Looking to deliver HbbTV services on its Digital Content Distribution Platform in South Africa, Sentech has chosen HTTV to provide its head end flagship product httvStream.
The solution also includes the OnScreen Publisher authoring tool from OnScreen that will help Sentech design and develop HbbTV services.
httvStream is a DVB data streamer and realtime multiplexer for HbbTV applications. Besides HbbTV, it is said to support all types of DVB datacasting such as STB software updates, EIT, PushVOD and more.
“HTTV is proud to have been selected by Sentech for this initial HbbTV deployment in Africa,” said Régis Saint Girons, HTTV’s CEO. “Sentech is now able to respond to the demand of broadcasters willing to reach out to their audience asking for more broadband and connected TV services, such as enhanced TV, catch up, Video on Demand, news, education and so on.”
“We are delighted to work with HTTV to provide to Sentech our app creation platform and to support the introduction of HbbTV services in South Africa,” said Gordon Maynar, On Screen CEO. “We are sure that OnScreen Publisher’s ability to create a full range of applications quickly and easily will encourage the launch of many exciting apps which will benefit both broadcasters and viewers.”