ActiveVideo Networks, Neotion and eventIS will demonstrate at IBC how cloud-based solutions can increase the availability of interactive TV services on CI Plus-enabled TVs. CI Plus is a common interface specification to support VOD without a set-top box. (For more, click here). eventIS was recently acquired by SeaChange. (For more, click here).

The latest solution has been developed in conjunction with Ziggo, the largest cable system operator in the Netherlands. It enables ActiveVideo’s network-based content approach to interface with eventIS’ VOD back office capabilities to manage and deliver interactive programming directly to the TV via Neotion’s Hybrid IP capable CI Plus Conditional Access Modules.

“Our adoption of CI Plus was based initially on its ability to securely deliver content from the network to the next generation of integrated digital televisions,” said Dave Renkema, manager, new product development for Ziggo, in a statement. “We’ve seen how the two-way capabilities of the standard and those same high levels of content protection can help us to securely deliver VOD, PVR functionality, Web video and other interactive content.”??

The IBC exhibit will show how a full range of content and services – including VOD navigation, Web-based video and interactive advertising – can be driven by server-based technologies. An ultra-thin client in the Conditional Access Module passes user keystrokes to network servers, which interface with content management devices to create compressed video streams in response to user interaction. The compressed streams are unicast over IP or cable to integrated digital TVs equipped with Conditional Access Modules.

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