By Jeff Baumgartner | Multichannel News | September 23, 2014 |
More 500,000 Channel Zappers Equipped With Rovi’s IPG
Rovi said it has deployed guides on more than 500,000 digital terminal adapters (DTAs), the simple, one-way channel zappers that operators around the world are using to help fuel their all-digital migrations.
Rovi said it eclipsed the milestone following commercial deployments with more than a dozen cable operators, including Armstrong and Cablevision Argentina and via collaborations with several DTA makers, including Arris, Evolution Digital and Pace. In April, Rovi announced it had secured a hunting license to sell DTA guides to members of the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC).
DTAs serve as digital-to-analog converters for older analog TVs. While initial models did nothing more than switch channels, new models now support HD video as well as guides such as Rovi’s.
The Rovi DTA Guide supports baseline navigation capabilities, including channel tuning, parental controls, options for multiple languages, and on-screen On Now/On Next banners.