Dune HD and MWare Deliver End-to-End IPTV Solution for Content Providers

Monday, September 10th, 2012
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New Partnership Provides Flexible, Scalable One Stop Shop to Deliver Multiscreen Content

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS and BERLIN — IBC 2012 — A new partnership announced today between Dune HD and MWare Solutions will make it easier for content providers and operators to deliver IPTV programming to subscribers and monetize their assets. Through a combination of Dune HD’s award winning set-top box hardware and MWare’s end-to-end IPTV platform, content providers will benefit from a simple, flexible and scalable solution that makes it easy to provide multiscreen content to their subscribers.

The combined solution is demonstrated on Dune HD’s stand at IBC2012 this week, Hall 14, Stand 14.104, from September 7-11. It is soon to be deployed by multiple content aggregators, providing a robust and feature-rich Over The Top (OTT) implementation that covers both live and catch-up programming. MWare chose to work with Dune HD due to the strengths of its technology, proven innovation (including support for HTML5) and European base, resulting in a close working relationship that speeds up new developments.

The partnership with MWare is an integral part of the new Dune HD new global strategy to provide its proven product range to operators and content providers. Building on its world-leading position in home media players and set-top boxes, Dune HD’s technology is now available through a growing partner network, direct to operators, and through the Dune HD existing retail channel spanning 60 countries. The Dune HD technology allows content providers to seamlessly deliver programming to consumers, increasing revenues through the feature-rich, powerful Dune HD range.

Dune HD has an established global user base of its award-winning products, whereby operators benefit from a proven, available solution with an innovative range of features, customizable interface and a small form factor. The extensive Dune HD range includes entry-level IPTV players and middle/high-level models with support for Blu-ray and Digital TV (Satellite/Cable/TV). This flexibility allows operators and content providers to choose the best solution for their particular needs, backed by the company’s dedicated engineering team.

MWare Solutions provides a full, end-to-end IPTV solution based on a modular design and strong partnership approach. Its platform spans encoding, distribution, middleware, user interface and set-top boxes, combined with custom development and ongoing support that removes complexity from the content delivery process. Through its partnerships with best of breed providers such as Dune HD, coupled with its extensive experience, MWare is able to implement solutions quickly (typically in 4-6 weeks), delivering faster ongoing revenues for content providers.

“With more and more consumers using IPTV content, providers have the perfect opportunity to reach a growing audience, monetize their programming and build successful businesses,” said Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO, Dune HD. “However, to achieve this they need to work with providers that deliver an end-to-end solution that is tailored to their requirements — our partnership with MWare makes content delivery seamless — from studio to living room, whatever device they want to watch on.”

“Providers just want to get content out to their customers, without having to worry about technical complexity,” said Sander Kerstens, CEO, MWare. “Our approach makes content delivery simple by partnering with leading vendors such as Dune HD and wrapping their technology into a single, flexible solution designed to fit the content provider’s individual needs. Dune HD’s track record of innovation and strong engineering team makes them the perfect partner for both ourselves and our customers.”