iWedia to integrate DVB and Android software with Ericsson Mediaroom Reach

Friday, September 12th, 2014
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iWedia to Integrate its Comedia DVB Software and ANDROID4TV Framework with Ericsson Mediaroom Reach

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — iWedia today announced that it has integrated its Comedia DVB software and its ANDROID4TV framework with the Ericsson Mediaroom Reach platform and set top box application.

Designed to help service providers deliver next-generation TV Everywhere experiences and services, Ericsson Mediaroom Reach quickly, easily and cost-effectively enables the deployment of video to any device via Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) video streams. The platform features full digital rights management (DRM) protection with root of trust and content protection at all times.

iWedia’s Comedia DVB software uses iWedia’s ANDROID4TV framework to seamlessly extend Android and integrate the Ericsson Mediaroom Reach platform and client application with a range of DVB broadcast TV services enabled by Comedia.

“We are pleased to work with Ericsson to deliver a comprehensive hybrid solution for Android TV set top boxes,” says Hans-Jürgen Désor, CEO of iWedia. “With our Comedia DVB software and ANDROID4TV framework integrated with Ericsson Mediaroom Reach, we can quickly assist Ericsson to deliver a flexible range of Android TV set top boxes powered by Ericsson Mediaroom Reach.”

“Providing access to a comprehensive DVB software pre-integrated with our ABR video platform gives our customers and partners a genuine time-to-market advantage,” says Roz Ho, Vice President of Product at Ericsson Mediaroom. “With this integration, operators can grow their consumer offerings and revenue streams while expanding service footprints beyond traditional TV services.”