Evolution Digital’s eBOX® will include newly developed eGUIDE™, powered by Rovi’s Fan TV platform, to enable immersive viewing experiences
eVUE-TV™ video solution integrated onto eBOX for thousands of hours of top-rated Video on Demand content and live IP streaming programming
CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 11, 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.
Today, Evolution Digital introduces eGUIDE, powered and delivered by Rovi’s Fan TV platform. eGUIDE is a newly-designed and streamlined interactive program guide that leverages the breadth and depth of Rovi Metadata to deliver comprehensive program and celebrity information across linear cable channels and IP-delivered transactional and subscription VOD content.
“We are excited to further our relationship with Evolution Digital to offer cable operators eGUIDE, powered by Rovi’s Fan TV platform, which we announced earlier this year at CES,” said Michael Hawkey, senior vice president and general manager, discovery business group at Rovi. “eGUIDE facilitates simplified search and discovery, as well as extensive program information. Our customers will be able to have a transition path from traditional STBs to Evolution Digital’s eBOX hybrid set-tops, while keeping and enhancing the Rovi Metadata they get today. We look forward to continued collaboration with Evolution Digital to advance the way viewers discover and consume entertainment.”
Features of eGUIDE include a main menu for users to get access to a variety of video options, separate guides for traditional channels and IP Video content, an in-guide video of the current channel, nDVR recording capability and title search across available QAM and IP content. eGUIDE can also support targeted and interactive advertising capabilities.
eBOX with eGUIDE, powered by Fan TV platform, will launch with Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV IP video solution, providing thousands of hours of top-rated VOD content to customers including new releases, third-party linear networks and premium channels through Master Affiliate Agreements. eVUE-TV is an easy and cost-effective way for cable operators to deliver popular IP VOD content plus live TV and nDVR on one user interface.
Consumers can take their favorite TV shows and movies available on eVUE-TV on the go, as the platform is available across mobile devices in the home including tablets and smart phones.
eVUE-TV generates viewers recommendations to drive increased usage and revenue for the operator, and includes deep links to popular TV shows and movies from the leading online retailers and streaming services.
To learn more about Evolution Digital’s eBOX with eGUIDE powered by Rovi’s Fan TV platform, visit evolutiondigital.com/ebox-ip-hybrid-stb.
About Evolution Digital
Evolution Digital L.L.C. is a leading provider of integrated IP Hybrid devices and IP Video solutions for the global cable industry. Evolution Digital takes an aggressive approach to product innovation to embrace the way viewers are consuming video. It has quickly become an innovator in the era of OTT content and multi-stream households. Through its recent acquisition of i-Velozity, Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV delivers thousands of hours of top-rated Video on Demand, live and DVR content ranging from new releases to the most popular TV shows and movies available on cable TV networks, all on one platform. Evolution Digital provides integrated and managed content delivery across all devices in the home including set-top boxes and mobile devices subject to the operator’s licensing agreements. Visit www.evolutiondigital.com.
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) is creating personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. Chosen by top brands in entertainment content, services and devices, Rovi touches the lives of hundreds of millions of consumers by providing comprehensive solutions, customizable products and technology licensing to make discovery simple, seamless and personal. With more than 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide, Rovi is advancing entertainment and audience discovery. Learn more at rovicorp.com or follow us on Twitter @rovicorp.com.
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