Via Licensing announces patent licensing terms for worldwide interactive television standards

August 2, 2005

Via Licensing will make financial license terms available for patents essential for implementations of the Digital Video Broadcasting Multimedia Home Platform 1.0 (MHP 1.0), and CableLabs’ OpenCable Applications Platform (OCAP 1.0) standards.

The patent licenses for MHP 1.0 and OCAP 1.0 will be offered separately and will better enable and encourage adoption of the standards by streamlining the process and reducing the overall cost of obtaining the necessary licenses for both device manufacturers and service providers.

Patent holders include Comcast, OpenTV and Panasonic.

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