DLNA: VidiPath Tech to Enable Subscription TV Across Devices

According to the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), wireless VidiPath technology will enable the secure delivery of subscription TV to all certified devices in the home. This could lead to eliminating the need to rent multiple set-top boxes. Wi-Fi-based VidiPath provides access to subscription TV across smartphones, tablets, Blu-ray players, game consoles and PCs. The first VidiPath-certified products are slated for availability in the first quarter. Comcast, Cox and Time Warner Cable are among those planning to offer VidiPath STBs.

“A single VidiPath-equipped set-top box from a cable, satellite or telco TV-service provider will stream all service-provider content, including HD content, over Wi-Fi to VidiPath-equipped devices within Wi-Fi range,” reports TWICE. “The provider’s channel guides would also appear in a consistent way across all VidiPath devices.”

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“With the addition of VidiPath, DLNA has expanded its ecosystem to include the secure delivery of subscription TV content,” said Donna Moore, DLNA executive director. Providers and manufacturers “are working together to enable the full subscription TV viewing experience and user interface across all VidiPath-certified devices.”

VidiPath was developed by DLNA with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Sony, Samsung and Broadcom.