BT has selected Motorola as the lead supplier of next-generation set-top boxes for its BT Vision digital TV service. Motorola will supply BT with second-generation V-Boxes boasting a new look, the potential for improved energy efficiency and enhanced capabilities for deployment in 2009.
The HD-capable V-Box digital TV recorder will provide access to up to 40 Freeview TV channels and 30 radio channels, the ability to record an average of 80 hours of content, on-demand access to a library of films, TV shows, music videos and sport and a range of interactive applications. Philips was the initial supplier of the BT Vision STB when the service first launched.
Microsoft Corp and telecommunications leader BT has also confirmed they are bringing their BT Vision serivice to Microsoft's Xbox 360 games console. All BT broadband customers will have the BT Vision service and its library of on-demand content via the Xbox Live portal.