed a silver STB which was presented to ONO’s chief executive officer Richard Alden during the Cable Congress 2008 in Madrid, Spain.
“We are proud to have achieved this milestone with ONO which is testament to our relationship and the strength of Motorola’s cable and video solutions which clearly fit ONO’s evolving business now and into the future,” said Joe Cozzolino, corporate vice president & general manager, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility EMEA. “We have the solutions to help providers like ONO deliver compelling new personal media experiences and we look forward to celebrating many more milestones with ONO.”
ONO and Motorola have worked together since 1994 bringing personal media experiences to a national audience in Spain. The Motorola set-top boxes enable ONO to offer services such as digital cable TV, multi-channel pay TV, impulse pay-per-view and video-on-demand.
“This is a year of celebration for ONO. Lots of good things are happening to us in 2008 as we celebrate our 10th anniversary with our customers,” said Richard Alden, ONO CEO. “This one million mark encourages us even more to keep on working with preferred partners, such as Motorola, to improve our customers’ satisfaction, offering them reliable and innovative services.”
In addition to supplying digital cable STBs, Motorola provides an end-to-end cable solution including encryption and subscriber management to enable ONO to bring new reliable media services to market quickly and effectively. The Motorola DVI 3120 STB provided to ONO is a customized and cost-efficient solution that incorporates Motorola MediaCipher for conditional access and supports interactive applications and flexible advanced services such as instant pay-per-view and video-on-demand.