TransGaming has confirmed the availability of its on-demand gaming platform GameTree TV to pay-TV operators worldwide. In partnership with ActiveVideo, GameTree TV will be added to ActiveVideo’s CloudTV software platform, seamlessly integratinggaming titles into pay-TV operator’s content offerings.
TransGaming’s GameTree TV games service complements operators’ current entertainment portfolios and allows them to provide greater value while also creating new revenue generating opportunities. Leveraging ActiveVideo’s long time leadership in the delivery of cloud gaming to pay-TV operators obtained through set-top box virtualisation, TransGaming can accelerate its market opportunity by delivering HTML5 games to any set-top box or connected device.
“This strategic partnership with ActiveVideo is an important milestone in the broad scale delivery of video games through TransGaming’s GameTree TV platform since it immediately brings us many major operator opportunities,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO & President, TransGaming. “We’ve already successfully integrated GameTree TV with CloudTV which means operators can easily activate our gaming service. This allows all parties to begin generating new revenue opportunities quickly and easily.”
“With rapid evolutions in device ecosystems, fragmentation in new or existing set-tops has historically prevented pay-TV operators from monetising gaming opportunities at scale,” said Murali Nemani, CMO, ActiveVideo. “CloudTV introduces a new paradigm that unlocks the global potential of rich HTML5 casual gaming libraries on any STB or connected device, regardless of local device resources.”
Operator deployments are expected to commence in early 2015 and continue throughout the year with existing ActiveVideo customers representing more than 15 million set-top boxes and connected devices. The revenue model will range from subscription to OEM based fees.