HTTV is partnering with set-top box maker Skyworth to provide an HbbTV-compliant STB to DTH pay TV operator Parabole Réunion.
Parabole Réunion provides satellite TV to customers in the East Indian Ocean Islands of Réunion, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mayotte and Comoros.
The firms claim that the deal marks the first time that viewers in the region will be able to access the French national channels’ HbbTV applications, which are currently available in mainland France.
HTTV works with TV operators to enable advanced hybrid TV services. The firm will deploy its hybrid TV operating system for connected TV receivers, which uses the HbbTV 1.5 and HTML 5 standards.
The Skyworth designed and manufactured set-top box will carry four DVB-S2 tuners, support a large set of advanced services such as PVR, and an IP connection will enable OTT video services for the main TV screen and second screens.
The STB’s new services will start to roll out before the end of the year, with more to follow in the future.
“Parabole Reunion Group has been a key DTH pay TV provider over the East Indian Ocean Islands for the last 16 years, and is proud today to bring HbbTV 1.5 standard for its subscribers through this new strategic partnership with HTTV and Skyworth,” said Reunion Group CEO Michel Juanico.
“This innovative Set Top Box will provide to the 80,000 subscribers of the Parabole Reunion Group the best of the hybrid -DTH and IP- TV experience in the future.”
HTTV will exhibit at IBC on stand 4.B77