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Dec 3, 2001  •  Post A Comment

CacheVision unveils personal video recorder
CacheVision, a joint venture between Seagate Technology and Thomson Multimedia, introduced its digital personal video recorder last week at the Western Show in Anaheim, Calif. The CVR-4000 recorder is compatible with cable-ready televisions and analog and digital set-top boxes. It will offer functions including subscription video-on-demand, interactive TV services, targeted ads, personalized news programs, t-commerce and digital audio jukeboxes. The recorders will be branded, marketed and distributed by service operators or set-top box manufacturers. CacheVision also unveiled the OpenCache Delivery Suite, which allows users to manage digital video recorder functionality.
Concurrent, Gemstar integrate VOD guide
Concurrent Computer Corp. and Gemstar-TV Guide International said last week they have completed integration of the TV Guide Interactive Video-on-Demand Guide with Concurrent’s MediaHawk video-on-demand system. Concurrent’s integration is with TV Guide Interactive’s latest VOD guide, which offers enhancements over previous versions, including scalability and support for subscription VOD. The companies said trial deployments are beginning with some Comcast Cable Communications systems.