Telekom Austria has introduced advanced connected-home capabilities on its aonTV IPTV service using Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) set-top devices and software technology.

The new aonTV MediaBox service enables Telekom Austria’s subscribers to view DivX content on their TV. Telekom Austria is the first operator in Europe to provide DivX-certified set-top boxes to its subscribers.

DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the “three screens” – PC, TV and mobile devices. Over 200 million DivX devices have shipped into the market from leading consumer electronics manufacturers.

ADB’s standard-based Connected Home solution allows consumers to access content available from any DLNA, UPnP or Windows Media Connect device within the home network. Consequently, Telekom Austria subscribers can retrieve custom slide shows, video and music files from their PC or other connected devices, and play them on their TV.

“The interconnection of the TV set, the PC and the mobile phone is demonstrating the full potential of the networked home," said Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO Telekom Austria Group, in a statement. "Therefore, we are not only setting the course in digital entertainment, but we are also anticipating the future needs of our customers."

ADB’s 3800W IPTV set-top boxes were selected by Telekom Austria in 2007 for its aonTV service. The enhanced aonTV MediaBox service commenced its roll-out to Telekom Austria’s existing IPTV customers in September 2009 and will be offered to all new subscribers.

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