Accedo Broadband working with Telstra to develop live TV apps for connected TV

Accedo Broadband, provider of app stores and applications for IPTV and Connected TV is working with Telstra to develop BigPond TV applications for multiple TV and blu-ray platforms.

The applications launched in January and are delivering seven Telstra BigPond TV channels to LG and Samsung Connected TV sets and blu-ray players across Australia.

The channels include several designed for sporting fans including football, rugby league, racing, supercars, and a sports news channel. It also includes a news channel and a music channel.

The channels are being streamed using Google’s Widevine adaptive streaming technology, meaning a seamless and truly immersive experience for consumers.

“BigPond TV Channels allows Australian customers to enjoy sports, news, music and other content from BigPond TV on their IPTV devices delivered straight into those connected devices. BigPond TV service is available unmetered for most BigPond broadband customers,” Telstra’s Director of IPTV, Ben Kinealy said.

“Telstra has a strong position in Australia and its innovative approach means it is always looking for new ways to expand its offerings,” commented Mark Adams, VP, Accedo Broadband Asia. “We are excited to deploy one of the first OTT TV applications from a pay-TV operator in the world.”

Accedo and Telstra are working on a number of application projects and has previously developed an innovative Game Analyser for TV devices, which is a first of its kind on demand sporting experience. It combines full match replays with intricate game statistics of all NRL rugby matches.

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