Exterity, Hambisana partner for IPTV in Africa

Rebecca Hawkes | 22-01-2014

Edinburgh-based technology company Exterity and Dublin-based Hambisana have joined forces to offer flexible IPTV systems for Sub-Saharan operators.

The combined result includes IntuiTV, an IPTV and VOD architecture, and DigiLant, a DVB monitoring suite. The software-based solution comprises a Mosaic, DVB Monitoring, TR 101-290, advertising monitoring, EPG and loudness. All are based on Exterity AvediaStream TV gateways, which take terrestrial, cable or satellite video and audio and make it available over an IP network as content streams of any definition.

"The demand for IPTV in Sub-Saharan Africa is on the rise. By joining forces with Hambisana, we are both better armed to meet this demand. The Exterity products will fit in nicely with Hambisana's IntuiTV suite," said Colin Farquhar, CEO, Exterity.

In addition to its technical know-how, Hambisana, which has a South African office, brings some local knowledge to the partnership.

Anton Smith, CEO, Hambisana, said: "Joining forces with the IPTV AV leader Exterity enables us to offer advanced IPTV systems to our growing client base across Africa. We're proud that we can now install solutions based on the Exterity and Hambisana product portfolios throughout our region."