Altibox to use Sixty for STB UI development

Monday, March 14th, 2016
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Sixty Signs Partnership Agreement with Altibox to Help Develop Next Generation Cloud-based STB/PVR

BERGEN, Norway — TV experience company Sixty has announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Altibox which will see Sixty apply its expertise and experience to support the development of Altibox’s latest generation set-top box (STB). The agreement further extends a decade-long working relationship between the two companies.

“We have been working with Altibox for almost a decade and we’ve played a key role in shaping all their designs for TV and multimedia. The new Altibox STB marks an important milestone for both Altibox and Sixty”, said Kjetil Horneland, CEO of Sixty.

Altibox is a pioneer in IPTV deployment, having developed a multi-vendor TV platform that successfully delivers services to over 500,000 set-top boxes and to a wide range of Android and iOS devices as well as personal computers.

The announcement follows the disclosure by Altibox that Huawei will provide a new cloud-based TV infrastructure to support Altibox’s set-top boxes.

“Sixty is unique to our industry in the way they combine experts from different fields of television to be able to meet the ever-evolving demands of our customers,” said Øyvind Lundbakk, Product Director at Altibox. “Working with Sixty on design and user interface implementation is important to us because they have the pool of expertise that we believe is needed to keep up with consumers’ constant quest for innovation and their desire to be engaged with content in a multi-screen environment.”

“We are delighted that Altibox has selected Sixty for our design services and the Ease Framework for their further development of set-top-box user interfaces,” said Horneland. “We believe that great product development happens as a result of combining consumer understanding on the one hand and the knowledge and experience of vendors on the other. This cloud-based solution holds significant potential to allow powerful innovation and to support the continuing development of the future of television.”