Eutelsat KabelKiosk selects HTTV‘s Open Middleware for HbbTV IPTV Network Wholesale Solution
[Via Satellite 1-3-2014] Eutelsat KabelKiosk has selected HTTV’s httvLink, the company’s HbbTV open-middleware for connected TV set top boxes (STBs), to power its new wholesale HbbTV IPTV offering. KabelKiosk is operated by Eutelsat Germany, a subsidiary of Eutelsat.
KabelKiosk will use HbbTV 1.5 compliant httvLink middleware and IP STB’s from Korean manufacturer Kaon Media for its new HbbTV IPTV offering. It will enable IPTV Network Operators (IPNO) such as cities carrier or local communities to provide advanced connected TV set top boxes to more than five million German households. IPNOs would be able to operate pay TV networks under their own brands by using KabelKiosk’s infrastructure and content. Eutelsat KabelKiosk will make the content available on HbbTV STBs as well as on iOS, Android smartphone, tablets, PCs and Mac.