HomePNA says yes to multi-room PVR

Editor | 31-07-2013

Israeli satellite television provider yes has adopted HomePNA home networking technology to power its yes.Multiroom whole-home digital video recorder (DVR) offering.

HomePNA technology is based on an open ITU-T standard (G.9954) and is included in the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. The organisation adds that to date over 40 million certified HomePNA Products have been shipped to telco, satellite and cable service providers of all sizes worldwide, supplying critical components of their IP-based service deployments.
The new service will allow yes customers to view a film recorded on a yesMax Total DVR in any room of the house. They can start watching a film in one room, pause it and continue watching in another. Along with yes.Multiroom, yes has introduced a new user interface incorporating a "personal viewing recommendation engine."
"yes is a technology-driven company that strives to offer its customers leading edge products that enhance their viewing experience," explained Itzhak Elyakim, vice president of engineering and CTO of yes. "We have depended on HomePNA home networking technology over the last two years for our successful video-on-demand (VOD) service deployments. The success of that experience made HomePNA the obvious choice for our new yes.Multiroom, providing a reliable high speed backbone to distribute DVR service throughout our customers' homes."
"Since its founding, yes satellite has led the market in introducing services that leverage enabling technologies, like HomePNA, to deliver a great experience and services to its customers," added Eran Gureshnik, former president of the HomePNA Alliance and special HomePNA advisor to the HomeGrid Board. "We are very pleased that yes continues to depend on HomePNA technology for its latest and most demanding products and services."