21 February 2012, Cambridge: ANT, an established provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, today announced that Skyviia Corporation has licensed the ANT Galio HbbTV Platform and core TV applications. Skyviia will integrate ANT’s software into its new range of system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for the fast growing European HbbTV market.
Based in Taiwan, Skyviia is a market pioneer in SoC solutions for innovative digital multimedia products. Its deep semiconductor experience combined with ANT’s turnkey HbbTV offering, will reduce both costs and development time for Skyviia customers.
Skyviia will integrate the ANT Galio HbbTV Platform onto two new Android based HbbTV product lines. The SV8860 range will deliver a cost-effective single tuner solution using Android 2.2. The SV8870 product line will provide a high-end solution supporting multiple tuners using Android 4.0. Both product ranges will support HbbTV broadcast services along with regional, niche applications.
Brian Sung, Executive Vice President, at Skyviia Corporation commented: “ANT’s HbbTV deployment record with a variety of device manufacturers and its involvement within the HbbTV consortium, highlights the strong level of experience that it has in this market. By integrating the ANT Galio HbbTV Platform onto our new HbbTV product ranges we are able to support our customers in targeting this growth market across Europe.”
Sean Kim, VP & General Manager for Asia & Russian Markets at ANT said: “We’re pleased to be working with Skyviia on its new Android-based HbbTV solutions. The flexibility of the ANT Galio Platform enables Skyviia to offer its customers a turnkey solution to deliver fast-to-market products. And by opting for an Android based solution, it is able to tap into the growing development market of Android based TV applications.”
By selecting the ANT Galio HbbTV Platform Skyviia will benefit from ANT’s considerable market experience as a founding member of the HbbTV consortium and proven deployment history. Since its public launch in 2009, HbbTV has grown from the first deployments seen in Germany to a wide range of services in France along with trials in Spain, Austria and the Netherlands. Skyviia will target all of these markets along with new HbbTV countries as they adopt the standard.