Cable fulfilled its commitment to the FCC to make multistream CableCARDs available for retail plug & play devices. The cards allow multiple digital video streams (even on 1-way devices), meaning a sub using one can view 1 cable channel while recording another. CableLabs, with support from TiVo, Motorola, Digeo, Solekai, Digital Keystone and ViXS, is offering a test suite for the cards at its Website. CableLabs will begin offering verification testing of the M-Cards in Jan. — BigBand Networks expanded the functionality of its "BMR" router to enable insertion of interactive advertising, TV-based eCommerce and interactive programming based on CableLabs’ Enhanced TV specs. A platform from Comcast/Cox jv TVWorks also integrates apps based on the CableLabs specs, and allows for their deployment to digital cable set tops.

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