Discover Digital secures motorsports deal ahead of South Africa OTT launch

South African digital entertainment business Discover Digital has struck a sports content deal with the country’s Monster Energy SuperGP Champions Trophy for motorcycle racing rights ahead of its planned launch of an internet TV service later this year. Discover Digital has acquired the streaming, electronic sell-through and rights to the competition. Discovery Digital plans to […]

Digisoft.tv launches smart TV education app

TV technology provider Digisoft.tv launched a smart TV app based on education publisher Edmark’s ‘House’ series of titles. Sammy’s Science House is aimed at two to four year olds, is available on Samsung smart TVs, and offers seven different educational science activities.

Digisoft.tv launches ‘virtual set-top box’ for smart TVs

TV technology provider Digisoft.tv has launched what it describes as a ‘virtual set-top box’, a software product which brings all the services of a hybrid set-top box to connected TVs. According to Digisoft.tv the virtual box can boost the smart TV market by removing capex costs associated with the technology. Digisoft.tv said it was focusing […]

Dune HD partners with Digisoft.tv

Set-top box (STB) maker Dune HD and HTML5 STB software provider Digisoft.tv have partnered to create a new consumer platform aimed at carriers and retailers. The offering is centred around the delivery of hybrid and IP-based television services using Dune’s consumer products and Digisoft’s Iris middleware operating system. The combined Dune HD and Digisoft.tv product will […]

Digisoft.tv integrates HbbTV

Digital TV software provider Digisoft.tv has integrated the HbbTV hybrid standard to its Iris platform for set-top boxes. The company will offer HbbTV as an open standard component of its DVB/Hybrid offering. Digisoft.tv head of product development Eoin Shanaghy said, “With Iris, Digisoft’s HTML5 platform for next-generation set-top boxes, customers can already build, grow and […]

Digisoft.tv integrates RedKey MHEG-5 into its middleware

Set-top middleware provider Digisoft.tv has integrated S&T’s MHEG-5 engine, RedKey, into its Iris set-top middleware stack. Digisoft.tv will offer MHEG as a standard part of its DVB based offering.  This will include the interaction channel components for IP based return path including information, commerce and IP video delivery services and the DSM-CC object carousel that […]

Digisoft names Kelly as CEO

Set-top middleware specialist Digisoft.tv has named former KIT Digital executive Fearghal Kelly as CEO.  Kelly previously worked for systems integration firm ioko and KIT Digital where he set up and ran that company’s media practice. Digisoft chairman Pat McDonagh said: “We believe that Fearghal is the right person for this next phase of Digisoft’s evolution. […]