UGC to Deploy OpenTV


OpenTV Inc. said UnitedGlobalCom Inc. has signed a multiyear licensing agreement for its middleware application for digital services.

The vendor said UGC plans to launch two gaming services, “PlayJam” and “PlayMonteCarlo,” in certain markets. The European MSO has already launched digital service in its French cable systems using OpenTV middleware.

UGC also plans to convert its current and future customers on its UGC Direct direct-broadcast satellite platform in central and Eastern Europe to OpenTV.