OpenTV Launches Core2 and PVR2 on Largest Cable Pay-TV Operator in Latin AmericaMonday, May 19th, 2008
Solutions to Power HD Services for Net Serviços, One of the Most Successful and Fastest Growing Networks in Latin America
NEW ORLEANS — NCTA’s The Cable Show 2008 — OpenTV Corp. (NASDAQ:OPTV), a leading provider of solutions for the delivery of advanced television and advanced advertising services, announced today that its Core2™ and PVR2™ middleware solutions have been selected by Brazil’s Net Serviços de Comunicação S.A., the largest cable operator in Latin America, to support the operator’s HD PVR launch. Net Serviços is an existing customer of OpenTV and is the first operator in Latin America to deploy OpenTV’s combined middleware and PVR solution.
OpenTV Core2 middleware technology and its OpenTV PVR2 extension are designed to support both high-definition and standard-definition displays and allows for enhanced and compelling viewer experiences. Net Serviços has started deploying their HD PVR set-top box which will be available throughout Brazil.
“The Latin American digital TV market is an important market for OpenTV. With the most widely deployed middleware platform worldwide, we are keen to utilize our experience to help Net Serviços develop a world class advanced digital TV platform,” said Ben Bennett, OpenTV’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our partnership with Net Serviços is extremely important, and we look forward to growing our relationship in the years to come.”
“With OpenTV’s solutions, we are able to provide advanced services to our viewers, which allows us to offer meaningful and compelling digital experiences to our subscribers and grow our customer base,” said José Antônio Guaraldi Felix, Chief Executive Officer of Net Serviços. “Our new service, NET HD Max, allows customers to reproduce and record HDTV content, in a personalized and interactive experience. We look forward to continuing the convergence revolution that NET is leading in Brazil by expanding our advanced services offering across the country.”