ABOX42 integrates STBs with HTML5 TV middleware from Singularity

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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ABOX42 Partners With Singularity to Streamline the Delivery of TV Everywhere Services

KARLSRUHE, Germany — ABOX42, Germany’s leading supplier of OTT, IPTV, and hybrid DVB set-top boxes (STBs), today announced an expanded partnership with Singularity, a leading U.S.-based TV solutions provider. With its smart STB platform, ABOX42 provides pay-TV operators with a powerful hardware and software platform that is integrated with modern HTML5-based TV middleware from Singularity. The joint solution is now available in the U.S., Canada, and South and Central American markets.

“The trends and requirements for watching TV nowadays are changing at a rapid pace. The North American market is facing massive disruption by new service providers and OTT players, and this is forcing many U.S. operators to reshape their TV strategy,” said Matt Ailts, president at Singularity. “By partnering with ABOX42, we are able to provide operators with an all-in-one solution for providing next-generation TV services. The ABOX42 and Singularity solution is both innovative and flexible, offering modern, feature-rich capabilities that allow operators to answer the growing consumer demand for TV on every screen.”

The joint solution from ABOX42 and Singularity supports both IPTV and OTT multiscreen services, with features — such as live, catch-up, restart, and on-demand TV — that are highly desired by consumers around the world. Watching TV anytime, anywhere, on any device is proven to boost viewer satisfaction. According to a recent study by CTAM, 49 percent of cable TV subscribers said the availability of TV Everywhere services makes them feel more positive about their provider.

By delivering IPTV and OTT multiscreen services, operators can stay competitive and keep pace with new technologies in today’s ever-changing pay-TV market. End-users have full control over the video consumption experience on TVs, smartphones, tablets, and other pre-set device environments. Cloud PVR capabilities allow end-users to record TV content and watch it later on any screen. With the catch-up TV feature, viewers can go back as much as 24 hours to watch a program.

“The solution we have created with Singularity offers TV operators a quick and easy integration process in their own environment as well as in the existing environment of end-users,” said Matthias Greve, CEO and founder of ABOX42. “With a future-proof, compelling solution like this, operators and other content providers can reduce churn, gain new customers, and capitalize on new revenue sources.”

The market-proven solution was recently rolled out by Comwave, one of the largest independent ISPs in Canada.

ABOX42 will demonstrate its smart STB solutions at the CTIconnect (U.S. distributor) booth during several upcoming shows, including NCTC WEC 2018 (booth 121) from Feb. 12-13 in San Antonio and WISPAMERICA (booth 200) from March 6-8 in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, ABOX42 will be at Mobile World Congress (hall 5, stand 5.D10) in Barcelona from Feb. 26 to March 1.