IBC 2010 – AMSTERDAM. ZON TV Cabo is to trial a user interface based on Nagravision’s OpenTV nX. The Portuguese cableco already uses the Nagravision conditional access, but in the last 24 hours it has also been announced that it will give a test run to the NDS Snowflake UI.
Although Portuguese operators are more willing than most to make announcements about their technology choices, to make a field trial public is unusual to say the least.
“Nagravision has a longstanding relationship with ZON TVCabo and we are very excited to be selected to extend that relationship today through the implementation and launch of ZON’s next generation services,” said Thierry Legrand, Senior Vice President in charge of the SMEA Region for Nagravision. “We are committed to helping ZON grow their business and secure their ever-expanding offering through solutions that can be deployed seamlessly over different types of networks and deliver a compelling user experience to their subscribers.”
OpenTV nX is Nagravision’s cross device user experience. It integrates traditional broadcast television with locally stored and Internet media, as well as on-demand content. It is designed to work with just five buttons on a traditional remote control, providing a heads-up approach to navigation that is missing from many other interfaces.