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VO teams up with Hi-Global for Adaptive Box

Viaccess OrcaTV technology provider Viaccess-Orca has teamed up with middleware specialist Hi-Global Technology to launch the Adaptive Box, a set-top box that combines Viaccess-Orca’s Adaptive Sentinel Conditional Access System, multi-DRM solution, and TVaaS platform with middleware from Hi-Global Technology.

The box is designed to provide pay TV operators with a complete STB and TV apps solution for the distribution of satellite, cable, direct-to-home, IPTV, and OTT services.

“The pay-TV landscape is evolving with the rise of OTT multiscreen viewing, and traditional set-top box solution supplier shall evolve to face the challenges of reducing the time to develop, to integrate and to deploy solutions as well as supplying lower capex products,” said Arnault Olivier, CEO Associate at Hi-Global Technology.

“We’ve partnered with Viaccess-Orca to provide operators with a cost-effective STB and TV apps solution that can be launched quickly for increased monetization thanks to its portfolios of security, interactive, and analytic products.”

Using Adaptive Box, operators can deliver premium content services such as live TV, VOD, replay, personalized electronic program guides, targeted advertising, and content recommendations to subscribers on any screen, according to the pair.

Pre-integration between Adaptive Box and Viaccess-Orca’s TVaaS cloud TV platform provides operators with analytics, while customizable and Android-compatible Hi-Global Technology apps are an integral component of Adaptive Box, enabling operators to provide VOD, replay, EPGs, and other features to subscribers on secondary devices like smartphones and tablets.

“In today’s modern television landscape, operators face a number of challenges. Consumers are moving away from the TV screen toward devices like smartphones and tablets, and business models need to evolve at a furious pace to match the expectations of technologies and consumer behaviors,” said Chem Assayag, EVP, marketing and sales, Viaccess-Orca.

“Our Adaptive Box solution puts operators at the center of the game, allowing them to decide how to present content and services, either via traditional delivery methods or OTT multiscreen.”

Viaccess-Orca will exhibit at IBC on Stand 1.A51