Zinwell taps HTTV HbbTV DVB-T2 tech for receiver range

DetailsEditor | 26 May 2015

Receiver company Zinwell has added HTTV's httvLink, its HbbTV and HTML5-compliant TV operating system for connected set-top boxes (STBs), to its range of products.

Zinwell is a leading Taiwan-based STB manufacturer with an existing presence in Asian and European markets. Based on a Broadcom BCM7563 DVB-T2 chipset, the beefed-up range is now said to be able to offer more advanced and cost-effective TV experiences. The new STB's will offer DVB-T2 modulation with advanced Internet based services.

The httvLink TVOS is fully compatible with the HbbTV 1.5 connected TV standard, meaning Zinwell's products can be marketed as offering a compelling value proposition for any country going through an analogue switch-off.

"This collaboration with Zinwell and Broadcom will enable us to provide consumers with a best-in-class user experience," claimed HTTV CEO Regis Saint Girons. "HbbTV is the obvious choice for the fast moving emerging markets in Asian and Africa. The broadcast/broadband nature of HbbTV allows us to pave the way for the growing broadband penetration while still perfectly addressing markets that do have access to the Internet with enhanced Broadcast services."

Added Zinwell, vice president of sales and marketing, River Chiang: "The interest in HbbTV in the Asia Pacific region rockets. The integration of HTTV's TV operating system with Zinwell's hardware will allow us to have an attractive proposition for markets [that] are seeking a cost effective solution."