Russian GS Group has announced the consolidation of its digital TV software products under the GS Labs brand.

It will enable GS Labs to turn into the first Russian developer and supplier of integrated solutions for digital TV operators. Currently, the GS Labs structure comprises three development centres each having unique area of expertise.

The GS Labs key business activities comprise software products development and integration, including the development of unique domestic products, such as: conditional access systems; Stingray TV software platform for digital set-top boxes; mobile applications and services, as well as hybrid solutions in related areas. The holding company has been conducting activities in this field since 2002.

“Today, the telecommunication industry is characterized by the processes of integration and hybridization of various subscriber TV solutions; and since we hold a full set of TV viewing technologies, we are also focused on expansion, discovering the new related areas,” said Maxim Samsonov, Head of GS Labs.

“So far, the holding company provides its customers with the option of video content broadcasting from mobile devices, the advanced TV viewing services, such as: broadcast recording, rewinding, intelligent electronic program guide, etc. At the same time, we are seeking to expand the scope of our activities by developing new applications for Smart TV and other platforms”.

The GS Labs key customers include Russian and foreign telecommunication companies. The GS Labs software products are widely used by Tricolor TV, the Russia’s largest satellite TV operator. GS Labs will be introduced at the 17th exhibition and forum CSTB’2015, held on January 27-29 in Moscow.