IBC 2012: Motorola Mobility makes mass move in STBs, claims Verizon security
Editor | 08-09-2012

As many as ten new set top boxes covering IP and cable platforms have been launched by Motorola Mobility in a bid to give service providers more energy-efficient options for delivering new entertainment experiences.

The devices support entertainment everywhere (multi-screen support), over the top (OTT), time-shift TV and gaming. The new IPTV set-tops build on the KreaTV application platform, an open system designed to ensure flexibility in deployment as well as smooth systems integration. Each supports high-quality IPTV services such as HD broadcast, time shift, on-demand, OTT, and interactive applications.

A new range of Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV set-tops offers new SoC (System on a Chip) and wireless options, providing whole-house coverage while, says the company, lowering the cost of installation.

“Motorola pioneered the shift to IP in TV, and we continue to drive its evolution with our new line of set-tops,” said Keith Kelley, vice president, home devices, Motorola Mobility.” This range of products gives service providers more options for delivering the advanced entertainment services that consumers crave, while reducing total cost of ownership and energy consumption.”

In a further boost to the company’s video operations, US comms giant Verizon has selected Motorola Mobility as a key DRM supplier to secure its FiOS fibre optic Flex View multi-screen content service using the SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+. Flex View lets FiOS customers buy or rent more than 25,000 on-demand titles, including movies and TV shows, and watch them on their TV, or streamed to an iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Android devices, and select Samsung connected TVs.

Verizon’s SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ is designed to protect Flex View on-demand content, with its standards-based, studio-approved security solution.