Skyworth partners with SERAPHIC to launch Android HbbTV smart TVs

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Skyworth, a pioneer in big-screen Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) and a leading global television brand, expands its partnership with SERAPHIC Information Technology, global market leader in TV-centered technologies, by adopting SERAPHIC’s Sraf Android HbbTV solution to launch Android TV based smart TVs in Europe.

Based on the latest HbbTV 2 technologies, Sraf Android HbbTV solution can flexibly meet various HbbTV 2 specification requirements across regions. Meanwhile, by leveraging the standard Android framework components including TIF, MediaCodec and MediaDRM as well as LiveTV applications, it has less dependence on low-level hardware system and is able to support fast integration and mass deployment of HbbTV 2 feature sets.

By adopting SERAPHIC’s Android HbbTV solution, Skyworth reuses its technical accumulation for HbbTV and achieves very short time-to-market with less risks. With Skyworth’s Android TV based TV products, end users can enjoy an easy access to rich content and services from HbbTV world.

Zhilong Hou, Vice Dean R&D Center Software Institute at Skyworth, commented, “We are glad to co-work with SERAPHIC on Android HbbTV products. SERAPHIC’s strong technical support and rich experience in HbbTV deployment as well as close collaboration with SoC vendors will be a big plus for us. We look forward to providing the best entertainment service for our end consumers.”

Xinwen Xue, VP Product Management at SERAPHIC, commented, “SERAPHIC is proud to work as a strong partner of Skyworth. We believe that Android TV, though with special and strict technical specification requirements, is a good alternative smart TV platform and application eco-system. SERAPHIC will continue to leverage our strength in hybrid TV field and empower more Android TV devices with the latest HbbTV 2 capacity.”