KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Digeo, Inc., the developer of the Moxi(TM) Media Center software platform, today announced that it was awarded an Advanced Media Technology Emmy for its innovative Moxi(TM) Media Center User Interface, called the Moxi Menu. The award was presented by the National Television Academy as part of its annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards yesterday evening in New York. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20041116/SFTU079 ) Over the last three years, principal investor and Digeo, Inc. chairman Paul G. Allen participated with the company's team of engineers and designers from its Kirkland, Wash. and Palo Alto, Calif. offices in the development of a sit-back TV interface capable of handling cable's expanding menu of content and services. With the Moxi Menu, the antiquated programming grid of the past has been discarded and replaced with an interface that enables viewers to quickly browse, search and manage all types of digital entertainment from television programs and movies to music, photos and games. Dozens of patents from Paul Allen and the Digeo team have been filed covering the innovation of this breakthrough interface. "We're thrilled to be recognized by the Academy for the work that we're doing to dramatically change and improve the TV viewing experience," said Jim Billmaier, chief executive of Digeo. "With the Moxi Menu, Paul challenged us to develop an entire new navigation system that provides consumers with a fun and easy way to quickly find whatever type of program they're looking for. We believe that the Moxi Menu is the best TV interface available and this Emmy validates our approach." Digeo's Moxi Media Center is currently being deployed in more than 25 markets through industry leading cable providers including Adelphia and Charter Communications, Inc. The company also has deployment commitments from Comcast Corporation and Sunflower Broadband. Designed for casual browsing and rapid search, the Moxi Menu allows viewers instant access to current and future program listings whether from live broadcast, on-demand programming, or recorded shows. The Moxi interface is both easy-to-learn and fun-to-use, giving viewers a much higher level of choice, convenience and control. Other unique features of the Moxi Menu include: -- Performance-tuned for speedy surfing through hundreds of channels and dozens of categories -- Offers powerful tools where viewers can search through any programming -- live or recorded -- by simply using part of a title or keyword -- Allows for rapid browsing by category: HDTV, Movies, Sports, Kids, News, Music, Games, Photos -- Includes mini-TV window and Moxi Flip Bar enabling viewers to browse for program information or simply set programs to record without leaving the current show. About Digeo, Inc. Digeo, Inc., provides media center software and services that inspire consumer loyalty, generate new incremental revenue, and position cable as the leading source for home entertainment. The Moxi(TM) platform from Digeo powers a new generation of media centers through which cable operators can deliver high-revenue services and applications-such as digital video recording (DVR), high-definition TV, and on-demand and pay-per-view content-to the whole home at a competitive cost per TV. The multi-TV architecture and breakthrough user interface of the Moxi platform provide all Moxi applications including DVR, DVD, information on demand, jukebox, photos, games, and more from any cable access point in the home using existing wiring. Digeo has also developed an innovative chipset that integrates essential media-center functionality and can substantially reduce future set-top box production costs. Additionally, Digeo offers the Digeo(TM) iTV service to over one million subscribers, which is the most widely deployed cable iTV service in North America. With Digeo iTV, cable operators can increase the value of their existing digital set-tops by offering field-tested services that have demonstrated increased customer satisfaction and churn reduction, and effective cross-selling of video-on-demand (VOD) and pay-per-view (PPV) offerings. Moxi(TM) Media Center customers include Comcast, Charter, Adelphia and Sunflower Broadband. Digeo is primarily backed by Paul Allen's Vulcan Inc. The company has offices in Kirkland, Wash., Palo Alto, Calif. and Longmont, Colo. For more information, please visit www.digeo.com. NOTE: Digeo and Moxi are trademarks of Digeo, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
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