Advanced Television

Multi-screen solution from Netgem

September 13, 2010

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam

Connected entertainment specialist Netgem has unveiled a significant development of its NetgemTV middleware to support new adaptive TV technologies. Extending the reach of pay-TV Operators, these new features are geared to enable the creation of multi-screen services which can be delivered securely and consistently.

Microsoft’s Silverlight and Play Ready plug-ins have been integrated into Netgem’s solutions in order to enable smooth streaming of content and DRM management across multiple devices. This allows pay-TV operators to distribute blended Internet TV and broadband services, broadcast and home network content across any connected screen, Netgem’s media centre set-top-boxes and smart, open middleware can be integrated with any operator network.

Christophe Aulnette, Netgem’s managing director, noted that traditionally, pay-TV operators had been successful in aggregating channels to create attractive and diversified bouquets of services, and suggested that with the Microsoft tie-in, the company could enable the secure blending of OTT services, such as catch-up TV, with linear content, which would be ideal for operators looking to extend their reach beyond their existing footprint.

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