In one of the earliest deployments of its kind, AirTies Wireless Networks, a supplier of advanced technology to the Broadcast and Broadband industry, will deliver OTT STB’s to International Latin Broadcasting, through its ILBtv pay-as-you-go service. This new service targets the Spanish language communities residing in the United States.
The AirTies and ILBtv partnership makes live premium SD & HD content, video-on-demand (VoD), and playback up to 7 days after initial broadcast, available to subscribers abroad in real time. Subscribers abroad can adjust the broadcast schedule of football matches, TV series and various Spanish language content to fit their unique time zone and personal viewing schedules. The service will maximize flexibility for the subscriber by operating on as pay-as-you-go service requiring no contracts or commitments.
The ILBtv Air 7120 Set-top box integrates advanced adaptive bit rate OTT technology with interactive services, secured by HTTP HLS, streaming high-quality, high-definition video over the broadband internet. AirTies’ award winning wireless video distribution technology delivers uninterrupted, pixilation-free streaming inside the home network”
The ILBtv Air7120 also provides support for internet radio, YouTube, and will support Social Media features such as Facebook and Twitter, in the near future.
Bulent Ҫelebi, CEO of AirTies said, “Latin American television series, entertainment and football matches attract massive international followings especially amongst expatriates communities. The opportunity to keep up to date with their favourite entertainment form home without getting up in the middle of the night in the comfort of their living room will be a great benefit for many customers”. Celebi added, “This will be one of the first installations of the new OTT STBs and it’s particularly satisfying knowing that Spanish speaking households will be one of the first to enjoy the very latest advantages of the connected home of the future.”
Albert Benjamin, CEO of ILBtv commented, “Today we are proud to announce our partnership with AirTies and welcome them to the US market. Together, we bring advanced technology and harness the power of broadband to serve the fastest growing segment of the US market. ILBtv will keep our customers more connected to their culture than ever before by bringing the largest selection of Spanish language live and VoD content ever offered in the US to date. The AirTies platform flexibility allows us to continually expand our offering of over 100 channels to meet the growing demand of our customers. This partnership gives our subscribers the unparalleled experience of premium live and VoD content, at whatever time fits their personal schedule.”