Norwegian media technology company Norigin Media has open sourced parts of its tech framework for building TV apps as it aims to increase the quality of software across the streaming industry.
Norigin Media’s TV apps used a modular architecture containing several independent UI components, some of which use open source code written by others. The company said it is now contributing its own code to the open source community “in an effort to reduce fragmentation and encourage reuse of quality code across Smart TV development projects.”
“We are keen to take a central role within the TV tech industry by providing neutral technologies and architectures. Open sourcing is advantageous since it gives broadcasters flexibility and ownership of the technologies chosen by companies such as ourselves. Norigin Media has many initiatives towards unifying the fragmented industry and calls for all key players to participate,” said Ajey Anand, CEO of Norigin Media.
The company has published its first open source project about spatial navigation for remote controls on Smart TVs, which can be found on Github along with documentation.