Tuesday, 06 December 2016

ANT launches Galio HbbTV platform

ANT plc
Friday 04 September 09

Core Facts ANT today announced the launch of ANT Galio HbbTV Platform. What is it? • New release of the ANT Galio Platform that provides full support for Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) services • HbbTV is an open platform for broadcasters that delivers value added on…

Core Facts
ANT today announced the launch of ANT Galio HbbTV Platform.

What is it?

• New release of the ANT Galio Platform that provides full support for Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) services
• HbbTV is an open platform for broadcasters that delivers value added on-demand services, combing both broadcast and broadband services

Background on HbbTV

• The major new pan-European initiative HbbTV aims to harmonise broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment to the end consumer through connected TVs and set-top boxes
• HbbTV is led by a cross industry consortium consisting of broadcasters, satellite operators, software providers and hardware manufacturers
• HbbTV is based on elements of existing open standards and web technologies including OIPF (Open IPTV Forum), CEA, DVB and W3C
• Further information can be found on the HbbTV website, www.hbbtv.org.

ANT will be at IBC this year, showcasing HbbTV based applications such as video on demand (VOD), catch up TV, Games and HD Text in the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) village (stand 10.D21).

Quotes
Richard Baker, EVP of Sales and Marketing at ANT, said: "The availability of HbbTV is a landmark development for connected TV in Europe as it encourages the European broadcast industry to adopt one formal, cross country standard for hybrid devices for the first time. It has already received an excellent response from broadcasters and operators in Germany and France. We're delighted to be supporting Kaonmedia with their HbbTV implementation at IBC. ANT Galio HbbTV Platform provides a rapid route to market for device manufacturers entering the hybrid market with HbbTV devices."

Kaonmedia will be showcasing their HbbTV implementation on stand number 1.B10. Konan Jeong, Project and Sales Director for Worldwide Broadcasting and IPTV Operation Projects at Kaonmedia, said "We've worked closely with ANT on our new set-top box using ANT Galio HbbTV Platform and have quickly developed a strong market offering while delivering an excellent user experience."

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