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Entone readies Magi hybrid TV DVR for Cable

Entone is announcing its Magi Hybrid CATV Media Gateway at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, targeted at cable operators looking to deliver an integrated hybrid TV service that combines live TV, DVR and over-the-top (OTT) services over analogue, digital or hybrid cable systems.

Powered by Entone's FusionTV, Magi is a full-featured hybrid DVR that can be integrated with existing cable head-ends to support a hybrid of analogue and digital video delivery systems.

"Service providers struggle with defining whether over-the-top services are a friend or a foe. To a certain extent, their own customers already are making the decision; consumers want services like Netflix, Hulu, and any number of IP-intensive applications," said Jim O'Neill, a Parks Associates research analyst. "If an operator doesn't make those services available, they risk losing customers to a provider that does. However, a hybrid service delivery platform allows operators to keep connections in subscribers' homes, capitalizing on the convergence of traditional pay-TV and advanced IP services."

From the article, "Entone readies Magi hybrid TV DVR for Cable" by Michelle Clancy.

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