ABOX42, the German supplier of OTT, IPTV and hybrid DVB set-top boxes, has teamed up with US-based TV solutions provider Singularity.
With its set-top-box, ABOX42 provides pay-TV operators with a hardware and software platform that is integrated with HTML5-based TV middleware from Singularity. The joint solution is now available in the US, Canada and South and Central American markets.
“The trends and requirements for watching TV nowadays are changing at a rapid pace. The North American market is facing massive disruption by new service providers and OTT players, and this is forcing many US operators to reshape their TV strategy,” said Matt Ailts, President at Singularity. “By partnering with ABOX42, we are able to provide operators with an all-in-one solution for providing next-generation TV services. The ABOX42 and Singularity solution is both innovative and flexible, offering modern, feature-rich capabilities that allow operators to answer the growing consumer demand for TV on every screen.”
The joint solution supports both IPTV and OTT multiscreen services with features such as live, catch-up, restart and on-demand TV, enabling viewers to watch TV anytime, anywhere and on any device. Cloud PVR capabilities allow recording TV content and watching it later on any screen. With the catch-up TV feature, viewers can go back as much as 24 hours to watch a programme.
“The solution we have created with Singularity offers TV operators a quick and easy integration process in their own environment as well as in the existing environment of end-users,” said Matthias Greve, CEO and Founder of ABOX42. “With a future-proof, compelling solution like this, operators and other content providers can reduce churn, gain new customers and capitalise on new revenue sources.”
The solution was recently rolled out by Comwave, one of the largest independent ISPs in Canada.