CompleteTV and Simply Global TV deliver ISP-independent hybrid IPTV and Freeview service

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 

BASINGSTOKE, UK — CompleteTV, a company which delivers managed IPTV technology for personalised and interactive viewing experiences, has announced a partnership with Simply Global TV to provide a unique hybrid IPTV and Freeview service which is independent of the customer’s ISP.

CompleteTV will supply its Set Top Media Center (STMC) to Simply Global TV for its new service, which launches this month. The STMC integrates IPTV channels with Freeview (DVB-T) channels into a single customer experience, with support for recording and pausing live TV.

John Donovan, Managing Director, Simply Global TV said “The STMC is a world-leading platform in its flexibility and the guys from CompleteTV really understand our business goals of addressing the widest audience with the most diverse content from around the world.”

CompleteTV and Simply Global TV, a digital entertainment producer, aggregator and distributor, have addressed the biggest challenge in making integrated digital TV a success – merging IPTV channels over the public Internet with Freeview channels into a single customer Electronic Programme Guide. The service combines mainstream IPTV content with specialist programming focussed on specific ethnic communities.

Philip Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, CompleteTV said “The work we have done with Simply Global TV addresses our combined vision of a seamless TV experience – combining IPTV over the public Internet with Freeview broadcast services. IPTV over the public Internet truly is the future, and the work we have done with Simply on advanced buffering and integrated services demonstrates the potential of such services.”

Donovan concluded “The Simply Global TV service addresses everything the user needs – a simple interface, mainstream content, recording capabilities, and specialist programming unavailable anywhere else.”