NORIGIN’s Hybrid Apps launches in Germany14 October 2014
The live TV streaming apps offered by Deutsche Telekom in Germany including national channels SKY Bundesliga, ZDF, ARD, ProSieben and SAT.1 have been re-launched with Norigin ́s Hybrid Apps product. The service is live on smartphones and tablets across iOS and Android devices.
The re-launch was designed to improve the user experience, with further focus on the promotion of rich football metadata, which is updated alongside live matches. All matches across leagues along with match highlights across the whole season will be available for streaming within the enhanced TV apps. The multiple Bundesliga packs include separated subscriptions dedicated only to the BVB and HSV teams, which gives users the access to all video highlights and news dedicated to these teams.
Norigin ́s application suite is licensed to Telekom after customisation, which uses HTML5 across all devices with a single cloud hosted backend. The native apps now also use Norigin ́s newly introduced OTT TV and video content security system, MACsecure, which includes a unique client certificate, protecting the application suite from unauthorised use. The content security system also has a Heartbeat feature, which protects the content from being streamed on more than the configured number of simultaneous devices.
“A TV Streaming service is a unique business and we are happy that Norigin Media have launched all these new customised apps for us in a short and efficient few months utilising their Hybrid Apps product suite,” commented Gert von Manteuffel, vice president product management TV, Deutsche Telekom. “We are looking to reach out to the expansive mobile user market across Germany who can easily subscribe to our mobile TV services directly from their personal devices.”