More licence deals with NTIA participants

Wi-LAN Inc. licences its US V-chip technology patent to Korea’s Digital Stream Technology Inc. and Taiwan-based Powerray Co., Ltd., WiLan.jpgwho will pay Wi-LAN royalties for the life of the patent. Both of the set-top box manufacturers are expected to participate in the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) digital television converter box coupon program. Through the program, US residents can order coupons for purchasing an approved digital-to-analog converter box that will allow TV viewers to continue watching digital programming on analogue sets after analog broadcast end in the US in 2009. Wi-LAN has now signed V-chip license agreements with companies who make at least 14 of these converter models.

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