Gemstar-TV has tapped Triveni Digital to build a distribution network for TV Guide On Screen--an IPG built into electronics products.
GuideBuilder is the metadata management system that Triveni Digital built to accept the TV Guide on Screen information from Gemstar-TV network center. Data from the network center is inserted into DTV streams at ATSC broadcast stations in North America.
GuideBuilder will support ATSC stations--through its PSIP generator--in distributing program information by enhancing the system to support listings from TV Guide Data Solutions--a data collection and distribution business.
To use TV On Screen, users plug in the television or recording device and activate the guide through a set-up process. Users do not need a subscription or phone connection. The program listings are continually updated.
Companies that have a license to the Gemstar-TV IPG include JVC, Sony and Thomson.
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