Triveni Digital and NDI Partner Over Data Broadcasting

Triveni Digital Inc., a Princeton, N.J.-based provider of systems that enable the management and distribution of data and metadata in digital television streams, and National Datacast Inc., a wireless content distributor over broadcast television signals, have partnered to develop and offer data broadcasting systems. The collaboration combines a secure distribution platform with access to National Datacast's network of digital TV stations.

"We are teaming with Triveni Digital because they are the leader in data broadcast content distribution platforms for North American broadcast stations. Their equipment is the most deployed solution within our base of stations," said Jacqueline Weiss, CEO of National Datacast Inc. "Together we will create and provide optimal solutions for companies needing a nationwide content distribution network and a simple secure platform to receive content."

Triveni Digital, a subsidiary of LG Electronics, has deployed its SkyScraper content distribution platform widely in Public TV stations. The platform enables the point-to-multipoint delivery of any digital content over terrestrial DTV, cable, satellite, and IP networks. National Datacast, a commercial subsidiary of PBS, has designed, deployed, and managed datacasting networks for customers including MovieBeam, TV Guide On Screen, and Merrill Lynch.

"National Datacast and Triveni Digital bring a set of complementary assets to the market. Our combined expertise will support a number of innovative new services and generate data broadcasting business opportunities," said Mark Simpson, president and CEO of Triveni Digital Inc. "National Datacast's leading, nationwide, digital broadcast infrastructure enables these new products and services to be deployed."

Waqar Nasim, vice president of sales and operations at Triveni Digital, said the companies are targeting businesses that need to distribute content, like digital signage or corporate training, across the country. He said there are more and more people working from home offices today, and the datacasting technology is a secure platform for companies to distribute a lot of material to their employees simultaneously.

The companies said among the first projects targeted will be the identification, testing and qualification of integrated receiver solutions, including antennas, for a variety of market segments.