ActiveVideo Unveils 'CloudTV Access' Developer Program to Optimize Next-Gen TV User Experiences

ActiveVideo Unveils 'CloudTV Access' Developer Program to Optimize Next-Gen TV
                               User Experiences

CloudTV Cloud-Rendering Platform Delivers the Same Advanced User Experience to
Any Screen

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ActiveVideo Networks™ today
announced the launch of its "CloudTV Access™" developer program, an initiative
designed to accelerate the design and deployment of advanced HTML5 user
experiences for millions of users on CloudTV™-enabled Smart TVs, set-top boxes
and other CE devices.

The CloudTV Access program leverages the "write-once, deploy-everywhere"
content creation environment of ActiveVideo's CloudTV™ platform to cut app
time-to-market by as much as 80% for connected device manufacturers and
virtual service providers, as well as cable and IPTV operators. Developing on
the CloudTV platform is easy, but the program is designed to help developers
who are experienced with HTML5 development on the Web make the transition to
television while providing them with the CloudTV tools and resources needed to
quickly create cross-platform HTML5 user experiences that can be scalably
streamed to any device.

CloudTV is the best-performing, lowest-cost platform for the multiscreen
delivery of advanced user interfaces. The latest version, CloudTV H5™,
leverages HTML5 browsers in remote servers to render the most advanced user
experiences in the cloud and stream them uniformly to connected TVs, Blu-ray
players, tablets and smartphones, as well as set-top boxes ranging from the
oldest QAM- to the newest IP-based devices.

ActiveVideo Networks will highlight the features of CloudTV H5 and the CloudTV
Access program during a special presentation as part of the Developer
University at the 2013 CES. The ActiveVideo presentation will be conducted
from 11:30 – Noon on Thursday, January 10 in Room S228 of the Las Vegas
Convention Center.

"Our ability to create the ideal mix of device and cloud resources has
resulted in a platform that completely changes the economics of television
content creation," said David McElhatten, senior vice president, studio and
services for ActiveVideo Networks. "CloudTV H5 ensures that developers have
the fastest-possible development environment for rich, low-bandwidth user
experiences on any Smart TV, connected device or STB."

A two-stage program, the CloudTV Access program begins with consultation
sessions between the developer and the ActiveVideo development team and access
to development tools and services, APIs and JavaScript libraries, as well as
assistance in creating an initial application as specified by the developer.
Partners who continue with the program receive priority access to new releases
and tools, preferred roles at ActiveVideo developer gatherings, access to the
CloudTV Premium Development Kit, and the opportunity for their apps to be
showcased at trade shows and other public ActiveVideo events. More information
and registration materials for the CloudTV Access program are available at
Developer.ActiveVideo.com

CloudTV is available on more than 10 million devices in the United States and
abroad with Cablevision Systems, Ziggo, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and other
operators, as well as on Philips-brand NetTVs, and is powering advanced user
experiences for Net2TV, a virtual service provider. ActiveVideo also has
announced that Comcast is using CloudTV in an enhanced video-on-demand (VOD)
user experience trial.

About ActiveVideo Networks
ActiveVideo Networks™ is the premier platform provider for user experiences
that are processed in the cloud and streamed with low latency and high
scalability to any connected consumer device. ActiveVideo's CloudTV™ platform
is the best-performing, lowest-cost platform for the multiscreen delivery of
advanced user interfaces, increasing flexibility, reducing costs and
shortening time-to-market for user experiences on Smart TVs, QAM and IP
set-top boxes and CI Plus televisions. CloudTV places the intelligence in the
network, not the device, powering an open development and publishing
environment for content creators, service providers, and CE manufacturers to
quickly and easily create new experiences for viewers. 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.

SOURCE ActiveVideo Networks

Website: http://www.activevideo.com
Contact: Paul Schneider, PSPR, Inc. for ActiveVideo Networks, +1-215-817-4384,
pspr@att.net
 
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