DirecTV, Entropic Go South With MoCA
LAS VEGAS -- Entropic (ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced its Channel Stacking Switch and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA(R))-based silicon and software have been selected by DIRECTV PanAmericana to enhance the way content is delivered into and connected throughout the home. According to research firm Informa Telecoms & Media, the expected Pay-TV subscriber numbers in Latin America will reach 73.2 million by the end of 2016, up 68 percent from 43.5 million in 2010. This opportunity has lead DIRECTV PanAmericana to seek a silicon partner that could help realize the tremendous growth opportunity and gain a stronger foothold in the region by offering a more comprehensive suite of whole-home entertainment viewing solutions. DIRECTV PanAmericana turned to Entropic for its Channel Stacking Switch (CSS(TM)) single-cable wire infrastructure for use in low noise block (LNB) converters and multi-switches. By adopting Entropic's CSS technology, DIRECTV PanAmericana can deliver more ubiquitous content throughout the home by supporting multiple tuners over a single cable run. The CSS technology enables multi-tuner set-top boxes (STB), such as digital video recording (DVR) devices, to deliver high definition (HD) services to multiple rooms in the home, allowing easy plug-and-play STB installations, simplifying upgrades and new installations at a lower cost and within the existing infrastructure wiring constraints -- all with improved aesthetics for the homeowner. Entropic Communications Inc. DirecTV Group Inc.