VideoWeb launches new line of low cost OTT set top boxes at IP&TV World Forum

Friday, March 16th, 2012 

VideoWeb, a leading German OTT service provider, launches its new B12 product line of OTT set top boxes for the international markets

KARLSRUHE, Germany — IP&TV World Forum — New B12 platform offers a market proven and low cost STB platform including the latest internet technologies to run state of the art OTT services. B12 includes latest hardware technology and software components like HTML4/5/CE-HTML browser, QT-client, HbbTV, DLNA and an advanced OTT media player. In addition B12 supports latest Hollywood approved streaming technologies (e.g. Smooth Streaming, HLS, BitBand, MPEG-DASH) and market proven DRM solutions like DRM10, PlayReady, HLS-DRM and Secure Media.

The B12 platform already runs over 100 OTT applications like VOD-Services, Catch-Up TV Services, Online Video Recording, IPTV/OTT FreeTV as well as PayTV Services and web-browser functionality.

“Based on our 3 years experience in the consumer electronic market with OTT set top boxes, providing more than 100 OTT applications to our users, B12 is our next generation, low-cost platform for the OEM market”, said Oliver Soellner, VP Business Development of VideoWeb. “The B12 platform is the ideal solution for all OTT companies, which do want to have their own STB product without any worry about technology and to avoid project complexity. Our platform is retail and end user proven and extremely easy to use.”

B12 was designed for fast moving OTT providers and Internet companies. It offers short project cycles, short production lead times and includes lifecycle management, ongoing software maintenance and service updates.