httv and Sigma Designs partner to deliver HbbTV solution at the IP&TV World Forum 2012

Thursday, March 15th, 2012
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PARIS — At the occasion of the IP&TV World Forum 2012 in London, httv, the end to end iTV solutions provider, announces the implementation of its httvBOX middleware STB turnkey solution on Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM) chipsets, to provide an advanced and cost effective solution for the hybrid market. Sigma Designs will showcase “httvBOX” on its booth during the show.

httvBox from httv is an embedded software solution for connected TVs and STBs available for all TV distribution platforms: from pure broadcast (DVB-T/T2/ S/S2/ C front-ends) to pure IP (IPTV, OTT) and hybrid, including both. It offers an extensive range of features such as an innovative User based profile UI (adult vs. kids UI) and complete nonlinear TV services (Push-VOD, catch-up TV) as well as an enhanced EPG, personalized video mosaic.

The interactivity of this httvBOX is powered by the HbbTV fast growing European standard (Hybrid broadcast broadband TV). Member of the HbbTV consortium, httv has been very involved in the development of the standard and has become a leading provider of HbbTV solutions.

httv is bringing its HbbTV expertise to Sigma Designs by operating the first implementation of the standard on Sigma’s SMP8670 chipset.

Sylvain Riviere, Global Sales Director from Sigma Designs declared: “httvBox is not only an HbbTV stack but it is a complete and fully integrated solution hybrid STB compliant with the HbbTV standard. It will give to Sigma Designs’ STB manufacturers, Broadcasters and Retailers addressing European market a very cost effective and efficient ready to deploy Hybrid solution.”

“With the porting of SMP 8670, httvBox is now widely available confirming our position as a leading set top boxes firmware provider” declares Philippe Tommasi – Director of EMEA sales, “Sigma’s unique positioning on home connected devices, IP and video brings a unique advantage to httv’s deployment plans”

Sigma Designs will showcase an “httvBOX” during the IPTV world forum 2012 on its booth 227.

httv will showcase an end to end HbbTV platform (from head-end to the Set top Box) on its booth n°25 in the National hall.