Sentech selects HTTV for its HbbTV head end

May 20, 2014 10.58 Europe/London By Robert Briel

flag-of-south-africaSentech has selected HTTV to provide its HbbTV head end platform aimed at delivering HbbTV services on the Sentech Digital Content Distribution Platform in South Africa.

HTTV will supply httvStream its Head End flagship product that will enable Sentech and South African broadcasters to deploy HbbTV services on Sentech’s DTH platform. The HTTV offer is complemented with the OnScreen Publisher authoring tool from OnScreen that will help Sentech design and develop HbbTV services.

httvStream is a DVB data streamer and real-time multiplexer for HbbTV applications. Besides HbbTV, it supports and any kind of DVB datacasting such as STB software updates, EIT, PushVOD and more.

“HTTV is proud to have been selected by Sentech for this initial HbbTV deployment in Africa” says Régis Saint Girons, HTTV’s CEO.

“Sentech is now able to respond to the demand of broadcasters willing to reach out to their audience asking for more broadband and Connected TV services, such as enhanced TV, catch up, Video On Demand, news, education…”

“We are delighted to work with HTTV to provide to Sentech our app creation platform and to support the introduction of HbbTV services in South Africa,” said Gordon Maynar, On Screen CEO.

“We are sure that OnScreen Publisher’s ability to create a full range of applications quickly and easily will encourage the launch of many exciting apps which will benefit both broadcasters and viewers.”