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KY Data inks license pact with Matsushita Electric

Posted: 20 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ky data systems? acacia technologies? interactive tv?

KY Data Systems LLC, a part of Acacia Technologies Group, has entered into a non-exclusive license with Matsushita Electric Ind. Co. Ltd covering a portfolio of patents that apply to interactive TV.

The patents cover receivers such as set-top boxes and certain TVs used in digital satellite and digital cable systems that permit TV viewers to access interactive TV features supplied by their satellite and cable providers as part of their digital programming packages.

Data, which is associated with the interactive TV features and is broadcast along with the video signal, is extracted and processed by components within the receivers, and is then made available to viewers who choose to access the interactive TV features through their remote control.

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