Cubiware middleware to be integrated with MStar STB SoCs

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 
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Cubiware and MStar Semiconductor, Inc. Announce Partnership

SAN JOSE, CA — Cubiware, a Warsaw, Poland based subsidiary of TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), today announced its continued expansion in Asia with a new partnership with MStar Semiconductor, Inc. (MStar), a leading semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions. The collaboration will integrate MStar’s Hybrid Set-Top Box chipset solution with the full-featured CubiTV Hybrid Middleware.

Using MStar’s Full HD MPEG-4/MPEG-2/HEVC STB chipset platform with the latest advanced security engine, Cubiware will offer a complete system solution that includes PayTV/IPTV/OTT product segments. Leveraging this partnership, MStar can offer STB Manufacturers, Operators, and Telcos the most efficient way to meet market needs. The highly optimized solution will provide a competitive advantage to set-top boxes and enhance the customer experience while considerably reducing time-to-market for delivery of new value added services.

The collaboration between Cubiware and MStar will lead to other possible innovative solutions, such as the implementation of TiVo Lite onto MStar’s chipset platforms. This solution would enable TiVo’s legendary User Experience on low-cost — yet fully featured — Set-top Boxes, and make it readily available to operators in a greater number of markets.

“We are very excited about our partnership with MStar,” said Jakub Gorski, co-founder of Cubiware. “MStar’s capabilities fully complement Cubiware’s IPTV and VOD functions. This will make for an enhanced and exciting offering for our customers and partners.”

“We’re pleased and feel confident on the start of a very promising partnership between both companies,” said Dennis Lai, Sales VP of set-top box Business Unit at MStar. “Through the cooperation, we will deliver the most optimized platform and enable operators to provide richer and advanced TV experience to viewers in the world.”