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Broadcom signs deals with SlingBox, Myriad for chip tech

01/05, 3:50pm

Broadcom makes deal with SlingBox, Myriad

Chipmaker Broadcom has made a few significant deals this week, partnering with Sling Media for its EchoStar set-top technology and with Myriad for the Alien Vue solution. The deals could result in a Broadcom system-on-chip that may allow set-top boxes for TVs that run Android apps and aren't limited to home Wi-Fi networks. Thus far, only Dish Network allows place-shifting in Sling's Slingbox set-tops.

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Myriad Alien Vue brings Android apps to TVs, set-tops

12/20, 1:25pm

Myriad Alien Vue meant for cable providers

Myriad, the developers of the Alien Dalvik platform that lets Android apps to run on iOS and other operating systems, has now introduced Myriad Alien Vue. This latest product will allow apps to run on users' existing TVs and set-top boxes. It includes its own app store and supports multi-screen playback and cross-platform viewing from TVs, smartphones, and tablets.

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