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Sentech selects HTTV to provide its HbbTV head end platform

HTTV will supply httvStream its Head End flagship product that will enable Sentech and South African broadcasters to deploy HbbTV services on Sentech’s Direct To Home – Satellite (DTH – S) Platform. The HTTV offer is complemented with the OnScreen Publisher authoring tool from OnScreen that will help Sentech design and develop HbbTV services.

httvStream is a DVB data streamer and real-time multiplexer for HbbTV applications. Besides HbbTV, it supports and any kind of DVB datacasting such as STB software updates, EIT, PushVOD and more.

“HTTV is proud to have been selected by Sentech for this initial HbbTV deployment in Africa” says RĂ©gis Saint Girons, HTTV’s CEO, “Sentech is now able to respond to the demand of broadcasters willing to reach out to their audience asking for more broadband and Connected TV services, such as enhanced TV, catch up, Video On Demand, news, education…”

“We are delighted to work with HTTV to provide to Sentech our app creation platform and to support the introduction of HbbTV services in South Africa.” Said Gordon Maynar, On Screen CEO, “We are sure that OnScreen Publisher’s ability to create a full range of applications quickly and easily will encourage the launch of many exciting apps which will benefit both broadcasters and viewers.”

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