MobiTV readies streaming stick for pay-TV operators
MobiTV is plotting a white-labelled TV everywhere service for operators, delivered via a streaming stick solution.
To facilitate its plans, the multiscreen video technology firm has tapped Amlogic to provide the chipset for the device which will see the MobiTV's Connected Media Platform integrated with the AML8726-MX system on chip (SoC) chipset, which has 1080p high definition video capabilities to support TV everywhere offerings and other services that can be pushed into the connected home.
"A significant point of differentiation for the MobiTV Connect streaming stick is that it is distributed to consumers under our operator customer brands, and is integrated with their billing and current product offerings," said Charlie Nooney, CEO at MobiTV. "Our partnership with Amlogic encourages a more powerful, full-service offering to wireless operators that is both low-cost and able to reach customers on a variety of screens, including full HD content to the big screen in the home."
The white-label streaming stick will be offered to wireless, IPTV, OTT and SDL broadband operators, so that they can use their existing networks and multi-service product bundles for immediate in-home deployment.
"The collaboration with MobiTV marks a significant step in the proliferation of TV everywhere services," said John Zhong, CEO at Amlogic. "Our many years of experience in providing advanced application processors to customer markets with our multimedia processing engine and system architecture — combined with MobiTV's expertise in content delivery and software development — have enabled us to bring a secure, robust white-label streaming stick solution to market that well-established companies and ultimately consumers can leverage."