httv and Thomson partner on HbbTV 1.5 platform
September 9, 2013 11.23 Europe/London By Robert Briel

httv is partnering with Thomson Video Networks to offer an end-to-end HbbTV Platform for DVB-T2 and OTT markets.
A joint demonstration will be showcased at IBC 2013 on Thomson Video Networks’ booth 14.A10.
The IBC joint demonstration will showcase how various HbbTV 1.5 services, including OTT video services streamed using MPEG-DASH, can be delivered alongside live broadcast services. This end-to-end platform will give access to a better Quality Of Service in the Over The Top environment on the internet. The demonstration is based on httvStream, httv‘s HbbTV compliant play-out solution, as well as Thomson Video Networks’ ViBETM EM4000 premium HD/SD encoder, ViBE VS7000 multi-screen video platform and FlextreamTM 2.0 statistical multiplexing technology, which can bring significant video quality improvements by managing variations in video content bandwidth.
“Today’s broadcasters are looking for solutions to deliver new services such as HbbTV 1.5 that perfectly complement their premium live broadcast content in the most cost-effective, bandwidth-efficient manner possible, on every platform and device,” said Eric Gallier, VP, marketing, Thomson Video Networks.
“Working with httv, we can help our joint broadcast customers to continue expanding their audience by enhancing the viewer experience and engagement.”
“httv and Thomson Video Networks bring decades of experience and innovation in the interactive television business”, said Regis Saint Girons, CEO of httv.
“By combining our complementary strengths and worldwide presence, we can help our customers to reduce time to market in their digital switch off and launch innovative OTT services.”