Pace HD Box Gets TV Guide Interactive

Pace Micro Technology plc said Monday that it has integrated Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.’s TV Guide Interactive interactive programming guide into its “DC755HD” HD cable set-top.

The DC755HD -- which Pace said was the first to successfully complete Motorola Inc.'s “MediaCipher” conditional-access-validation testing -- also supports video-on-demand and other advanced applications.

“Our Motorola-based set-top solution is firmly established with our successful TV Guide integration,” Pace Americas president Mike Pulli said in a prepared statement. “TV Guide Interactive is the leading program guide on Motorola systems, and we're delighted to offer MSOs a new set-top choice.”

Added TV Guide Television Group senior vice president Todd Walker: “The DC755HD set-top is a very capable platform for the distribution of advanced services, including TV Guide's new ‘i-Guide,’ high-definition television, video-on-demand and interactive services.”