Quickplay, a specialist in powering premium video to any device, has announced support for Android TV, in a showcase at International CES 2015 of Quickplay’s Next Generation Experience Solution. It also confirmed integration of Quickplay Managed Video Service to three major industry partners.
The solution provides extensive third-party developer tools as well as an Android TV reference user experience for Live and Video-on-Demand services, supporting Android set-top boxes as well as companion devices. The intuitive developer support tools enable rapid and low cost integration to the Quickplay back-end service for third-party developers and front-end software vendors.
“We built Quickplay to help providers unshackle from legacy systems and quickly scale new growth engines, like premium OTT video and IPTV to any device”, said Wayne Purboo, CEO of Quickplay. “The open approach we are taking with our Next Generation Experience Solution will help providers offer the best premium user experience, powered by Quickplay’s extensive discovery and content management back office, along with a virtual head-end that provides 200-plus programmer interfaces, hundreds and thousands of titles and nearly 700 live channels. We are thrilled to be working with leading providers in User Experience (UX) and middleware to bring truly open and best-of-breed solutions to the market.”
The Quickplay developer tools are a direct response to the dynamic nature of the market and to providers’ need to continually innovate to create engaging, social and immersive multiscreen experiences across set-top boxes, HDMI Dongles, Tablets, Game Consoles, PCs, and Smartphones. Having enabled multiscreen premium video experiences to an addressable audience of over 500 million users worldwide, Quickplay recognised this need and has built the tools (SDK, Developer Sandbox, RESTful APIs) and processes (Partner Support Program) to allow any application or front-end solution to be readily integrated with Quickplay’s Managed Video Service. For service providers and media companies, Quickplay suggests this means rapidly enabling advanced NGTV and OTT services over managed, unmanaged, fixed and mobile networks with maximum choice and minimum cost and risk.
“Comigo is focused on delivering a cutting-edge TV viewing experience on any screen, via Android-based set-top boxes and on companion devices. The Comigo experience is focused on personalisation, social capabilities and content-related applications, increasing viewer engagement and opening new revenue opportunities for the pay-TV operators,” said Dov Moran, CEO of Comigo. “We’re delighted to partner with Quickplay to complement our solution with a carrier-grade content management back-office and a scalable managed virtual head-end.”
“We are extremely pleased to join forces with Quickplay to deliver what we believe is the most sophisticated and innovative Next Generation TV solution on the market today. The solution offers a richer consumption experience on mobile devices and connected TVs, and securely integrates with the top of the class media delivery infrastructure developed and operated by Quickplay,” said Christian Trotobas, CEO of Intellicore.
“Oregan Networks is pleased to collaborate with Quickplay to deliver innovative solutions for multi-network delivery- one that supports an open, modular approach with enhanced service quality, allowing providers to deploy NG pay-TV and OTT services to more platforms, quickly. Quickplay is a market leading provider of innovative managed video solutions and we are thrilled to work alongside them to deliver the best in cutting-edge Next Generation TV experiences,” said Milya Timergaleyeva, VP Market Strategy of Oregan Networks.