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Consolidated Taps Myrio for IPTV

11/28/2004 7:00 PM Eastern

Myrio Corp., whose product line includes Internet protocol TV software, struck a deal to help telco Consolidated Communications launch video service in Illinois.

Consolidated, which counts 150,000 access lines in Illinois and Texas, has targeted Mattoon, Gays, Charleston and Effingham, Ill., for its IPTV service. It plans to offer 200 video channels, an interactive program guide and 45 audio channels.

Myrio software also will allow Consolidated to offer localized Web content through the TV.

The Myrio-Consolidated was one of several pieces of news made at a Telco TV conference two weeks ago in Orlando, Fla.

Motorola Inc. said the Horry Telephone Cooperative will use its multi-service access platform to deliver advanced “connected home” services to communities under development by builder Burroughs & Chapin Co. in the county. Those FTTH communities are in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Motorola said the platform allows for the delivery of advanced video, high-speed data and telephony services. It utilizes passive optical networking technology, which allows the local service provider to offer triple-play services and to conserve bandwidth on a FTTH build.

Horry counts 200,000 telephone access lines, 40,000 cable subscribers and 20,000 Internet access users in South Carolina.

Wegener Corp. debuted an HD-capable IPTV set-top box, the Streaming Media Decoder 515. It supports HDTV through DSL connections.

“SkyStream Networks announced a partnership with IPTV set-top maker Amino Communications for an end-to-end VOD service structure for telcos.

SkyStream also said it is working with Calix, Espial, Widevine Technologies and Myrio Corp. on the VOD architecture.

Amino also announced an integration deal with ICTV Inc.

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