September 5, 2013 07.58 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul
ADB has launched an advanced broadcast/broadband multi-screen solution and announced the Polish DTH platform nc+ as its first customer.
According to ADB, nc+ has remotely configured its deployed ADB set-top boxes with the multi-screen software, enabling the boxes to act as a digital TV gateway for other boxes and iOS/Android devices.
The solution, known as ADB Multi-Screen, incorporates full content protection and enables pay-TV operators to deliver linear broadcast TV, OTT video, rich metadata and related services to set-top boxes and iOS/Android tablets and smartphones.
When subscribers are on the move, it uses a cloud-based model to redistribute live broadcast channels to authorised mobile devices.
Commenting on the deployment, Jan Frelek, new business development director at nc+, said: “ADB’s deep knowledge of digital television has led to the development of what we consider to be ground-breaking technology: a software-only solution that eliminates the need for hardware transcoding. As result, we are able to configure STBs already deployed in subscribers’ homes to act as TV gateways, significantly reducing our CAPEX.”
Krzysztof Bilinski, general manager and broadcast division head at ADB, added: “Our goal was to create and deploy a new type of secure multi-screen solution that didn’t rely on a pure cloud model or on the need for expensive hardware transcoders. With ADB Multi-Screen, nc+’s subscribers get an unrivalled, hybrid broadband/broadcast multi-screen experience, while nc+ reaps the benefits of a software-only deployment that makes use of the existing ADB STBs in subscribers’ homes. ADB Multi-Screen has allowed nc+ to deploy a transformational multi-screen service incredibly cost-effectively.”