Integra5 lands Videotron, targets TV chat

Integra5, the vendor largely responsible for making TV-based caller ID an increasingly popular IPTV application, announced that Canadian cable TV firm Videotron Telecom has deployed Integra5's converged services platform to support TV caller ID. A number of other telcos and cable TV companies have implemented the service over the last few years.

The vendor also announced its newest converged TV application this week, a TV-based chat application called Media Friends that allows users to manage buddy lists and send on-screen chat messages to friends. The company aims to have customers testing Media Friends by the end of this year and hopes to bring the app to market early next year. Will it be one of the hot IPTV applications of 2009?

For more:
- read this story about the Videotron deal at Light Reading's Cable Digital News
- see this story about Media Friends at Multichannel News

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