Comcast, Time Warner Reach OCAP Deals

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Comcast and Time Warner Cable reached agreements to license OpenCable Applications Platform intellectual property and obtain security certificates for OCAP applications, Cable Television Laboratories announced Wednesday.

The agreements include a patent license from Via Licensing for essential patents required to implement OCAP, CableLabs added.

The cable industry’s research-and-development arm also announced that Comcast, Time Warner, Cox Communications and Charter Communications obtained OCAP-code-verification signing certificates.

OCAP is the middleware specification CableLabs established to enable application writers to create new interactive services that will run on a broad range of advanced digital set-tops and cable-ready TVs.

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