Pace signs HD PVR deal, will show SVP box

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UK set-top box maker Pace Micro Technology has been selected by Digiturk, the Turkish satellite operator, as its launch partner for its high-definition (HD) digital TV recorder (also known as a personal video recorder or PVR).

Pace will be supplying the TDS850IDI, its triple-tuner HD PVR set-top box to roll-out Digiturk service across Turkey next summer. The agreement also includes an order for Pace's digital satellite set-top box, the DS265IDI.

Digiturk's COO, Hatice Memiguven, said: "We want to offer our customers the best in picture quality, sound quality and home cinema—and give them the opportunity to choose how and when they watch their content. The HD PVR from Pace enables all of this."

Meanwhile, Pace will be demonstrating the first HD set-top box with Secure Video Processor (SVP)-enabled silicon at the IBC2006 trade show.

The company will use its DS820 next-generation single-chip high-definition set-top box to show SVP functionality that allows content itself to be protected, rather than the physical link between devices, ensuring the content owners of their intellectual property rights.

Andrew Ward, Pace's group account director, said: "Consumers are increasingly looking to enjoy content when they want and where they want. A natural extension of this will be the home entertainment network. With SVP, content remains secure throughout the distribution chain, which will help translate the idea of a home network into a reality".

Lovelace Consulting  |  07.09.2006

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