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Multimedia Polska plans large-scale rollout of Cubiware STBs

Multimedia PolskaMultimedia Polska has announced plans for a “large-scale deployment” of set-top boxes (STBs) running TiVo-owned Cubiware’s hybrid middleware.

The companies said that the inclusion of Cubiware’s CubiTV middleware will provide an “upgrade path” so that on-demand services like nPVR, catch-up TV and additional “enhanced capabilities” can be added.

The Cubiware-enabled boxes will also offer high definition digital video and PVR recording from the outset.

“With the deployment of CubiTV middleware we know that our customers are getting best in class video experience with an expanding service portfolio, and we look forward to growing with their ongoing support,” said Multimedia Polska’s director of strategy and development, Bartłomiej Kasiński.

According to TiVo, the STB versions of CubiTV may be deployed on both modern and legacy devices, minimising the need for hardware replacement, as they are designed to run on low-power, small footprint DTV and IPTV processors from all major silicon vendors.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by Multimedia Polska as their leading provider of middleware services to Poland,” said Cubiware co-founder Maciej Grzonkowski.

TiVo acquired Poland-based Cubiware in May in a bid to expand its international presence by offering a wider set of cost-effective solutions for TV operators around the world.