Irdeto, Cisco to Integrate Set-top Access Solutions

By | September 12, 2008 | Broadcasting, ST Briefs

[Satellite Today 09-12-08] Irdeto has expanded a set-top box license agreement with Cisco Systems, enabling Cisco to integrate Irdeto’s conditional access solution with its set-tops.
    As result of this agreement, Cisco said it has introduced a hybrid HD interactive personal video recorder (PVR) set-top in the Netherlands. Cisco’s 8455DVB PVR MPEG-4 HD is currently available through Ziggo in the Netherlands.
    According to Cisco, the digital receiver enables consumers to view programs in HDTV and record to the system’s built-in hard disk.  It currently supports subscription video on demand (VOD) in HD quality via cable.
    Irdeto said that this expansion includes the first introduction of two-way interactive services, including VOD, on the Ziggo network.

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