httv partners with Metalligence over OTTFriday, September 2nd, 2011
httv, the solutions provider for Digital TV, is announcing the integration of its new STB turnkey solution named “httvBOX”, on Metalligence STB, to create an advanced and cost effective solution for OTT.
httvBOX is an embedded software solution for hybrid STB that httv is releasing at the IBC 2011 in Amsterdam. It is integrated on the Metalligence Set top BOX MT2300 (HD/IP/PVR ready). This joint solution is ideal for living rooms or multi-room sharing.
The new box allows access to live video streaming and supports Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) adaptive streaming. It offers advanced UI fast zapping, video on demand and catch-up TV as well as PVR features include time-shifting and tricks mode, video mosaic. It also offers value-added services like social networking and other interactive TV applications. The STB is an advanced media center supporting most formats and codecs for video, pictures and music.
The joint solution is a very competitive and cost-effective response to the growing demand of OTT services or content providers but also from hybrid networks. It targets operators and broadcasters looking to extend their content offering by providing a rich combination of linear, non-linear, and Over-The-Top services to their customers.
Jean-Christophe Jubin, EVP Sales and Marketing at httv declared “the Integration with Metalligence STB brings a new compelling offering to the OTT market. Both companies share the same taste for innovation and for flexibility in order to respond to specific customer requests”. He added “We have generated a lot of interest from prospective clients who are considering our joint solution and several proof of concepts are already in progress.”
Tony Mia, VP of sales and Marketing from Metalligence stated:”httv solution is an amazing convergence of over the top (OTT) video, HD media player and DVB-C/T in Metalligence’s set top box.” he continued, “This fancy solution brings end-user and MSO customers a brand new experience of IPTV, home media player, and free to air DTV products. With strong technology and many years partnership, Metalligence is glad to work with httv to provide the out-standing set-top box solution to customers”
httvBox is also available on different Metalligence STB (DVB-T and DVB-C). Our STB turnkey solution will be demonstrated at the IBC on httv’s booth 4.C60 (Hall 4).