INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 26, 2006 â€” Intel Corporation and DIRECTV, Inc., the nation’s leading satellite television service provider, today unveiled details around the world’s first digital set-top box with integrated digital media adapter (DMA) functionality verified to work with IntelÂ® Viiv™ technology. Through the integrated DMA, the DIRECTV digital set-top box will allow customers to access and enjoy their pictures and music on their TVs directly from Intel Viiv technology-based PCs.
In a keynote at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini retraced the two companies’ partnership that was first announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show. He also detailed plans for DIRECTV’s new set-top box, the DIRECTV PlusÂ® HD DVR, which marks the first time a major service provider has endorsed an integrated DMA deployment in the home through a set-top box, which could be deployed to customers virtually overnight via a software download starting in December. Otellini reinforced that the DIRECTV PlusÂ® HD DVR is in the final stages of Intel Viiv technology testing and verification.