httv partners with SMIT over HbbTV

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
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PARIS — httv, the France-based solutions provider for Digital TV proclaims the integration of its new STB turnkey solution, named “httvBOX”, on SMiT’s STB to offer an advanced and cost effective solution for hybrid market.

“httvBox” is an embedded software solution for connected TVs and STBs. that httv will be demonstrating at the IBC 2011 in Amsterdam. It is available for all TV distribution platforms: from pure broadcast (DVB-T/T2/S/S2/C front-ends) to pure IP (IPTV, OTT) and hybrids including both.

The interactivity is powered by the HbbTV fast growing European standard (Hybrid broadcast broadband TV). As an open ecosystem, it ensures a wide community of developers and an existing portfolio of applications deployed on HbbTV compliant STBs and connected TVs.

“httvBox” is available on SMIT STB product based on STMicroelectronics system on Chip. It offers an extensive range of features such as: User based profile UI (adult vs. kids UI), nonlinear TV services (Push-VOD, catch-up TV), enhanced EPG, Etc.

It also offers advanced UI fast zapping, PVR features, video mosaic and value-added services like social networking and other interactive TV applications. “httvBox” is also an advanced media center supporting most formats and codecs for video, pictures and music.

Jean-Christophe Jubin, httv’s marketing and sales Director declared “With SMIT STB powered by the httvBox solution, we can offer the hybrid market a platform with advanced functionalities at a very competitive price. By using the HbbTV standard for interactivity, we can offer our customers the guarantee of benefiting from an existing community of application developers.

Stephen Ho, General Manager and Vice president of Shenzhen State Micro Technology (SMiT) said “thanks to several years of experience in the pay-tv field, SMiT has become an expert provider of traditional CAM product and Various functional Set-top-box.” He added” I do believe that this cooperation with httv, gives us every chances to win more market shares, especially on HbbTV products.”

Our STB turnkey solution will be demonstrated at the IBC on httv’s booth 4.C60 (Hall 4).