Zappware integrates with Entone for hybrid TV

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 09 June 2015

The Zappware middleware platform has made its debut on Entone's family of hybrid TV devices.

The dual solution blends broadcast TV and cloud services. The Zappware Platform provides a personalised multiscreen TV experience across all devices, combined with a unified service delivery system to monetise all TV services on broadcast, broadband and hybrid networks. It will be deployed across Entone's hybrid TV devices, which support set-top box functionality for pay-TV along with over-the-top (OTT) apps like YouTube and Netflix.

"With this integration we again show our commitment to make the Zappware platform available on the best devices in the market. By using our own client middleware for this integration, we have also ensured that the Entone solution is fully compatible with all features of the Zappware platform," said Koen Swings, CTO at Zappware.

Entone hybrid devices also support IP video delivery with flexible networking options and are optimised for delivering Digital Video Broadcast (DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-T) as well as streaming cloud-based services.

"Our hybrid devices integrated with the Zappware platform will enable service providers to accelerate their time to market, lower deployment risks and offer core TV services while providing a platform for them to deliver emerging cloud-based services," said Mark Evensen, founder and CTO at Entone.