Broadcom’s hybrid STB solution

From Colin Mann at IBC in Amsterdam

Semiconductor specialist Broadcom is to collaborate with SoftAtHome, a software provider of home operating platforms that help service providers deliver convergent applications for the digital home, to develop a solution for hybrid, satellite and IP set-top boxes (STBs) accelerating time-to-market for advanced video and TV services.

Broadcom and SoftAtHome have collaborated to create a customised software interface which leverages Broadcom's high-performance silicon hardware and is running on a range of Broadcom high definition (HD) STB solutions.

Broadcom's high performance STB solutions with support for the SoftAtHome Operating Platform will enable service providers worldwide to deliver value-added services to their subscribers that includes: The ability to access personal digital content from a mobile phone, PC or TV; play content stored in the home from any TV in the world; record TV programming when travelling; navigate through recommended programmes on a TV based on a personal profile, and manage home settings or access content from favourite web sites – all of which position the TV as the hub of the digital home.

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