Rovi Corporation is offering cable providers the ability to deploy interactive TV services through the integration of Enhanced Television (ETV)/ Enhanced Binary Interchange Format (EBIF) applications and widgets on Rovi Passport Guide and i-Guide. In collaboration with FourthWall Media, Rovi is launching a standards-based ETV/EBIF solution comprised of an EBIF user agent and ETV platform server to facilitate the integration of a variety of third party applications with the guide, and a starter kit of FourthWall applications that includes Yellow Pages on TV, eBay on TV, news, weather, sports and finance.??

In addition, Rovi announced that Blue Ridge Communications, a service provider based in Pennsylvania, has licensed and is the first to deploy the ETV/EBIF solution and the TV Widgets on Rovi Passport Guide to its subscriber base.?

The Daily


C-band Auction Concludes

The C-band auction officially came to a close Friday after 97 rounds of bidding that grossed just under $81bln, cementing its place as the highest-grossing spectrum auction held in the US. FCC chairman Ajit

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up