Hybrid TV and Connected Home solutions provider Entone, has confirmed the integration of LG Electronics’ Netcast media streaming platform with Entone’s hybrid media gateway. The combined solution is designed to deliver linear TV and OTT online TV services to Internet-connected consumer electronics devices without the need for a traditional set-top box.
Entone has teamed up with LG to develop a streaming player application specifically targeting subscribers of broadband service providers, selected cable operators and other MVPDs. The first LG Netcast-enabled device supported by Entone will be the LG SP530 Media Player. The SP530 supports leading OTT video services such as Netflix, VUDU, Hulu and YouTube.
“Entone has pioneered the market with hundreds of IPTV and Hybrid TV deployments,” says Steve McKay, CEO of Entone. “The connected home platform we’ve developed with LG creates an even higher level of service richness and flexibility for the end consumer while improving the economics of service delivery for the operators.”
Kurt Hoppe, Director of Smart TV Platform Innovation at LG Electronics, believes the combined solution that will help operators take their services to a new level, delivering richer content and a superior user experience.