IP set-top specialist Amino Communications will embed Vidiactive’s VideoBee interactive TV service into its Freedom Media Centre, adding new social sharing multi-screen web viewing functionality to the platform.
VideoBee provides a single, centralised platform for users to manage, watch and share their favourite web videos across multiple screens and devices from one central place. They can then manage them into playlists, which can be accessed and watched on any device at any time. Embedding the VideoBee client into the Freedom platform will enable users to watch web videos found on various devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops on their TV screen as a full screen experience, according to Amino. VideoBee’s PlaySpot facility also allows users to continue to watch a video from a paused point on a different device, in a different room or on a different screen.
Visitors to IBC 2011 will be able to see the Videobee service running on Amino’s Freedom Jump OTT Companion Media Centre on Amino’s stand.
Andrew Burke, CEO of Amino said, “Videobee is truly “social” media – allowing users to bring together their favourite content from a variety of sources, create playlists and share with friends and family. This innovative functionality aligns perfectly with our vision for the Freedom platform of enabling our customers to deliver the very best entertainment experience. By effectively transforming any web video page into a TV viewing experience also plays very well to the nscreen experience that the industry is moving towards.”
Amino’s Freedom media centres are available as a hybrid/OTT device or as a companion media centre designed to complement existing cable and satellite set-top boxes. Both are powered by the Intel Atom processor CE4100 and MeeGo for the TV and have been designed to support common internet formats such as Adobe Flash together with high definition 1080p capability.
Amino will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 5.B40