Albis Technologies Teams Up With SPB TV to Showcase Next-Gen Television Experience at CSTB 2015
Integrated With a Comprehensive Multiscreen Solution From SPB TV, Albis Technologies’ SceneGate™ Set-Top Boxes Allow Service Providers to Deliver a More Exclusive Offering
ZÜRICH — Jan. 19, 2015 — Albis Technologies announced today that it will team up with SPB TV, one of the world’s leading providers of end-to-end OTT, IPTV, and mobile TV solutions for video content delivery to multiscreen devices, at CSTB 2015 held Jan. 27-29, in Moscow at booth 4-515A. During the show, Albis Technologies will demonstrate complete integration between its SceneGate™ 9090 set-top boxes (STBs) and SPB TV’s Multiscreen Solution, enabling telco and Internet service providers to deliver a game-changing television experience and increase their revenue streams.
“Consumer demand for IPTV and OTT services is growing rapidly in Russia. So now — more than ever — service providers in that market need high-performance, flexible, and affordable solutions, such as STBs, content delivery systems, and middleware,” said Samina Husain, senior business development manager, Albis Technologies. “By partnering with SPB TV, we’re offering service providers a complete, cost-effective approach to delivering IPTV and OTT content on any screen. We look forward to meeting with CSTB attendees and showing them how to deliver a more exclusive service offering.”
SPB TV’s Multiscreen Solution is a smart, modular solution for multiscreen IPTV and OTT video delivery and playback across all screens including smartphones, PCs, and traditional TVs. The solution includes a video delivery platform for content ingest, encoding, and adaptive streaming; a middleware platform that connects a service provider’s delivery infrastructure with a client and integrates those with billing, CMS, and other systems; and client-side software. By offering a complete turnkey solution together with Albis Technologies’ STBs, SPB TV enables service providers to rapidly launch TV Everywhere services.
“Viewers today want compelling content anytime, anywhere, on any screen. While in some respects this is challenging for service providers, it also opens up new opportunities, such as targeted advertising, content recommendations and personalization,” said Kirill Filippov, SPB TV’s general director. “Through a combination of our Multiscreen Solution and STBs from Albis Technologies, service providers around the world can deliver high-quality video to any screen in no time while opening up additional revenue streams.”
Albis Technologies’ SceneGate 9090 is a sophisticated HD IPTV STB that delivers linear TV, VOD, OTT, and PVR services from a compact design. Unlike standard STBs, the SceneGate 9090 includes significant memory, processing power, and a dedicated GPU, all of which enhance the user experience by allowing them to engage with a variety of feature-rich applications. Capable of delivering HD resolution of up to 1080p via an HDMI® 1.4a interface, the SceneGate 9090 is also 3D TV ready, enabling service providers to deliver a more premium service offering. In addition to supporting cutting-edge applications and customizable user interfaces, the SceneGate 9090 allows end users to connect accessories easily — such as wireless dongles, keyboards, and storage devices — to the STB, achieving a connected multimedia experience.
About SPB TV (www.spbtv.com)
SPB TV is one of the world’s leading providers of end-to-end OTT TV, IPTV, and mobile TV solutions for video content delivery to multiscreen devices. SPB TV’s solutions for mobile TV are implemented by major mobile operators and have received recognition from mobile device producers worldwide.
The high quality of the company’s technological solutions has been honoured by numerous prestigious international awards, including CSI Awards, TV Technology Europe STAR Awards, Russia’s national ‘Big Digit’ Award, the Russian Mobile VAS Awards, the Mobile Entertainment Awards, the Google Developer Challenge, and others.
The company’s user application, SPB TV, is available on all mobile operating systems, and its viewing audience has reached 35 million worldwide. SPB TV AG is headquartered in Switzerland, with R&D headquarters in Russia and affiliates in Asia and South America.
About Albis Technologies (www.albistechnologies.com)
Albis Technologies is a leading provider of business access and multimedia solutions to the telecommunications industry and engineering services to the broader information and communications technology (ICT) industry. Through quality engineered and future-proof solutions, which can be tailored to a customer’s exact requirements, Albis Technologies provides the reliability, flexibility, and scalability that is essential in today’s ever-changing ICT landscape.
The company’s Access Solutions division offers a comprehensive portfolio of business access, mobile backhaul, wholesale, and cloud solutions that meet operators’ demand to boost revenue, increase customer satisfaction and retention, and lower operating costs. The Multimedia Solutions division offers an array of sophisticated, high-performance set-top box solutions that guarantee a superior end user experience for IPTV and OTT services.
Headquartered in Switzerland, Albis Technologies provides first-class solutions and services to its customers, partners, and end users around the world.