Rovi Corporation and Pace are jointly developing an integrated hybrid Internet Protocol (IP) solution targeted to be available in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Pace and Rovi expect to design the joint solution to utilize Pace’s hybrid video gateway platforms and to feature a new Rovi TotalGuide search and discovery platform based on a customizable application and service framework. The joint solution is expected to use standard Web technologies like HTML 5 and to be powered by Rovi Cloud Services.
The solution will be designed to integrate with the existing cable ecosystem in the Americas as both Rovi and Pace technologies are already widely deployed in the pay TV industry.
Working with the Pace gateways and middleware, the Rovi TotalGuide experience is expected to be entirely rendered in an embedded browser. Such an implementation could enable fast customization and service additions, as well as delivering a consistent experience across multiple devices, from TVs to smartphones and tablets.