Inverto to Support HbbTV on its hybrid settop-boxes
Inverto Digital Labs to Support HbbTV on its hybrid settop-boxes and demonstrate at IBC 2009 together with Pleyo a range of hybrid TV applications
Wecker, Luxembourg, Paris, France
Inverto Digital Labs announced its becoming a supporting member of the HbbTV standard and said its retail HD+ hybrid settop-box platform Scena 6 planned to hit the German market in Q1 2010 will support the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) standard.
The hybrid settop-box platform will incorporate a CE-HTML browser from Pleyo that is working together with Inverto on providing a rich selection of web-based widgets. The parties will demonstrate at IBC a wide selection of hybrid applications including ARD’s catch-up service for the Tagesschau newscasts, access to ZDF’s Mediathek library with hundreds of on-demand programmes, access to RTL’s super-text service which also combines streaming clips on demand as well as a large number of widgets such as news feeds, mailboxes, weather updates, Twitter, stocks and games.
"The German market is leading a disruptive change, consumers in Germany will be the first to benefit from an enriched viewing experience that is significantly enhanced by multimedia over broadband. HbbTV is the world’s first standard that approaches the opportunity for endless new services" commented Tomer Bentzion, Chief Executive Officer at Inverto.
"The merger of Broadcast and Broadband universes in the TV industry is a great evolution, that allows for new and fantastic services, novel smart products and major enhancements! We're very thrilled to provide innovating solutions to the German market with Inverto Digital Labs", said Joel Reboul, Chief Executive Officer at Pleyo.
About Inverto Digital Labs:
Inverto Digital labs, is a leader in broadcast reception and streaming products and a major player in the Low Noise Blocks (LNB's). Inverto-branded products are synonymous with cutting-edge broadcast reception technology. Inverto serves tier-1 operators across EMEA and execute roadmaps on behalf of leading brands worldwide. Inverto Digital Labs, drives customers' designs, validates their system, licenses respective technology, and supports implementation towards full commercialization.
Inverto is an expert group in the broader sense of DVB systems with technical staff specializing across the various technologies from Antenna, Feed, RF design, through switching, tuning, and demodulation, to steaming software and hardware in confined, embedded environments. This unique trait allows for a truly holistic view on product and system design.
Inverto operates out of Luxembourg and is privately held (www.invertotemp.tv).
PLEYO is an independent software editor, specialized on multi-device end-to-end Web-based solutions. PLEYO is a Web-enabler for CE devices, providing an open-source embedded web-browser (OWB) and Web-services solutions. PLEYO also provides now a production platform for Web devices developments.
PLEYO is a supporter of HbbTV (www.HbbTV,org)