Skyviia selects ANT Galio HbbTV Platform
21 February 2012, Cambridge: ANT, an established provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, today announced that Skyviia Corporation has licensed the ANT Galio HbbTV Platform and core TV applications. Skyviia will integrate ANT’s software into its new range of system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for the fast growing European HbbTV market.
Based in Taiwan, Skyviia is a market pioneer in SoC solutions for innovative digital multimedia products. Its deep semiconductor experience combined with ANT’s turnkey HbbTV offering, will reduce both costs and development time for Skyviia customers.
Skyviia will integrate the ANT Galio HbbTV Platform onto two new Android based HbbTV product lines. The SV8860 range will deliver a cost-effective single tuner solution using Android 2.2. The SV8870 product line will provide a high-end solution supporting multiple tuners using Android 4.0. Both product ranges will support HbbTV broadcast services along with regional, niche applications.
Brian Sung, Executive Vice President, at Skyviia Corporation commented: “ANT’s HbbTV deployment record with a variety of device manufacturers and its involvement within the HbbTV consortium, highlights the strong level of experience that it has in this market. By integrating the ANT Galio HbbTV Platform onto our new HbbTV product ranges we are able to support our customers in targeting this growth market across Europe.”
Sean Kim, VP & General Manager for Asia & Russian Markets at ANT said: “We’re pleased to be working with Skyviia on its new Android-based HbbTV solutions. The flexibility of the ANT Galio Platform enables Skyviia to offer its customers a turnkey solution to deliver fast-to-market products. And by opting for an Android based solution, it is able to tap into the growing development market of Android based TV applications.”
By selecting the ANT Galio HbbTV Platform Skyviia will benefit from ANT’s considerable market experience as a founding member of the HbbTV consortium and proven deployment history. Since its public launch in 2009, HbbTV has grown from the first deployments seen in Germany to a wide range of services in France along with trials in Spain, Austria and the Netherlands. Skyviia will target all of these markets along with new HbbTV countries as they adopt the standard.
Skyviia Corporation (www.skyviia.com.tw) a multimedia IC design company, is the market pioneer in System On Chip (SOC) solutions for innovative digital multimedia products including Digital Media Player, Hybrid IP-DTV Set Top Box and Digital Signage. As Fujitsu Semiconductor’s strategic partner as well as the multimedia arm spin-off from Skymedi, the world’s market leader in storage controller IC solutions, Skyviia leverages both companies’ deep semiconductor industry experience to develop competitive solutions for Skyviia’s worldwide customers. With core expertise in video decoding, IP, DTV as well as embedded software engineering in Linux and Android, Skyviia’s customer mass production records include global Tier-1 retail brands as well as LOEM’s worldwide.
ANT plc (www.antplc.com) develops and deploys embedded software solutions and services for the TV industry. The ANT Galio Suite, a browser, client and applications stack, is an open standards based, flexible application & middleware solution for a wide range of consumer TV platforms. Using its experience of TV, ANT provides powerful solutions to its customers by combining consultancy and engineering services with its highly capable platform products.
ANT enables media driven organisations to quickly create and roll-out innovative and successful applications and TV services. Its software is deployed in both operator and free-to-air retail markets. By working with ANT, operators are able to attract new subscribers, reduce churn and increase average revenue per user. Those targeting the retail market are able to differentiate their product range to increase unit sales and generate on-going revenue opportunities.
ANT’s software has been extensively deployed by customers throughout the world including ADB, Amino, Bouygues Telecom, Cisco, Chunghwa Telecom, Coship, HwaCom, France Telecom, Humax, Pirelli, Sagemcom, Samsung, Technicolour, Telecom Italia and YouSee.
ANT plc’s shares are listed on AIM, a London Stock Exchange regulated market, under the ticker ANTP (Reuters: ANTP.L, Bloomberg: ANTP.LN).
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