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OpenTV sees expansion

OpenTV, an interactive TV software maker, said cable operators sent to their subscribers 2.1 million new set-top boxes with the company's software during the first quarter. The total number of boxes worldwide with the company's software grew 105 percent to 16 million in the first quarter, compared with 7.8 million boxes in the same period last year, according to OpenTV. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said that deals with DirecTV in Latin America, EchoStar in the United States and BskyB in the United Kingdom aided growth and that a recently announced agreement with Shanghai Cable Network will help ensure further expansion. OpenTV's software is essentially an operating system for set-top boxes and allows people for do things such as play games and buy products via a television.

OpenTV, an interactive TV software maker, said cable operators sent to their subscribers 2.1 million new set-top boxes with the company's software during the first quarter. The total number of boxes worldwide with the company's software grew 105 percent to 16 million in the first quarter, compared with 7.8 million boxes in the same period last year, according to OpenTV.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said that deals with DirecTV in Latin America, EchoStar in the United States and BskyB in the United Kingdom aided growth and that a recently announced agreement with Shanghai Cable Network will help ensure further expansion. OpenTV's software is essentially an operating system for set-top boxes and allows people for do things such as play games and buy products via a television.