Ocean Blue launches 'Horizon' HbbTV solution at TV Connect 2013

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 
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BRISTOL, UK — Ocean Blue, a specialist provider of connected software solutions is pleased to announce the launch of their ‘Horizon’ solution at TV Connect, the global connected entertainment event, in London this week (19th-21st March.)

‘Horizon’ HbbTV middleware will enable manufacturers and operators to provide set top boxes and iDTVs with full Connected TV functionality, allowing access to sites such as You Tube, Flickr and local catch up services; via a consistent User Interface (UI) and sitting alongside the linear broadcast.

“Ocean Blue is an active supporter of the HbbTV standard and our development of a fully compliant solution comes at an exciting time for us, particularly when HbbTV is emerging as the dominant platform to unite broadcast and connected TV,” said Paul Martin, CEO of Ocean Blue.

Ocean Blue’s Connected TV software is modular by design and includes the Sunrise DVB stack which is browser agnostic and already ported to work with ACCESS and Opera. In addition to the Horizon HbbTV software, it also includes Ocean Blue’s CI Plus module.

Ocean Blue will showcase its ‘Horizon’ connected TV solution at booth #191.