Inview and SecureMedia Collaborate on Ãœber-Lightweight Interactive Digital TV PlatformFriday, September 10th, 2010
Innovative small footprint platform and EPG offers viewers a wealth of broadcast and internet programming, OTT services and premium content protected by the award-winning Encryptonite ONE™ System
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — IBC 2010 — SecureMedia, a Motorola (NYSE: MOT) Company and the most experienced provider of content protection software for secure video and multimedia delivery over IP networks and Inview Technology Limited, a pioneering creator of interactive services for terrestrial broadcast TV and the developer of the most popular on-screen guide for the FreeView platform with over 9 million subscribers, announced today the development, demonstration and calendar launch of NEELiX, a new high performance Interactive TV Service / Platform for IP connected TVs and set-top boxes protected by SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE™ Digital Media Security System.
Specifically engineered for resource constrained environments, NEELiX incorporates a fully integrated EPG, media browser and personal schedule tool designed with convenience in mind. A recommendation engine searches out broadcast and internet content that is relevant to individual user viewing profiles, viewing history, friend’s recommendations and video ranking. It also boasts a wide range of widget applications that provide easy access to internet content including video streaming, instant messaging, news and weather reports, online radio and secure On Demand TV without having to use a browser or search engines.
Inview has designed NEELiX to be an evolving service and content delivery platform. Additional widgets will become available over time and NEELiX software development kits will enable third parties to create their own widgets, which subject to approval, can be launched into the system. Also, upon launch, NEELiX offers unique advertising opportunities, with a constant on-screen ad presence every time the user switches channel or uses the remote control.
Inview has developed content relationships with key international and regional partners, enabling them to deliver compelling and engaging content associated with leading Internet brands as well as premium entertainment from Hollywood and International Studios protected by SecureMedia’s Encryptonite ONE™ System.
Unveiling in SecureMedia’s Stand at IBC 2010 Connected World, Stand 301 Hall 9, the Inview NEELiX Interactive Digital TV Platform will first launch its secure broadcast service in Italy this month followed by IP connected TV’s and set top boxes by the end of the year. Launches in Germany and the UK are planned for early in the New Year, continuing an aggressive EMEA roll out.
Keith Wiggins, Business Development Director for Inview said “The Inview approach is unique; NEELiX is a revolutionary platform that will enable us to bring secure IP connected products to the mass market when currently connectivity is only available on high-end, expensive products. We are exceptionally proud of all that NEELiX offers and know that the draw for consumers will be all the value-add features this enables at no extra cost.And we applaud SecureMedia with their Encryptonite ONE™ System and security expertise, to enable us to provide award-winning content protection in such memory constrained environments and allow us access and distribution of today’s leading international studios and network portfolios.”
“SecureMedia has many years of expertise in the area of providing digital content security in resource constrained environments and today continues to spearhead content security innovations on new and exciting platforms and unique methods of digital media distribution. We are excited to collaborate in this revolutionary new venture with Inview to provide cost effective OTT digital entertainment services to the mass market”, said Fred Ellis, General Manager, SecureMedia, a Motorola Company. “Accomplishing our mission of ‘Enabling Entertainment Everywhere,’ means to all devices, including those that are resource constrained. NEELiX is further confirmation of our ability and commitment to execute on this.” added Ellis.
The award-winning Encryptonite ONE™ System is today’s proven multi-format, multi-platform DRM software solution that provides the highest levels of digital content security while offering operational efficiencies and extended value. Approved by all major film studios and TV broadcasters, the Encryptonite ONE System allows telcos, service providers, broadband and cable operators to acquire distribution rights to the most compelling broadcast channels and VOD programming.
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