The Turkish manufacturer supports over 60 brands including JVC, Hitachi, and Toshiba that will benefit from HbbTV 2.0.1.
“Vestel has relied on Vewd to deliver the most compelling OTT platform on millions of smart TV each year,” said Hakan Kutlu, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, Vestel. “For our brands, the quality of the OTT experience is paramount. Vewd is the only partner we trust to deliver both premium content and the latest streaming technologies flawlessly to millions of households.”
Already Vestel and Vewd have shipped more than 20 million TVs with Vewd’s software and content offerings, with more than one thousand certified apps.
“Working together with Vestel means we can deliver real market impact at scale,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Vewd. “Consumer expectations are rapidly changing, with more streaming content and interactive broadcast experiences available than ever before. The renewal of our long-standing partnership with Vestel ensures that they can enjoy the best of broadcast and streaming video – both now and in the years to come.”
Features for broadcasters in HbbTV 2.0.1 include Real-time synchronization of companion screen audio and video with a live TV broadcast and the integration of broadcast and IP content such as dynamically adding a streaming local news program to follow a national news broadcast.