OpenTV Debuts IPTV Solution

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OpenTV Inc. announced the debut of its “Core 2.0” software for Internet-protocol-TV applications across telco, direct-broadcast satellite and cable platforms.

The company said 2.0 supports video-on-demand, digital-video recorders, network DVRs, enhanced and interactive TV, games and information services.

The software will be available in June.

In other IPTV news, Entone Technologies Inc. said Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Inc. will deploy its VOD servers for its IPTV rollout. Pioneer plans to launch IPTV service in 72 phone exchanges in Oklahoma serving 33,000 phone subscribers.

The deal covers Entone's “StreamLiner” network video recorder, “Encoding Studio” content-ingest system and “Armada” intelligent asset manager.

And IPTV set-top provider Amino Communications plc announced that it has completed the integration of BitBand Inc.'s VOD solution into its set-top lineup.

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