Wyplay Frog to be pre-integrated on ALi STB SoCs

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
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ALi chipsets pre-integrated with Wyplay Frog Turnkey Solution enabled on Skyworth Set-top Boxes

MARSEILLE – France, SHENZHEN – China & TAIPEI – Taiwan — ALi Corporation, a leading innovator and developer of set-top box chipsets, and Wyplay, a creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, today announced their collaboration to have Wyplay’s Frog Turnkey solution pre-integrated on ALi’s STB SoC. The partnership solution aims to benefit STB manufacturers with accelerated time-to-market and cost advantages to enable pay-TV operators to offer innovative user experiences and differentiating value-added services. Skyworth Digital, a tier-1 STB solution provider with customers in more than 90 countries, will be one of the first to offer the complete solution.

Based on the core components available through Wyplay’s Frog open source model, the Frog Turnkey solution packs all features required for traditional linear broadcast TV consumption, on-demand contents, applications distributed over the Internet, backend components and a modern user experience. With the Frog Turnkey solution pre-integrated on ALi STB chipsets that deliver outstanding performance, hardware security and a compelling cost structure, the bundled solution is available to STB manufacturers who are members of the Frog Community. Pay-TV operators looking to expand offerings with engaging user experiences and value-added services will be able to benefit from this solution.

“The ALi/Wyplay integration provides a ready-to-use solution enabling advantages in terms of implementation flexibility, development cycle, cost savings and modern user experiences,” said Tony Chang, Chief Operating Officer, ALi Corporation. “The synergy between ALi and Wyplay in addition to our network of ecosystem partners such as Skyworth Digital will enrich the pay-TV industry and serve viewers around the world. The collaboration will help the three companies expand the scale of product deployment worldwide.”

“Frog is the world’s first independent open-source software solution for pay-TV operators,” commented Jacques Bourgninaud, CEO, Wyplay. “The Frog Community brings together a growing number of eco-system partners. We are thrilled to work with ALi Corporation to have the Frog Turnkey solution pre-integrated on ALi STB chipsets. Together, we will enable pay-TV operators around the globe to offer more attractive digital TV experiences with a more affordable business model.”

“With IPTV/OTT content and gaming emerging as key trends in the pay-TV market, there is no better time for this solution to be coming to the market,” said Darrel Haber, Vice General Manager at Skyworth. “Customers of ours already know us for providing efficient and reliable solutions, and this new partnership will further enhance our product portfolio.”

Visitors to IBC 2016, taking place on September 9-13 in Amsterdam, are welcome to a first-hand experience of the bundled solution at ALi’s suites BM 19 & 20, 2F, Hall 1 and Wyplay’s booth A25, Hall 5.