Zoran Integrates VUDU Apps Into TV Processor

The new reference designs, enabling the rapid deployment of Internet-connected HDTVs for Zoran’s OEM and ODM customers, provide integrated software that includes both Zoran’s TV Applications and VUDU Apps.

By Cliff Roth

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Video/Imaging DesignWire
(3/4/2010 2:08:50 AM)

Zoran announced that VUDU Apps, a platform for the delivery of Internet entertainment services on HDTVs, and VUDU Movies, a leading HD on-demand movie service currently available, are being integrated on Zoran’s advanced SupraHD TV processor design platforms.

The new reference designs, enabling the rapid deployment of Internet-connected HDTVs for Zoran’s OEM and ODM customers, provide integrated software that includes both Zoran’s TV Applications and VUDU Apps. Zoran customers that deploy VUDU-enabled HDTVs will provide TV viewers access to over 100 apps, ranging from news providers to popular Internet services and VUDU Movies, the company said.

Current VUDU Apps include:

—  VUDU Movies, featuring what the company says is  the world’s largest catalog of HD movies, with over 3,000 titles, and HDX, the only streaming 1080p HD video with high resolution 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus surround sound available directly on Internet-connected televisions

—  VUDU Ticker, an Internet powered real-time ticker that enables the display of user specific Internet content updates over live TV

—  Popular Internet services, such as Pandora, Dailymotion, Picasa and Flickr

—  Leading news providers, such as The New York Times and The Associated Press

—  Popular Video podcasts such as Revision3 and DiggNation

“Providing a pre-integrated version of VUDU Apps, running on top of our most advanced HDTV processor platform, will enable our TV customers to deliver the kind of Internet-connected TVs consumers are starting to demand,” said Mustafa Ozgen, general manager Zoran’s Digital TV business unit. “Our highly integrated SupraHD product line provides the best cost-performance solutions in the industry, while delivering the high performance needed to support advanced applications such as VUDU Apps.”

“Solidifying our relationship with Zoran allows us to expand the extraordinary value of VUDU Apps to a broader range of HDTV OEMs and ODMs,” said Edward Lichty, VUDU’s EVP of Corporate Development. “By leveraging VUDU’s unique cloud architecture, Zoran’s HDTV customers’ products will be able to run a constantly expanding suite of applications and services without having to download or install new software in the field.”

For more information visit http://www.zoran.com/



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