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Metrological, ActiveVideo to launch joint OTT solution

Solution will launch in 2018

Metrological and ActiveVideo are set to debut a joint solution OTT solution for set-top boxes (STB).

Designed to enable pay-TV operators to rapidly deploy integrated OTT content experiences on existing STBs, the joint solution will launch in 2018.

The companies said the solution combines the cloud virtualisation capabilities of ActiveVideo CloudTV with the Metrological Application Platform, which integrates TV and internet experiences with full lifecycle support for TV app stores and content.

“We share a common goal with ActiveVideo to make the implementation and management of rich, integrated user experiences easier and more cost effective,” said Jeroen Ghijsen, CEO, Metrological.

“By leveraging the cloud to virtualise CPE functions, we enable operators to quickly deploy and easily manage new OTT services on the millions of STBs that already are in the field.”

Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo president and CEO, added: “By forging partnerships with complementary technologies, we are exponentially expanding the potential footprint for cloud virtualisation.

“Working with Metrological gives operators a new way to unify the customer experience across their entire CPE footprint, by using cloud-based technology to bring the latest OTT content and applications to their subscribers.”