SOURCE: EchoStar Europe

EchoStar Europe

September 11, 2010 03:00 ET

EchoStar Europe Integrates OpenTV's Linux Client Solution From Nagravision

EchoStar Europe Announced Today That It Has Teamed Up With Nagravision to Launch a Pre-Integrated Client and Connected-Device Platform for IPTV Operators -- The Solution Comprises of an Advanced, Hybrid DVR From EchoStar and OpenTV's Interactive Linux-Based Client Solution

STEETON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - September 11, 2010) - (NASDAQ: SATS) -- EchoStar Europe (www.echostar-europe.com), a leading developer of added-value, connected-device solutions to the digital television industry, announced today that it has worked closely with Nagravision to port OpenTV Linux-based client middleware to the EchoStar HDX-600R hybrid digital video recorder (DVR), providing an advanced, secure and interactive connected-device solution for IPTV and broadband TV operators in Europe.

EchoStar Europe's Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rick Smith commented, "EchoStar Europe works very closely with a number of the industry's leading technology providers to ensure that fully integrated, best-of-breed solutions are available in a timely fashion". Smith added, "We are delighted that we now support the OpenTV Linux-based client middleware and look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Nagravision".

The state-of-the-art HDX-600R platform uses an advanced silicon solution that is fully compliant with Nagravision's NASC (Nagra Advanced Security Certification) specifications which support features such as secure multi-screen content delivery. The versatile HDX-600R platform can be supplied with various DVB-T, DVB-S, and DVB-C front-ends including optional DOCSIS-based modem and DVR. The solution can also be shipped with fully integrated SlingLoaded® functionality allowing operators to deliver a compelling TV Anywhere experience to their customers. SlingLoaded technology allows consumers with Internet connections to watch TV Anywhere -- inside or outside the home -- on SlingPlayer™ enabled devices including PC, Mac®, BlackBerry®, iPhone® and Android®-based smart/mobile phones.

OpenTV middleware provides core Linux-based operating software for set-top boxes (STBs) and supports a rich feature set from linear TV to home networking. The solution supports a full range of connected devices from entry-level STBs to advanced DVRs and Home Gateways across all network types (cable, satellite, IPTV, terrestrial) including hybrid. It also supports multiple application environments including HTML, Adobe® Flash®, SVG and comes with a pre-integrated application suite for EPG, DVR supporting cable VOD, IPTV VOD, OTT adaptive streaming or progressive download VOD, and other value-added applications such as NAGRA Media Widgets.

"Nagravision enjoys a close working relationship with EchoStar on multiple projects", said Nagravision's Vice President of Licensing and Partnership Management Darrell Haber. "We are pleased to expand our collaboration and jointly market this connected-device solution to our lead customers, providing them with a fully pre-integrated solution that ensures a quick time to market".

EchoStar's HDX-600R hybrid DVR incorporating OpenTV interactive Linux-based client solution is showcasing at IBC2010. Contact mark.goodburn@echostar.com to book a personal demonstration or visit stand 4.B54.

About EchoStar Europe:

EchoStar Europe (www.echostar-europe.com) is dedicated to enabling cable, IPTV, satellite and terrestrial operators to optimise network revenues by delivering added-value connected device solutions, services and applications. Through a comprehensive product range, including STBs, DVRs, home networking and place-shifting technology, our solutions enable the provision of state-of-the-art and cost effective entertainment services.

EchoStar Europe combines best-in-class engineering, VIP account management, supply chain, manufacturing and customer service into one dedicated and experienced team to provide customers with innovative technology solutions that enable new revenue opportunities and reduce operational costs. EchoStar Europe is headquartered in Steeton, UK, with European-based operations in Almelo, The Netherlands, Kharkov, Ukraine, and Madrid, Spain.

Comprising of a number of business units, EchoStar Europe is affiliated with EchoStar Technologies L.L.C. (www.echostar.com), a subsidiary of the publicly traded EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS). EchoStar has shipped over 70m+ connected devices to digital TV operators around the world and secured a number of industry awards and market firsts for its technology.

About Nagravision - Kudelski Group:
Nagravision, a Kudelski Group company (SWISS: KUD), is a leading supplier of open conditional access systems, DRM and integrated on-demand solutions for content providers and digital TV operators over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms. It offers comprehensive solutions for the monetisation of digital media, which includes security and open, integrated solutions/platforms, as well as personalised consumer experiences. Its services and content protection technologies are currently being used by more than 120 leading Pay-TV operators worldwide securing content delivered to over 133 million active smart cards and devices. Its OpenTV advanced solutions dedicated to creating and delivering compelling viewing experiences to consumers of digital content have been integrated in more than 145 million devices around the world, enabling advanced program guides, video-on-demand, personal video recording, interactive and addressable advertising and a variety of enhanced television applications. Please visit www.nagravision.com for more information.

EuroDOCSIS and DOCSIS are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.

EchoStar is a registered trademark of EchoStar Technologies L.L.C. and its affiliates. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Ivan Schnider
    Nagravision Head of Marketing & Communications
    Email Contact
    Tel +41 21 732 09 40

    EchoStar Europe media contact:
    Mark Goodburn
    Email Contact
    Director of Marketing and Communications
    +44 7595 106276