KabelKiosk picks HTTV middleware for HbbTV IPTV network

Parent Category: News | 03-01-2014

Eutelsat’s KabelKiosk video on demand (VOD) service has selected HTTV’s httvLink open-middleware for connected TV STBs to power its new wholesale HbbTV IPTV offering.

Said to be the worldwide deployment of HbbTV on IPTV networks, KabelKiosk will use HbbTV 1.5 compliant httvLink middleware and IP STBs from Korean manufacturer, Kaon Media, for its new HbbTV IPTV offering households. This says the company will enable IPTV Network Operators (IPNOs) such as cities carrier or local communities to provide advanced connected TV set top boxes to more than 5 million German households under their own brands by using KabelKiosk’s infrastructure and content.

“HTTV is proud to have been selected by a leading provider such as KabelKiosk for this first HbbTV IPTV network wholesale offer,” commented HTTV CEO Regis Saint Girons. “This demonstrates that HbbTV is a flexible and powerful standard not only for free to air but also for PayTV and IPTV networks”

“Our KabelKiosk platform is the engine of innovation in the German speaking cable and IP network markets. Therefore working with httv, one of the true digital TV software innovators, is a perfect match. Its leading position on HbbTV middleware has made it the natural choice to contribute to our new offer and to consolidate our technological leadership”, added Martina Rutenbeck, Managing Director of Eutelsat Germany which operates KabelKiosk.