ABOX42 showcases KabelKiosk HbbTV STB at ANGA Cable 2012

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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  • ABOX42’s showcases at Anga Cable 2012 the HbbTV based OTT service of Eutelsat KabelKiosk on the innovative and price competitive IP set top box Platform B12 with the aim to bring the IP based service to any TV screen of Network operators as add on to linear TV offerings
  • Market proven next generation IP & OTT box B12 delivers as “choice upgrader” latest Smart TV functionality and IP contents as a real option for all cable operators as an easy way to enable OTT services for all existing customers

KARLSRUHE, Germany — ABOX42 showcases its IP OTT platform “B12” which can be easily integrated into traditional cable infrastructures, at ANGA Cable 2012. The innovative OTT solution “KabelKiosk choice” from Eutelsat with a variety of OTT services (e.g. VOD, program guide, app portal) designed and developed for network operators, is presented as showcase on the ABOX42 IP platform “B12” under the marketing name “choice upgrader”. The B12 platform is the ideal solution for all network operators and new OTT service providers, which do want to get full control over the user experience of its customers by providing an own OTT set top box as enabler for new OTT services and business models. This way a network operator can easily upgrade all existing customers (digital and analog TV watchers) with new OTT services such as Catch-Up TV, Video On Demand and many more.

The convergence of traditional cable networks and new IP Services offers a huge challenge for network operators. ABOX42’s platform concept was launched with the Smart TV upgrade box VideoWeb TV which offers a market proven and low cost STB platform including the latest internet technologies to run over 100 different OTT services. B12 was designed for fast moving OTT providers, Internet companies and cable operators, which want to roll out interactive services and new business models based on latest internet technologies. It offers short project cycles, short production lead times and includes lifecycle management, ongoing software maintenance and service updates.

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 SecureMedia.

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 OTT PayTV services and web-browser functionality.

“Based on our 3 years experience in the consumer electronic market with OTT set top boxes like Smart TV trendsetting VideoWeb TV and running more than 100 OTT services on our STBs, B12 is our next generation, low-cost platform for the OEM market”, said Oliver Soellner, VP Business Development EMEA of ABOX42 GmbH. “Interactive TV, OTT PayTV, media portals, digital content, Blockbuster per VideoOnDemand, multiple applications and services via Internet are right a huge business opportunity for cable operators.”

“Our objective is to offer and to enable our innovative Hybrid-TV portal KabelKiosk choice on a variety of end devices. We are very pleased to present the ABOX42 B12 platform as “choice upgrader” and therewith to enable our customers to be connected with our interactive services based on HbbTV. With the long experience of VideoWeb the ABOX42 platform is the perfect complement for the KabelKiosk choice service”, said Martina Rutenbeck, Managing Director of Eutelsat Services & Beteiligungen GmbH.

The ABOX42 show case of “KabelKiosk choice” will be shown at the Eutelsat visAvision booth 10.2/H11 at ANGA Cable 2012.

ABOX42 products will be shown at the VideoWeb Stand on the “Deutsche TV Platform” booth in the foyer of ANGA 2012.