IBC 2015: iWedia integrates software into TELE System STBs


Michelle Clancy

| 13 September 2015

iWedia has integrated its Linux-based Teatro-3.0 set-top box (STB) software solution for IP-connected zappers on top of the next-gen hybrid STB of TELE System Communications.

The next-gen HEVC hybrid (DVB + IP) STB that TELE System is using is based on the MStar K5 family of system-on-chip. It supports a range of front-end options (S2/C/T2), a smartcard reader (two as an option), as well as HDMI, RCA, S/PDIF, USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Teatro-3.0, a STB software solution for IP-connected zappers, is based on Linux with a user interface built in HTML/CSS which uses specific JavaScript APIs allowing access to digital pay-TV functions. The solution features DLNA (player and renderer), access to "walled garden" Web and OTT video services (CE-HTML portals, HbbTV applications), as well as a personal video recorder and time shift buffer.

Teatro-3.0 is pre-integrated with main security solutions (digital rights management and conditional access), as well as with major services delivery platforms.

"Teatro-3.0 is ideally suited at entry level hybrid STB," said Sunghoon Kim, VP of sales at iWedia. "However, it does not compromise on connectivity features as it gives full support to both home networking - through DLNA, and Web and OTT video services - through HbbTV," he added. "There is thus a perfect fit between this solution and the next-gen HEVC hybrid box designed by TELE System and we are delighted to have performed this integration."

"Integrating our next-gen cost efficient HEVC hybrid STB with iWedia Teatro-3.0 software brings a strong value proposition to the market," says Stefano Piovesan, Sales and Marketing Manager at TELE System.

"Combining an iWedia software solution plus their integration services capabilities with our latest HEVC hybrid STB design definitely enhances the time-to-market for our pay-TV operator customers."