[SatNews] Cubiware, a subsidiary of TiVo Inc. TIVO, +0.95% has announced that its CubiTV hybrid middleware has been selected by Global Satellite (GSat) for delivery of digital video broadcast via satellite in the Philippines.
CubiTV will be deployed on set-top boxes (STBs) manufactured by Intek Digital of South Korea and used to provide DTH satellite TV services to subscribers across the Philippines. Initial capabilities enabled by the Intek/Cubiware STBs include high definition digital video and PVR recording. The inclusion of CubiTV provides an upgrade path that will enable later deployment of interactive services and additional enhanced capabilities.
GSat provides international entertainment and information in multiple Asian markets, including not only the Philippines but also other parts of South Asia. With an emphasis on superior coverage, quality programming, and content security, GSat carries both locally produced and international content, including news, multicultural programs, distance education, business and economic analysis, governmental proceedings, and other documentary productions. GSat's services reach remote areas that are often not served by terrestrial broadcast or cable.
CubiTV features a highly intuitive interface that makes it easy for subscribers to navigate advanced TV functionality. It also includes a revolutionary graphics-rendering engine that delivers fast, sleek menus and program guides with high-quality animation, transitions, and effects. Designed to run on low-power, small footprint DTV and IPTV processors from all major silicon vendors, the STB versions of CubiTV may be deployed on both modern and legacy devices, thereby minimizing the need for hardware replacement.