Digital TV News: OpenCable

CableLabs® Publishes First 3D Content Encoding Specification
Sep 1, 2010 – CableLabs® has announced that it has published a new specification for stereoscopic 3D programming. This new specification, called Content Encoding Profiles 3.0 Specification (OC-SP-CEP3.0-I01-100827), can be found on the CableLabs website.
News categories: CableLabs, Cable TV, Metaverse, USA

CableLabs® and Canoe Ventures Announce Completion of New EBIF IO6 Specification
Feb 8, 2010 – CableLabs® and Canoe Ventures have announced the completion and issuance of the latest EBIF specification. This new version (IO6) features functionality developed to meet competitive interactive television market requirements.
News categories: CableLabs, Canoe Ventures, Cable TV, Digital TV, Middleware, Set Top Box, USA

CableLabs issues 'Set-Back Box' specification
Jan 22, 2010 – CableLabs has issued its OpenCable Host Thin Chassis Device (OCTCD) specification. The objectives of the OCTCD are to reduce the cost of OpenCable devices; to receive scrambled cable services with a CableCARD; and, to support two-way services.
News categories: CableLabs, Cable TV, CAM, Digital TV, Middleware, Set Top Box, USA

Broadcom Extends Its MoCA-Integrated Product Family With a Low Cost HD Client Set-Top Box SoC
Jan 5, 2010 – Broadcom (Nasdaq: BRCM) has announced the latest addition to its Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®)-integrated product family with the BCM7408 client high definition (HD) set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC).
News categories: Broadcom, CES2024, Digital TV, ICs, IPTV, Media Player, Middleware, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Smart Home, Streaming

Microtune Introduces Receiver Chip For Worldwide Digital TV Markets
Dec 10, 2009 – Microtune (NASDAQ: TUNE) has introduced a world-standard radio frequency (RF)-to-baseband IC, based on a new, highly integrated silicon architecture, that delivers uncompromised TV receiver performance at a compelling new price point.
News categories: Microtune, ATSC 3, Cable TV, Digital TV, DTMB, DVB-T2, ICs, ISDB-T, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Terrestrial

Broadcom Announces HD Cable STB SoC With Integrated MoCA®
Oct 27, 2009 – Broadcom (Nasdaq: BRCM) has announced its Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)-integrated BCM7125 and BCM7119 single-chip, multi-format HD DOCSIS® 2.0 compatible SoCs for the next evolution of the North American connected home.
News categories: Broadcom, Cable TV, CableTecExpo, Digital TV, DOCSIS, DVR, ICs, Middleware, North America, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Smart Home

CableLabs® Providing Software Resources to Grow Tru2way® and ETV Ecosystem and Streamline Interoperability Testing
Sep 22, 2009 – CableLabs® has put several programs in place to support device manufacturers and application developers, important stakeholders within the growing tru2way® and Enhanced TV (ETV) communities.
News categories: CableLabs, Cable TV, Middleware, USA

Alticast to Showcase Its Latest Digital and Interactive TV Solutions at IBC 2009
Sep 11, 2009 – Alticast has announced that it will reveal its latest technology for interactive TV during IBC. Alticast will unveil the world's first single middleware, dual interactive commercialised hybrid receiver, powered by Alticast's Alticaptor middleware.
News categories: Alticast, Cable TV, DVB-MHP, DVR, IBC2023, Middleware, Set Top Box, Streaming

Evolution Digital and Conax Awarded Multi-Stream CableCARD™ Qualification
Aug 28, 2009 – Evolution Digital and Conax have partnered to develop a Multi-stream CableCARD™ (M-Card™) specific to the North American cable market and were recently awarded qualification by CableLabs®.
News categories: Evolution Broadband, Conax, Cable TV, CAM, Content Protection, Digital TV, DVR, Middleware, Set Top Box, USA