The RVU Alliance Expands – Networked Entertainment to Benefit

Posted Fri Nov 6, 2009 at 08:00 AM PST by Mike Attebery

The RVU Alliance is a newly formed group that was created to set the standards and specifications for secure content delivery over a home network.

Thanks to the addition of a group of members according to Motorola, Humax and more, we may be getting one step closer to a centralized entertainment experience.

To break it down simply, it goes like this. The RVU wants you to be able to view your content no matter where you are in your house. They’re creating the standards that hopefully, companies will follow in the future to allow viewing of all of your content no matter what set-top box, computer or game console you’re using. Needless to say, we’re fans.

Originally consisting of Broadcom, Cisco, Samsung, DirecTV and Verizon, the RVU Alliance added a group of members today who will be developing and promoting the technology. Motorola and Humax may be the most familiar names, as they make up a significant portion of the set-top box market.

Among the other members are Pace, a developer for the pay TV industry and Thomson, who provide services for content creators. Also joining are NXP semiconductors and Entropic Entertainment, who have a hand in the chips being used in various consumer electronics devices.

An announcement like this in November could easily mean big things at the quickly approaching Consumer Electronics Show this January.

Source: Press Release

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