Advanced HbbTV Solutions for European Markets from IcareusWednesday, April 4th, 2012
HELSINKI — Icareus, the leading TV Applications and Solutions vendor, continues to expand its strong HbbTV product portfolio with new vertical solutions for HbbTV. These solutions include HbbTV Starter Pack, Catch-up TV application, Enhanced EPG application as well as integrated social media applications for Facebook and Twitter.
The HbbTV Starter Pack is a complete and robust turn-key solution with HbbTV Applications, Management platform and a HbbTV streamer for broadcasters and operators who want to go into business with HbbTV.
Icareus Catch-up TV Application enables broadcasters to deploy a HbbTV user interface quickly and with minimal investment.
EPG is the gateway to TV programs and Icareus Enhanced EPG takes it to next level by offering e.g. integrated catch-up TV and social media experience.
Icareus Facebook and Twitter applications offer an HbbTV user interface to these popular social media services with full fledged user experience.
“I am extremely enthusiastic to announce these new products as they show the capabilities of our long term product development. Our customers can now rely on Icareus to deliver full turn-key solutions with 24/7 support, if needed, without the need for extended integrations and large budgets”, says Mr Mikko Karppinen, Director of Icareus.
The new advanced solutions are built on top of Icareus’ existing HbbTV products, namely Icareus Playout CS100 Carousel for HbbTV and Icareus iTV Suite Manager, which is the OTT video and apps management platform of Icareus.
Icareus is commited to the HbbTV standards and will continue throughout 2012 and onwards to release new products including support for the upcoming HbbTV 1.5 standard.