Wyplay, creator of software solutions for pay-TV operators, has announced Frog by Wyplay, an initiative aiming to free all players in the TV ecosystem from being locked into proprietary solutions. Thanks to Frog by Wyplay, the full source code of Wyplay’s flexible set-top box middleware and backend add-ons — already being deployed to more than 10 million subscribers at Canal+, Belgacom, SFR, and Vodafone — will be accessible free of charge for evaluation and development purposes.
Frog by Wyplay is based on the philosophy that traditional “black-box” models prevent software reuse, restrict partnerships, stop independent innovation, and cause development resource bottlenecks that lead to increased costs and delays in the introduction of new devices and services.
“Wyplay has been addressing the issues that arise from black-box development models by offering two of its major customers access to its source code,” said Wyplay CEO Jacques Bourgninaud. “We have now decided to extend full access to our entire solution’s code and tools so that everyone who participates in the Frog by Wyplay community is free to innovate and succeed.”