Friday, March 16, 2012

Httv and Sigma Designs to deliver HbbTV solution at IP&TV World Forum 2012

PARIS, FRANCE: Httv, an end-to-end ITV solutions provider, announced the integration of its httvBOX middleware STB turnkey solution with Sigma Designs' chipset. The httvBOX, on display at Sigma Designs' booth (#277) at the IP&TV World Forum, provides an advanced and cost-effective solution for the hybrid market.

HttvBox is an embedded software solution for connected TVs and STBs available for all TV distribution platforms from pure broadcast (DVB-T/T2/ S/S2/ C front-ends) to pure IP (IPTV, OTT) and everything in between. The product offers a range of features including innovative user based profile UI (adult vs. child UI), complete, nonlinear TV services (Push0VOD, catch-up TV) and enhanced EPG personalized video mosaic.

A leading provider of HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV), httv helped develop the fast-growing European standard and now brings its expertise to Sigma Designs through integration of this standard on the SMP8670 chipset.

Sylvain Riviere, Sigma Designs' global sales director, said: "httvBOX is not just a HbbTV stack but a complete and fully integrated solution hybrid STB compliant with the HbbTV standard. It will give Sigma Designs' STB manufacturers, broadcasters and retailers addressing the European market a cost-effective, efficient, ready-to-deploy, hybrid solution."

"With the porting of SMP8670, httvBOX is now widely available confirming our position as a leading set-top box firmware provider," stated Philippe Tommasi, director of EMEA sales. "Sigma's unique positioning on home connected devices, IP and video brings a unique advantage to httv's deployment plans."

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