ActiveVideo Announces General Availability of CloudTV H5; Brings Advanced VOD
Navigation to Any STB
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 22, 2012
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --ActiveVideo Networks™, creators
of CloudTV™, the advanced TV software platform based entirely in the cloud,
today announced the general availability of its CloudTV H5™ platform that can
bring any navigation interface or application written in HTML5 to any digital
set-top box or connected CE device.
The platform, which was introduced at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show,
leverages the flexibility of HTML5 to enable rapid development and delivery of
unsurpassed user experiences to any set-top box or connected device. Using
the platform, multichannel providers can offer rich, animated "iVOD"
experiences that enhance VOD with intelligent search, discovery, and
personalization, creating engagement and driving revenues in a multi-screen
"Bringing intuitive navigation to every set-top box will drive on-demand
success for cable," said Jeff Miller, president and CEO of ActiveVideo
Networks. "Cloud TV H5's offers the enterprise-class performance and the full
TV experience that operators need to enable viewers to quickly find and watch
their favorite content – on their terms, and on any device."
The scalable and battle-tested CloudTV H5™ platform utilizes highly-optimized
HTML5 browser technology running in remote servers to execute and render
complete user experiences in the cloud. The fully-formed user experience is
then streamed to the user's device in a bandwidth-efficient adaptive bit rate
video stream. Subscribers control the experience by using their remote
controls to send key presses to the remote browser, controlling the
application in the same way as they would if it were running locally.
Surprisingly, the latency between a customer key press and the UI response is
This innovative, patented technology makes it possible to create and deliver
pixel-accurate applications and user experiences across any digital set top
box or connected device. In-home device capabilities are irrelevant to the
application designer because the application is fully executed and rendered on
the cloud-based server, making it possible to create complex animations and
functionality without worrying about device capability. CloudTV H5 can render
and stream to thousands of users from a single cloud-based server.
Designed to interface seamlessly with existing cable operator network
infrastructure, the "total cloud" approach can be completely deployed at low
cost without changing or adding a single device in the home, thus achieving
unparalleled service velocity. As television operators move more and more to
a unicast distribution network, they can take advantage of the CloudTV
platform to drive personalized, on-demand video to every customer. CloudTV is
available on approximately 10 million screens in the United States and abroad
with Cablevision Systems, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and other operators, as
well as on Philips-brand NetTVs.
About ActiveVideo Networks
ActiveVideo Networks™ has created CloudTV™,an advanced TV platform for
service providers, based entirely in the network cloud. CloudTV enables the
fast and flexible development and deployment of advanced services and
applications to any home in the footprint. Using the CloudTV platform,
service providers can deliver unicast streams that include navigational
interfaces, live television, advanced advertising, games and other services to
any set-top box, CI+ enabled television, mobile device, and
broadband-connected CE device. ActiveVideo Networks is based in San Jose, CA,
with offices in Los Angeles and Hilversum, the Netherlands. For more
information, visit www.activevideo.com; find us at
www.facebook.com/ActiveVideoNetworks; follow us at
www.twitter.com/activevideo; view our videos at www.youtube.com/AVCloudTV.
SOURCE ActiveVideo Networks
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