KAON joins Frog by Wyplay

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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KAON joins Frog by Wyplay to extend choice and freedom of middleware for its pay TV operators Set-Top Boxes

  • Operators benefit from accelerated time to market
  • Companies collaborating joint business opportunities worldwide

SUNGNAM, Korea and MARSEILLE, France — Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, and Kaon Media Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ : KAON MEDIA), a leading provider of digital set-top-boxes, today announced that KAON has become a Licensee of the Frog shared-source solution and will be acting as a set-top-box Integrator for Frog, effectively becoming a worldwide distributor of Wyplay’s middleware.

The companies will also collaborate at the technical level so that the Frog solution is pre-integrated to KAON’s set-top box products in order to provide an accelerated time to market for convergent services offered by pay TV operators.

Frog is based on Wyplay’s software for client devices and TV operators’ backends, the source code of which is shared among a growing community of more than 60 licensee companies, including chipset vendors, device manufacturers, independent software vendors, software services providers, and operators.

“We have joined the Frog by Wyplay initiative to be able to meet operators’ requirements faster.” said Tom Buhl, Executive Vice President of KAON. “The open and collaborative model that Frog allows will enable us to reach a greater speed to market for custom operator solutions based on our products range and to focus our R&D efforts to continuously deliver technology leadership based on common standards.”

“Since KAON joined the Frog Community, we have had a close business relationship on several operator accounts worldwide.” said Wyplay CEO Jacques Bourgninaud. He added, “We believe that the combination of KAON’s full line-up of STBs from cost effective SD Boxes to advanced 4K UHD Video Gateways with our Frog solution is able to address the most advanced market requirements.”