Kudelski’s SmarDTV (Stand E11) and connected TV specialist Wiztivi have combined CI Plus and HbbTV solutions to enable video-on-demand for cable networks. SmarDTV intends to launch the first CI Plus SmarCAM with cable VOD this year.
The solution, to be demonstrated at the ANGA Cable show, will use CI Plus v1.2 modules along with HbbTV v1.0 with interfacing between the application and the SmarCAM module provided using standard OIPF (Open IP forum) defined interfaces. This means that the solution is based on open standards and will not require specific developments for each different brand of iDTV.
“We believe that the addition of video-on-demand, on top of the premium TV decryption, is a major milestone in the history of CI Plus” said Guillaume Reillon, head of product strategy at SmarDTV. “By combining the successful CI Plus specification with the emerging European standard for interactive applications, we have the ideal solution for cable operators wishing to deploy VOD.”