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OpenTV announces Linux support commitment

Apr 25, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Mountain View, CA — (press release excerpt) — OpenTV today announced an expansion of its technology roadmap to support the Linux OS. OpenTV's technology group announced their commitment to make available the company's key embedded products to integrate with the Linux operating system, including OpenTV's interactive television (iTV) middleware solution; OpenTV's Device Mosaic browser technology; and… OpenTV's MHP implementation that is under development.

“OpenTV is embracing the Linux operating system as part of maintaining solutions that lead the interactive television space and deliver complete, standards-based technology solutions,” said Vincent Dureau, OpenTV's chief technology officer. OpenTV's choice of Linux underscores the company's commitment to provide a migration path from today's mass-market set-top box (STB) to tomorrow's next-generation STB. Dureau continued, “As set-top box sophistication increases, Linux is expected to become a more prevalent operating system due to its support from the open source community, and its capability to interface with next generation networked consumer electronics products such as printers and digital cameras.”

Partner companies including Merinta, EchoStar, and TiVo, already enjoying OpenTV's easy to deploy, scalable and efficient technology solutions, are looking forward to capitalizing on OpenTV's adoption of a Linux-based solution.

OpenTV will showcase its Device Mosaic browser technology running on Linux during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show (Las Vegas Sands Convention Center) from Monday, April 23, through Thursday, April 26.

 
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