Keisense and DiviNet Partner to Jointly Deliver Interactive TV Services

Monday, July 6th, 2009

HARTFORD Conn., and PUNE, India — DiviNet, a leading provider of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) solutions, and Keisense, an innovative provider of user interface technologies for consumer electronic devices, today announced the successful integration of Keisense’s ConnecTiVi into DiviNet’s IPTV network. The combined solution will enable a range of interactive services over legacy television sets.

DiviNet Access Technologies Limited provides an End-to End IPTV solution. A consortium, of DiviNet, WICE Net and MKCL, is providing IPTV services on the BSNL’s (the world’s 7th largest telecom company) Broadband network, and are providing IPTV services in 21 cities covering 5 states in India.

WICE Net Limited, the operations partner of DiviNet, has also deployed IPTV solution in Ghana, on Vodafone Ghana network.

DiviNet’s solution now includes Keisense’s user interface platform to enable the service provider to develop and deploy powerful interactive applications. Currently the solution is available on WiceBox, DiviNet’s IPTV set top platform. In the future, the framework will support other Cable TV and DTH platforms as well.

“We look forward to working together with WICE Net to drive new interactive applications to the big screen” says Santosh Sharan, President and CEO, Keisense. “The integrated platform takes advantage of WICE Net’s widely-deployed IPTV footprint and opens up an enormous market for developers of social networking and messaging applications.”

DiviNet and Keisense are planning to introduce community chat and messaging services around popular TV shows as a pilot service to WICE Net’s existing customer base. In addition, the companies are jointly designing new search and interactive reality TV applications that will generate new revenue streams for IPTV service providers and cable operators.

“Interactive TV services are true market differentiators in this dynamic market,” notes P R Eknath, MD / CTO, DiviNet Access Technologies. “The combined DiviNet-Keisense solution overcomes the hurdles of text-driven interaction with legacy TV systems and opens the door to many new applications. Keisense’s predictive user interface provides an intuitive and enjoyable way for users to use new applications.”