httv announces the availability of httvLink for Broadcom chipsets

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
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PARIS — At the occasion of the IBC 2013, httv announces the availability of “httvLink” for Broadcom chipsets to provide an advanced and cost effective HbbTV solution for the free to air and pay-TV market.

httvLink is an Open Middleware for connected TV receivers. It is based on Linux and HTML5. Fully compatible with HbbTV, the growing standard for connected TV, httvLink offers advanced features such as multi-screen, TV portal applications, user profile, distribution of content within the home, non-linear TV services (VOD, catch-up TV and Push VOD), enhanced EPG, web browsing and multi-source media playback. It is available for all TV platforms: from pure broadcast (DVB-T/T2/ S/S2/ C front-ends) to pure IP (IPTV, OTT) and hybrid.

httvLink is available for integration with Broadcom’s BCM7231 chipset and can be extended to a full range of Broadcom chipsets, including the BCM7362 and BCM7563, to address all market needs. The availability of httvLink software for Broadcom chipsets will enable manufacturers and operators to provide powerful connected-TV platforms for mass production.

“We are glad to implement our feature full httvLink software for Broadcom’s powerful chipsets,” says Regis Saint Girons, httv’s CEO. He added, “This combination can provide next year’s mass market platform for Hybrid and OTT services in Free to Air as well as PayTV networks.”

“Broadcom’s high definition, high-performance IP set-top box solutions deliver IP entertainment services in a cost-conscious and compact package,” said Rich Nelson, Broadcom Senior Vice President, Broadband Communications Group. “Combined with advanced open middleware such as httv’s httvLink, Broadcom’s chipsets allow operators to effectively expand advanced interactive digital and IPTV services.”

The httvLink solution will be showcase at IBC 2013, on httv booth 5.B18.