Eutelsat KabelKiosk deploys first HbbTV IPTV solution

January 3, 2014 10.02 Europe/London By Robert Briel

kabelkiosk choiceEutelsat KabelKiosk has selected HTTV‘s open-middleware to deploy the first HbbTV IPTV network wholesale solution.

Using httvLink, a HbbTV open-middleware for connected TV STBs, will power Kabelkiosk’s new wholesale HbbTV IPTV offering. This will be the first time worldwide, that HbbTV will be deployed on IPTV networks.

Eutelsat KabelKiosk is a head-end-in-the-sky for network operators.

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.

These IPNO 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 Macs.

“HTTV is proud to have been selected by a leading provider such as KabelKiosk for this first HbbTV IPTV network wholesale offer” said Regis Saint Girons, HTTV’s CEO, “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”, says Martina Rutenbeck, managing Ddrector of Eutelsat Germany, that operates the KabelKiosk.