Vewd and Bitrouter offer integrated ATSC 3.0 software solution

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Vewd Integrates BitRouter’s ATSC 3.0 Receiver in Vewd OS and Vewd Core

  • Premiering at CES, the turnkey software solution accelerates time to market for manufacturers to launch devices ready for NEXTGEN TV

LAS VEGAS — Vewd, the leading provider of OTT and Hybrid TV software solutions, has partnered with BitRouter, a leading provider of software for terrestrial, IP, cable, satellite and mobile receivers, to pre-integrate BitRouter’s ATSC 3.0 and ATSC 1.0 receiver software package, ATSC3pak, in the Vewd OS and Vewd Core. The joint offering allows TV and set-top box manufacturers to launch hybrid TV devices supporting NEXTGEN TV, beginning in 2020.

NEXTGEN TV, the market name for ATSC 3.0-enabled devices, will provide 4K broadcast over-the-air, in addition to other IP-delivered functionality like addressable TV. Globally, Hybrid TV already enjoys strong market uptake. The HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) standard allows viewers in more than 37 countries to enjoy interactive services over linear broadcast.

“Combining our ATSC3pak with Vewd’s software suite creates a market-ready platform with best-in-class features and reliability,” said Gopal Miglani, President and Founder of BitRouter. “Our joint solution empowers manufacturers to target this next big 500 million-plus unit opportunity with minimum upfront investment.”

Vewd OS provides a world-class, silicon-to-content software platform featuring an easily customizable or fully turnkey user experience for smart TVs that addresses all critical market features, including ATSC 3.0. Vewd’s relationship with the global content market ensures that manufacturers can offer highly desirable pre-integrated premium OTT content, complete with a search and discovery experience.

“We are pleased to expand the reach of Vewd OS and Vewd Core into the ATSC 3.0 market by pre-integrating with BitRouter’s ATSC3pak,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO of Vewd. “BitRouter is an industry leader in US TV receiver software stacks, and we share a common vision of advancing free-to-air TV in the US, similar to the shift that we’ve helped shape in Europe. In an age of cord cutters and cord nevers, Vewd and BitRouter have created a solution that will fulfill the promise of NEXTGEN TV.”

Vewd at CES

To learn more about our turnkey solution with BitRouter, please visit the Vewd booth (#18026) in the LVCC Central Hall.

BitRouter at CES

To learn more about our turnkey solution with Vewd, please visit BitRouter in Suite 312 at the Westgate Resort attached to the Las Vegas Convention Center.