Excaf Telecom selects HTTV's Hybrid TVOS to power DVB-T2 STBsWednesday, September 10th, 2014
EXCAF TELECOM selects HTTV’s Hybrid TVOS to power their DVB-T2 STBs for the Analogue Switch-Off in Senegal
Excaf Telecom Group, the DTT operator in charge of the Analogue Switch Off in Senegal, has signed a contract with HTTV for the deployment of up to 1 million Set-Top Boxes. Excaf’s DVB-T2 platform will enable the population of Senegal to access Free to Air and Pay TV content over newly digitalized DTT signal.
The Excaf Telecom Group is the first operator in French speaking Africa to manage the Analogue Switch Off decided by the UAT (African countries organization for telecoms) and to launch a pay TV business on the newly freed DTT spectrum.
The versatile HTTV Hybrid TV operating system will give the opportunity to extend traditional TV services with interactive HbbTV services and On Demand content. It will increase the value of the Excaf platform and guarantee its future proofness.
The STB’s of Excaf Telecom Group is based on STMicroelectronics’ STiH253 new DVB-T2 chipset and secured by Conax for the Conditional Access.
“We are proud to have been chosen by Excaf Telecom Group for Senegal’s Digital switch-off” says Régis Saint Girons, httv’s CEO. He added “By reducing development cost and time to market, our first class HbbTV platform offers a cost effective and future proof solution for all African countries planning to do their Analog Switch Off”
“For this analogue switch-off in Senegal, it was key for us to choose a reliable, mature and cost-effective solution to create value-added services for our subscribers. HTTV’s Hybrid Television operating system perfectly answered this expectation and we are very satisfied with our collaboration” says Mr. Sidy Diagne, managing director of the Excaf Telecom Group.