Broadcom Corporation, a provider of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, has formed an alliance with OpenTV, a provider of solutions for the delivery of advanced digital television and cross-platform interactive services, to drive next generation cable, satellite, IP and terrestrial-based set-top box products with advanced features and capabilities that enhance the end-user viewing experience.
The collaboration between OpenTv and Broadcom will produce set-top box products for a wide selection of high performance, high definition and standard definition AVC/VC-1 platforms. This includes video processing and smooth personal video recording (PVR) trick modes to enable a more enhanced user experience.
To address current OpenTV Core2 and next generation OpenTV solutions, Broadcom and OpenTV will launch platforms for digital content that consumers, broadcasters, operators and device manufacturers can adopt.
Tracy Geist, senior vice president of market development for OpenTV, said: With its advanced, integrated set-top box silicon solutions with 3D capabilities, Broadcom’s partnership will help OpenTV’s customers deploy services with innovative, advanced user interfaces. Our ongoing relationship with Broadcom demonstrates a commitment to quickly and cost-effectively deploy advanced digital television features and functionality that operators need to provide differentiated services.