Sunday, June 18, 2006

Sky Brazil Selects Philips, NextVision for Hybrid Satellite + IPTV

Sky Brazil selected Royal Philips Electronics' Nexperia STB810 set-top box (STB) semiconductor solution, in combination with software from NextVision, to power a dual digital broadcast/IPTV services.

Sky Brazil is the number one provider of satellite television in Brazil with more than 970,000 subscribers.

NextVision's Regina software platform is written in the .NET framework for greater flexibility and customization/branding by service providers. Other features of the NextVision Regina platform include: both a TV and a PC interface; a Web browser interface for establishing customer accounts and user authentication; subscriber-level transaction capturing; support for streaming or downloadable video-on-demand; IP based content protection with encryption to eliminate the need for Conditional Access systems; and full DVR functionality.

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