PARIS, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the occasion of the IBC 2013, httv announces the availability of "httvLink" for Broadcom chipsets to provide an advanced and cost effective HbbTV solution for the free to air and pay-TV market.
httvLink is an Open Middleware for connected TV receivers. It is based on Linux and HTML5. Fully compatible with HbbTV, the growing standard for connected TV, httvLink offers advanced features such as multi-screen, TV portal applications, user profile, distribution of content within the home, non-linear TV services (VOD, catch-up TV and Push VOD), enhanced EPG, web browsing and multi-source media playback. It is available for all TV platforms: from pure broadcast (DVB-T/T2/ S/S2/ C front-ends) to pure IP (IPTV, OTT) and hybrid.
httvLink is available for integration with Broadcom's BCM7231 chipset and can be extended to a full range of Broadcom chipsets, including the BCM7362 and BCM7563, to address all market needs. The availability of httvLink software for Broadcom chipsets will enable manufacturers and operators to provide powerful connected-TV platforms for mass production.
"We are glad to implement our feature full httvLink software for Broadcom's powerful chipsets," says Regis Saint Girons, httv's CEO. He added, "This combination can provide next year's mass market platform for Hybrid and OTT services in Free to Air as well as PayTV networks."
"Broadcom's high definition, high-performance IP set-top box solutions deliver IP entertainment services in a cost-conscious and compact package," said Rich Nelson, Broadcom Senior Vice President, Broadband Communications Group. "Combined with advanced open middleware such as httv's httvLink, Broadcom's chipsets allow operators to effectively expand advanced interactive digital and IPTV services."
The httvLink solution will be showcase at IBC 2013, on httv booth 5.B18.
httv is a leading international software solutions provider for interactive digital TV. The company develops solutions for TV operators and set top boxes that enable the setup of connected TV services: Push VOD, catch-up TV, personalized mosaic, electronic program guides.... httv's products are used by major players of the TV ecosystem: Astra, Digiturk, Etisalat, Eutelsat, France Television, Irdeto, KPN, Nagra, NTV+, Reliance, Sky Italia,TDF, Televes, TF1, UPC.httv offers httvLink an open middleware for connected TV receivers: DVB-T/T2/S/S2/C, IPTV and hybrid networks. httvLink implements HTML5 and HbbTV standard, the European standard for connected TV, as well as the software layer for advanced STB. httv also markets the head-end equipment necessary for the implementation of interactive services (EIT & HbbTV datacasting, mosaic builder...).
httv is deeply committed to the success of the HbbTV standard. Its CEO is the co-marketing chairman of the HbbTV association and the president of the HD Forum, the association who created the specification of the TNT 2.0 project for the French DTT.