Metrological, ActiveVideo Team on OTT for Legacy Boxes

Metrological and ActiveVideo have teamed up on a joint solution to enable global pay TV operators to deploy integrated over-the-top (OTT) ...

Metrological, ActiveVideo Team on OTT for Legacy Boxes
Metrological, ActiveVideo Team on OTT for Legacy Boxes

Metrological and ActiveVideo have teamed up on a joint solution to enable global pay TV operators to deploy integrated over-the-top (OTT) content on existing set-top boxes.

The solution combines the cloud virtualization capabilities of ActiveVideo CloudTV with the Metrological Application Platform, which integrates TV and Internet with lifecycle support for TV app stores and content. The cloud-based solution is designed to let service providers also deploy OTT content and user experiences (UXs) on existing set-tops that have limited resources and lack full HTML5 support.

"We share a common goal with ActiveVideo to make the implementation and management of rich, integrated user experiences easier and more cost effective," said Jeroen Ghijsen, CEO, Metrological. "By leveraging the cloud to virtualize CPE functions, we enable operators to quickly deploy and easily manage new OTT services on the millions of STBs that already are in the field."

"By forging partnerships with complementary technologies, we are exponentially expanding the potential footprint for cloud virtualization," said ActiveVideo President and CEO Jeff Miller. "Working with Metrological gives operators a new way to unify the customer experience across their entire CPE footprint, by using cloud-based technology to bring the latest OTT content and applications to their subscribers."

The joint solution will be on display at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver at Metrological's booth.

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