The company says that the collaboration will “make it easy for operators with large installed base of STBs to add multi-screen services”.
New STB IP dongles will give pay-TV operators a low-cost way to quickly launch OTT and UHD services as they respond to changing TV viewing habits.
The SmarDTV Global IP-dongles, based on a new chipset, are pre-integrated with Infinite, Synamedia’s cloud-based, end-to-end video software platform.
The SmarDTV devices use the STB’s secure broadcast channel to access live broadcast services and use the subscriber’s Wi-Fi network to access OTT and connected services. SmarDTV device becomes the main interface for the user experience.
Guillaume Reillon, VP Marketing at SmarDTV Global said: “Synamedia’s large pay-TV customer base and innovative Infinite platform make them the perfect collaboration partner for these solutions.
“The result will be a new way for pay-TV operators to enhance their services and keep subscribers loyal in a competitive market.”
Synamedia and SmarDTV are at IBC at Hall 14 C41 and Hall 5, B53 respectively.