Aston debuts first HbbTV 2.0-based push VoD

Aston is launching an HbbTV 1.5-compliant HD DVR set-top box platform that it says will be the first on the market to offer Push VoD services using the new HbbTV v2.0 standard.

Aston has teamed up with satellite operator Eutelsat to develop a new end-to-end HbbTV Push VoD system, using the all new HbbTV 2.0 standard. This functionality is integrated on Xena HD Twin Connect and on Maya HD Connect, Aston’s new platform, according to the company.

Aston says it has worked closely with operators and content providers to come up with a new platform that integrates Push VoD, a technique used to deliver video-on-demand services by multicasting content to consumer devices. This platform enables operators serving customers located in areas where they cannot access high speed broadband networks, to offer advanced HbbTV services over broadcast.

Aston’s Xena HD Twin Connect and Maya HD Connect include DVR-ready functionalities, multi-room streaming, and a DRM engine for VoD services.

The DRM engine also enables Push VoD management using HbbTV v2.0. As a result of a co-operation with Eutelsat, this makes Xena HD Twin Connect and Maya HD Connect the first ever set-top box platforms to integrate this new protocol for HbbTV VoD services display, according to Aston.

Aston is also bring to Maya HD Connect the new Viaccess-Orca’s Dynamic Sentinel cardless conditional access system.

The already deployed Xena HD Twin Connect and the ready to deploy Maya HD Connect are available in satellite, terrestrial, and cable versions.


Aston’s Xena HD Twin Connect platform will be exhibited at IBC on Eutelsat stand 1.D59