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Sky considers OpenTV Core 3

UK pay-TV operator BSkyB could launch interactive TV specialist OpenTV’s sixth generation of middleware, OpenTV Core 3, on some of its set-top boxes after both parties extended their long-running relationship.

Sky has licensed OpenTV’s patents and other intellectual property rights to support ongoing development of the company’s digital television platform. Both companies will also work on a proof of concept that could lead to the deployment of OpenTV Core 3 on some of Sky’s set-top boxes.

OpenTV has been a technology provider to Sky since the launch of its digital TV service in 1998.