Jiuzhou to deploy 1 million Frog by Wyplay IPTV STBs in Brazil

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Jiuzhou & Wyplay materialize their successful partnership in Latin America.

  • First operator customer for a Frog Scaling Partner in Latin America
  • Set-Top Box solution developed and integrated by Jiuzhou based on Frog by Wyplay client middleware
  • 1 million IPTV STB units to be deployed

MARSEILLE, France, and SHENZHEN, China — Shenzhen Jiuzhou Electric Co.,Ltd (Jiuzhou), a leading Chinese Set-Top Box manufacturer and Wyplay, software solutions provider for the pay-TV ecosystem, announced today the success of their close business relationship in the context of the Frog by Wyplay Community, with the closing of a commercial contract with a major IPTV wholesale operator in Brazil for devices and services relying on the Frog solution.

Jiuzhou is one the first Licensees of the Frog shared-source initiative, and is acting as an STB integrator for Frog, becoming one of Wyplay’s preferred Scaling Partners and STB OEM for deployment of its middleware. As part of the Frog offer, Jiuzhou’s engineering teams benefit from training and support services by Wyplay on the generic Frog solution, including on-site trainings with Wyplay’s experts at Jiuzhou’s Shenzhen R&D facility.

“The combination of Jiuzhou STBs with the Frog solution is able to power future-proof Pay-TV services for the Chinese, Latam and emerging markets” said Huang Wei, Jiuzhou VP. “Through the Frog initiative, Jiuzhou gains a major account in Brazil, with the aim to deploy 1 million IPTV STB units by end 2015 with advanced features like: HTML5 User Interface, network Personal Video Recorder (nPVR), Video on Demand and Applications Store.”

“Jiuzhou’s success with this Brazilian wholesale operator demonstrates that collaborating within the Frog Community allows our Licensees -and more specifically our Scaling Partners- to address differently pay-TV operators, relying on Frog’s leading edge capabilities” explains Jacques Bourgninaud, Wyplay CEO. “Jiuzhou is one of our key community members, and we are sure that more opportunities will materialize thanks to our collaboration that spans training, support, joint promotion and tendering.”