MobiTV Unveils Integrated Multiscreen, In-Home Android Digital Entertainment
Solution at IBC 2013
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
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.
"LeveragingMarvell'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
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
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'sdiverse product portfolioaligns 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 toalways 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
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 visitwww.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
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