HTTV has revealed that httvLink, its HbbTV open-middleware for connected TV STBs, has been selected by Eutelsat KabelKiosk to power its new wholesale HbbTV IPTV offering. This will be the first time that HbbTV will be deployed on IPTV networks.
KabelKiosk is a provider of ready to use TV products and services in Europe for network operators. It is operated by Eutelsat Germany, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Eutelsat.
KabelKiosk will use HbbTV 1.5 compliant httvLink middleware and IP STB’s from leading Korean manufacturer, Kaon Media, for its new HbbTV IPTV offering. It will enable IPTV Network Operators (IPNO) such as cities carrier or local communities to provide advanced connected TV set top boxes to more than 5 million German households. These IPNO would be able to operate pay TV networks under their own brands by using KabelKiosk’s infrastructure and content. Eutelsat KabelKiosk will make the content available on HbbTV STBs as well as on iOS, Android smartphone, tablets, PCs and Mac.