OpenTV Integrates with Gemstar


OpenTV Corp. said it has signed an integration deal with Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. for TV Guide Interactive.

Gemstar’s i-Guide will be integrated into OpenTV’s middleware as part of the agreement.

The two companies said the middleware will offer network operators a broad choice of subscriber applications and services, shorter test and launch windows and flexible interactive programming guide solutions.

The parties expect i-Guide will operate on set-tops enabled with OpenTV Core middleware, including Motorola Inc. and Scientific-Atlanta Inc. set-top boxes.