Finnish Sofia Digital with Malaysian company NU-SECURE NET- 360 Sdn Bhd were awarded to provide the HbbTV solution for RTM. Requested system was delivered and installed to RTM interactive broadcasting department during middle of year 2015 and system was fully available in September 2015.
The system consists of Sofia Backstage HbbTV Platform together with integration into RTM’s back-end services. The core of Sofia Digital HbbTV applications include Red-button interactivity, Main service menu, Electronic TV guide, Catch-Up TV / Video / Radio services and ‘Superteks’ digital teletext news service.
These services are available over broadband internet and some selected services can be offered using the Digital TV delivery network if there is no internet connection available at the TV household. RTM’s HbbTV solution is currently in trial phase.
During the first half of 2016, RTM MyKlik video services will be integrated on the HbbTV trial platform to enable TV viewers to watch RTM TV programmes on demand over broadband internet connection with HbbTV compatible receivers. The interactive HbbTV services of RTM will be expected to be part of Malaysian Digital Television platform launch which is happening right now to reach over 80% of the Malaysian population, and expanding during later this year.