Light Reading | May 12, 2016

Evolution Digital today announces a new version of its eBOX IP Hybrid Set-Top Box with the new eGUIDE interactive guide, powered by Rovi’s Fan TV platform, enabling cable service providers to gain access to Rovi’s enhanced metadata and pave the way to future innovations that enhance the discovery experience. The newly developed Evolution Digital set-top box allows cable operators to deliver QAM linear channels and IP video services through a streamlined and integrated user interface.

Evolution Digital’s eBOX can be configured to support an all-IP platform, including live linear channels, IP Video on Demand programs, network DVR (nDVR) content and the leading OTT services. Finding content across these offerings has never been easier for consumers, as eGUIDE features universal search, 16:9 HD graphics and a simplified interactive grid guide to view traditional cable channels and IP video options.

“It is my pleasure to announce our newest integrated IP hybrid solution, eBOX with eGUIDE, powered by Rovi’s Fan TV platform,” said Brent Smith, president and chief technology officer. “Rovi is known for their strength in metadata that drives entertainment discovery, and this device and interactive guide offers consumers an unparalleled user experience. Additionally, the Fan TV platform offers flexible APIs so we are able to integrate quickly on eBOX with eGUIDE, and provide our customers a solution today that fortifies our strategy as a business as we continue to develop products and software that help cable providers migrate to all-IP.”

Future enhancements will include adding popular third party apps and enabling universal search across all entertainment. In addition, eGUIDE plans to integrate additional features from the Fan TV platform, including 360 Discovery, which delivers an immersive experience that combines related show recommendations, critic reviews, sophisticated relational metadata and actor photos and biographies. Evolution Digital also plans to incorporate catch-up TV, caller ID features and the Fan TV Conversational Interface into eGUIDE enabling users to simply say what they want to watch in a natural way and then find any movie or show in the world of entertainment.

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