ABOX42 set-tops get Singularity middleware
ABOX42 is integrating HTML5-based TV middleware from Singularity into its set-top platform. The joint solution is now available in the United ...
"The trends and requirements for watching TV nowadays are changing at a rapid pace. The North American market is facing massive disruption by new service providers and OTT players, and this is forcing many U.S. operators to reshape their TV strategy," said Matt Ailts, president at Singularity. "By partnering with ABOX42, we are able to provide operators with an all-in-one solution for providing next-generation TV services. The ABOX42 and Singularity solution is both innovative and flexible, offering modern, feature-rich capabilities that allow operators to answer the growing consumer demand for TV on every screen."
The joint solution from ABOX42 and Singularity is designed to support both IPTV and OTT multiscreen services, with features such as live, catchup, restart, and on-demand TV. Cloud PVR capabilities allow end-users to record TV content and watch it later on any screen. With the catchup TV feature, viewers can go back as much as 24 hours to watch a program.
"The solution we have created with Singularity offers TV operators a quick and easy integration process in their own environment as well as in the existing environment of end-users," said Matthias Greve, CEO and founder of ABOX42. "With a future-proof, compelling solution like this, operators and other content providers can reduce churn, gain new customers, and capitalize on new revenue sources."
The solution was recently rolled out by Comwave, an independent ISP in Canada.
ABOX42 will demonstrate its set-top solutions at the NCTC Winter Educational Conference in San Antonio; WISPAMERICA in Birmingham, AL; and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.