N2 Broadband Inc. and ICTV Inc. are creating a new Web-services interface for
N2’s "OpenStream" technology.
The interface combines ICTV’s "HeadendWare" support for Web technology with
N2’s platform, allowing MSOs to place new applications at the headend without
burdening the memory and processing power of the set-top box.
For instance, more complex video-on-demand menuing and merchandising
applications could run from servers, rather than set-tops. Those applications
could include promotional elements, more detailed information about on-demand
titles, content reviews and viewer-preference engines.