Since 2015, the two companies have built a close partnership in the pay-TV industry. Skyworth Digital has already deployed SERAPHIC’s HbbTV 1.5 SDK in its STBs launched in European market as well as SERAPHIC’s TV Portal browser for major pay-TV operators in Southeast Asia.
The newly launched STB will rank as the earliest HbbTV 2 compliant set-top box product, signifying further and wider deployment of HbbTV 2 technologies, including Companion Screen, Media Synchronizer, DVB-DASH, Clear Key, EME and Web Audio.
Based on powerful Blink engine, SERAPHIC’s Sraf HTML5 Browser shows strong support to HTML5 functions and security certifications including the latest TLS, etc. It is also optimised in aspects of DDR memory and footprint size, which is highly suitable for DTV and STB products.
Ye Wang, CEO at SERAPHIC, said: “In the coming years Europe will see the momentum of HbbTV 2, which embraces the essence of DVB and best building blocks from web technologies. As a result, more and more regions and countries such as Germany, Italy, Spain, Nordic, Australia, etc. join the HbbTV 2 camp and launch burgeoning projects based on such technologies. SERAPHIC is proud to be leading the market in offering HbbTV 2 solution together with Skyworth Digital. The solution exactly fits the needs of operators and broadcasters to extend business mode, increase revenue from operation and enable multi-screen interactive entertainment for consumers as well as enhance consumer loyalty”.
Louis Fang, product line director at Skyworth Digital, added, “We are impressed by SERAPHIC’s deep knowledge of the HbbTV technologies, flexible service models and quick-to-respond customer support, which enable us to provide a set of innovative and enhanced viewing experience based on the latest HbbTV 2 standards, even with a challenging timeline requested by our customers. Skyworth is happy to work together with professional partners like SERAPHIC, to enrich the industry with the state-of-the-art products and technologies.”