Evolution, Rovi Team on Set-Top and Guide
Evolution Digital has announced a new version of its eBOX IP Hybrid Set-Top Box with the new eGUIDE interactive guide, powered by Rovi's ...
Evolution Digital has announced a new version of its eBOX IP Hybrid Set-Top Box with the new eGUIDE interactive guide, powered by Rovi's (NASDAQ:ROVI) Fan TV platform. It's intended to give cable operators access to Rovi's metadata and enhance discovery, and to support QAM linear channels and IP video services through an integrated user interface.
The set-top is designed to support an all-IP platform, including live linear channels, IP VOD programs, network DVR (nDVR) content and common OTT services. Designed to find content across these offerings, eGUIDE features universal search, 16:9 HD graphics and a simplified interactive grid guide to view traditional cable channels and IP video options.
Future enhancements will include adding 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 combines related show recommendations, critic reviews, 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 for voice-based commands.