-- Company Stakes Leadership Position in TV Everywhere with the First Solution to Unify Android Set-Top Box and Non-Traditional Device Capabilities
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC (Connected World Hall 14, Booth 160) -- MobiTV, a global leader in enabling delivery of live and on-demand true TV everywhere, today announced the extension of its end-to-end, cloud-based multiscreen platform to include the Android set-top box entertainment experience. The introduction signals a leadership position for MobiTV in TV Everywhere by being the first to deliver high-quality, secure HD content across Android set-top boxes and non-traditional devices. The solution leverages long-term strategic top-tier partnerships with Marvell Semiconductor (NASDAQ: MRVL), EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) and Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) to address the demand for secure content delivery, while building upon MobiTV's connected media solution for viewing across multiple devices inside and outside the home.
"The definition of entertainment in and out of the home has changed," said Charlie Nooney, CEO at MobiTV. "We see a great opportunity to leverage the rich app development within the Android ecosystem to create a personalized experience across screens and address growing consumer demand for a true TV everywhere solution. Our top-tier partners and Android expertise will give service providers the added advantage to go to market with and ultimately lead to an improved, more seamless end user experience."
MobiTV's cloud-based platform is designed to meet the industry's highest security standards for the delivery and distribution of content across multiple screens in a cost-effective and scalable manner. When integrated into the EchoStar set-top box via Marvell's award-winning ARMADA® 1500 family of HD media processors, MobiTV's DRM agent helps solve the complexity of delivering video across networks, operating systems and devices while managing associated rights for a scalable deployment and consistent end user experience.
"Leveraging Marvell's award-winning ARMADA 1500 family of HD media processors, MobiTV ensures our customers always enjoy the highest level of security and viewing experience, while reducing our time to market," said Winston Chen, vice president of Smart Home Business Unit at Marvell. "It's important to be nimble in this rapidly changing industry, and MobiTV helps us deliver a true TV everywhere solution with minimal time and resource investment."
MobiTV's connected media solution also efficiently optimizes for network conditions to address growing bandwidth constraints in the home. Its platform is centered on the user, rather than the device, to ensure a consistent experience across platforms. Users can pause and resume both live and Video-on-Demand (VoD) on any non-traditional device including smartphones, tablets, PCs and set-top boxes seamlessly.
"As consumers' expectations surrounding an anytime, anywhere multiscreen entertainment experience evolve, it is more important than ever for set-top box manufacturers to deliver a single solution that can be easily installed and remotely managed, while offering a consistent interface across all connected devices," said Mark Jackson, President at EchoStar Technologies. "MobiTV's end-to-end platform with DRM support made it a natural choice as we look to deliver the next-generation of digital entertainment in the most cost-effective and time-efficient manner."
As an industry leader, MobiTV has recognized the growing importance behind leveraging an inclusive ecosystem of top-tier partners. The strategic alignment with Marvell, EchoStar and Harmonic is one that brings years of expertise in areas that are crucial to the timely and scalable deployment of a true TV everywhere solution. Beyond the MobiTV platform itself, the company now can offer with it an ecosystem made up of the best-of-breed partners to efficiently bring solutions to market.
"By partnering with MobiTV, we worked hand-in-hand utilizing the interoperability, performance and reliability of our live ProMedia transcoder to deploy the seamless out-of-home experience for a major European Tier 1 operator's exciting IPTV and OTT system," said Thierry Fautier, vice president, solutions and strategy at Harmonic. "We look forward to being a long-term partner of MobiTV's and to collaborating to innovate and deliver the next generation of true TV everywhere."
If you're interested in viewing the latest technical enhancements to MobiTV's cloud-based true TV everywhere solution, please visit MobiTV's IBC Booth in Connected World Hall 14, Booth 160. Additional information is also available at www.mobitv.com.
MobiTV is a global leader in delivering live and on-demand video to any screen, connecting media reliably and securely anytime, anywhere, on any device. The company's end-to-end platform delivers a true TV everywhere experience that helps service providers reduce time to market and control costs associated with the deployment and operation of high concurrency, multiple platform services. MobiTV's connected media solutions solve the complexity of delivering video across networks, operating systems and devices while managing associated rights. The company efficiently optimizes for network conditions to deliver multiscreen media services that center on empowering the viewer. MobiTV's connected media solutions are tailored for IPTV operators, as well as mobile TV and over-the-top customers including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, T-Mobile, TELUS, US Cellular, and Verizon among others.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell's diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world's most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.
As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.Marvell.com.
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite operations and video delivery solutions. EchoStar's wholly-owned subsidiary, Hughes, is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband services, delivering network technologies and managed services for enterprise and government customers in more than 100 countries.
Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional business units world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for nearly 30 years, consistently delivering value for customers, partners and investors through innovation and outstanding quality. EchoStar's contribution to video technology continues to have a major influence on the way consumers view, receive and manage TV programming.
EchoStar's consumer solutions include HughesNet®, North America's #1 high-speed satellite Internet service, Sling Media's Slingbox® products, and EchoStar's line of set-top box products for the free-to-air satellite and terrestrial markets. For more information, please visit www.EchoStar.com.
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company's production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.