SAMSUNG And Time Warner Cable Deploy World’s First Interactive OCAP TV
Time Warner Cable Currently Running High-Definition Digital Cable Services on World’s First Interactive Digital Cable Ready (iDCR)
OCAP-Based TV from Samsung
(11, Jan, 2006 / SEC), Las Vegas, NV - Samsung and Time Warner Cable announced that interactive digital cable services including Open Cable Application Platform (OCAPTM) are running on Samsung OCAPTM-compliant HDTVs in Time Warner Cable’s Gastonia, North Carolina division. The announcement was made today during the CableLabs ICES Press Event at the Consumer Electronics Show. The services and applications include Time Warner Cable’s OCAP Digital Navigator, its in-house developed Interactive Program Guide. This application along with various other Interactive television (ITV) applications developed by cable operators and third parties are on display at the Samsung booth, #11033 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 5th - 8th.
GS Choi, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., said, “Samsung is excited to see the real progress between Time Warner Cable and Samsung, culminating with the December 2005 Gastonia OCAP TV trial that brings the commercial launch of Samsung’s Interactive Digital Cable Ready (iDCR) TVs one step closer.”
Glenn Britt, President and CEO of Time Warner Cable said, “Once again Samsung has proven to be a terrific partner, working with us to launch the first OCAP application running on the first OCAP-enabled television. We are committed to offering consumers innovative services and Samsung’s OCAP compliant cable ready HDTV running our OCAP Digital Navigator signals that the next generation of cable video applications is here.”
BK Yoon, Senior VP of the Visual Display Division R&D of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., added, “Proving that OCAP and interactive digital cable services run end-to-end is a major leap in television technology. Samsung continues building on its DTV leadership in close collaboration with our cable partners to expand the benefit for our valued consumers.”
The event occurred in Room S228, Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, from 5-6 p.m. on January 5th, 2006.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning, advanced digital consumer electronics, information systems and home appliance products. The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,600 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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