San Francisco, CA, January 3, 2006 – OpenTV Corp., a leading provider of enabling technologies for advanced digital television services, in association with Silicon & Software Systems (S3), Nagravision and STMicroelectronics, today announced and demonstrated the results of its ongoing collaboration to provide pre-integrated solutions that enable accelerated time-to-market for set-top box(STB) manufacturers and pay TV operators wishing to deploy secure, interactive, high definition STB solutions. The results of these efforts will be highlighted at the 2006 International CES Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The demonstration is based upon ST's STB710x Reference Design Platform and provides an integrated solution that includes OpenTV's Core™ 2.0 Middleware, S3's coLinkTV adaptation software, and Nagravision's Conditional Access System. The integrated solution is targeted at manufacturers' intent on gaining strategic advantage in the high-definition STB market.
"Working with S3 should help to expedite STB vendor deployments of our latest products," said Matthew Huntington, VP of product marketing at OpenTV. "S3 has a wealth of experience both with OpenTV products and also with ST and Nagravision systems and their coLinkTV solution brings clear benefits in time-to-market for advanced, interactive, high definition STBs."
Referring to the announcement, Paul Kavanagh, Product Marketing Manager at S3, said, "This is a key activity for S3, demonstrating the rapid introduction of OpenTV Core 2.0 on new STMicroelectronics designs. We believe that our coLinkTV software has a major role to play in the rollout of high definition TV services around the world, and we look forward to continuing this collaboration."
Eric Chaubert, VP of Business Development at Nagravision, said, "Nagravision is pleased to collaborate with S3, OpenTV, and ST on this exciting project. The combination of the S3 coLinkTV solution integrating the Nagravision Conditional Access Kernel and OpenTV Core 2.0 really makes sense to many of our customers and will speed their deployments of new solutions based on ST’s latest designs."
"coLinkTV is the missing link between OpenTV and the driver software for our STB710x device and we believe that the S3 software will enable our customers to rapidly deploy new designs based on our STB710x series," added Christos Lagomichos, VP of Home Entertainment Group at STMicroelectronics.
OpenTV is one of the world's leading providers of technologies and services enabling the delivery of digital and interactive television. Deployed in 61 million digital set-top-boxes in 96 countries, the company’s software enables a wide array of functionality, including enhanced television, interactive shopping, interactive and addressable advertising, games and gaming, personal video recording, and a variety of consumer care and communication applications. For more information, please visit www.opentv.com.
About Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3)
S3 has been designing solutions for the Digital Consumer market since 1990 and has exposure across the full breadth of the industry, ranging from broadcaster to the consumer. In addition, S3 has developed onHandTV™, an IPDC over DVB-H software solution delivering key Protocol Stacks, Middleware, and Applications for the emerging Mobile DTV market. In addition to software solutions, S3 designs ICs and full system solutions as well as reference boards and hardware designs for high-volume consumer electronics and mobile products. S3 provides design solutions in four key areas: System IC, Digital Consumer, Network Infrastructure, and Medical Systems. Approximately 50% of clients are U.S.-based with the remainder based in Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. S3 was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1986 and has operations in six countries: Ireland, U.S., the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, and the UK. For further information, please visit S3's website at www.s3group.com.
About the Kudelski Group/Nagravision
The Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com) is a world leader in digital security. Its technologies are used in a wide range of application requiring access control and rights management, whether for securing transfer of information (digital television, broadband Internet, video-on-demand, interactive applications, etc.) or to control and manage access of people or vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, and its stock is listed on the Swiss Market Index.
Nagravision, a Kudelski Group company, is the world's leading independent supplier of open conditional access and integrated solutions for digital TV operators and content providers. Its technologies are currently being used by more than 100 leading operators worldwide serving over 56 million subscribers.
STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today’s convergence markets. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, on Euronext Paris and on the Milan Stock Exchange.
In 2004, the Company's net revenues were $8.76 billion and net earnings were $601 million. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.