OpenTV Approaches 14M Boxes


OpenTV Corp. said 13.9 million satellite, cable and terrestrial digital
set-tops housed its middleware by the end of 2000, a 124 percent increase versus
the end of 1999, when the company reported that 6.2 million boxes were shipped
with its software on-board.

The vendor said more than 2.8 million set-tops were shipped with its
middleware during the fourth quarter of 2000 -- a figure driven by deployments
in the United States by EchoStar Communications Corp., in Europe by British Sky
Broadcasting Group plc and Digiturk and in Scandinavia by ViaSat Inc.

OpenTV's sole cable deployment is with USA Media Group's Northern California
system. The vendor is also a contributor to Cable Television Laboratories Inc.'s
'OpenCable Application Platform' (OCAP) middleware standard.