DVEO announces TV APP Maker for OTT channels on Roku or Android

Monday, April 17th, 2017
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DVEO Enables Telcos to Create Channels for Roku® and Android™ Set-Top Boxes in Minutes

DVEO®, a well respected supplier to leading telco TV/OTT and cable operators around the world, is now shipping their professional application for creating OTT or IPTV channels on Roku® or Android™ set-top boxes. The TV APP Maker™ will be demonstrated in booth SU5724 at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 24-27.

The TV APP Maker enables anyone to quickly create a private channel icon on any Roku® or Android™ set-top box and obtain a new channelized line-up of content that is served via a DVEO ATLAS™ packaging server. All one does is insert a “code”. Each channel will appear on a “splash home page” with icons and brief descriptions. Private channels are not displayed on the Roku® channel store unless added manually. Once added, however, the channel will be visible thereafter.

“DVEO wants to provide churches, schools, and small Telcos with an inexpensive ‘middleware like’ solution to quickly and easily create a community of viewers,” commented Laszlo Zoltan, Vice President of DVEO. “The TV APP Maker is provided as a means to support anyone who needs less than 2,000 units and does not need a billing system. There are no monthly or annual fees, and no charges to load videos.”

Instead of hiring a software developer, operators simply enter HLS links to videos, then customize the apps with branding — adding logos, video titles, descriptions, pictures, different backgrounds/colors, URLs, etc. Additionally, the APP Maker supports a variety of different backgrounds and type fonts. Users can create, edit, and manage all apps with one software application.

The TV APP Maker relies on DVEO’s ATLAS™ Packaging Server to serve the channels. To groom all streams to the needed resolution and bit rate, DVEO recommends their Brutus™ Telco transcoders.

The software can deliver live or VOD HLS URLs to all Roku® devices from CDNs or other servers. It supports all broadcast resolutions.