httv has announced the availability of its “httvLink” Open Middleware on the new cable-market-dedicated STMicroelectronics STiH273 chipset to provide an advanced and cost-effective HbbTV solution for the pay-TV Cable market.
httvLink is an Open Middleware for connected TV receivers. It is based on Linux and HTML5 solutions. Fully compatible with HbbTV, the growing standard for connected TV, httvLink offers advanced features such as multi-screen, TV portal applications, user-profile management, distribution of content within the home, non-linear TV services (VOD, catch-up TV and Push VoD), enhanced EPG, web browsing and multi-source media playback.
“The combination of our feature full httvLink software with this new optimised version of the ST Cable chipset will provide the best solution for Cable operators that want to provide enhanced services on a cost-effective STB to their subscribers,” said Regis Saint Girons, httv’s CEO. He added, “We have been able to complete the port of our httvLink Open Middleware less than two weeks after receiving the first cut of STiH273. This demonstrates the stability and the easiness of integration of our software, as well as the quality of ST’s new chipset.”