Estonia’s leading cable operator Starman has signed an agreement for the deployment of Cubiware middleware to subscriber set-top boxes.
The agreement between the two parties covers CubiTV DVB/IP hybrid middleware, which will run on hybrid STMicroelectronics-based STBs, enabling not only linear DVB TV but also VOD, nPVR capabilities and catch-up TV.
The CubiTV rollout has already begun in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, and will continue throughout in Starman service areas in the rest of the country.
Commenting on the agreement, Hanno Liiva, technical director at Starman, said: “CubiTV has the speed and ease-of-use that we were looking for in order to ensure a satisfying user experience for our subscribers,” says Hanno Liiva Technical Director of Starman. “We are also very pleased to be able to offer our subscribers a solution that not only looks and works great now but will allow us to expand our offerings with exciting additional services in the future. And because CubiTV is already a proven success in many regions throughout the world we are able to roll out with confidence, knowing that the system will be reliable and trouble-free.”
Maciej Grzonkowski, CTO of Cubiware, added: “We’re excited to be working with a high-quality cable provider like Starman.
“This new relationship further establishes Cubiware’s leading position in interactive middleware for Northern European markets, and it confirms CubiTV’s growing acceptance with cable operators worldwide. The growing number of providers adopting CubiTV proves that Cubiware has successfully adapted to the requirements of a maturing market, offering attractive solutions even for low-cost STBs and fully supporting the kinds of interactive services that create new revenue streams and build subscriber loyalty.”