German cable operator association Deutsche Netzmarketing (DNMG) and ABOX42, a German provider of advanced STB solutions, have agreed on a partnership agreement for Germany for delivery of advanced IPTV STBs as part of the recently announced white label IPTV solution to German cable operators.
From now on the members of DNMG can provide to their customers a compelling solution for the first screen based on the M20-Series SmartSTB platform from ABOX42. The ABOX42 STB platform is fully integrated with the IP based TV solution provided by Zattoo.
The first screen proposition contains a rich Linear TV channel line up, which is delivered over IP in SD and HD Quality. In addition the solution contains all well known DVB-features such as DVB-Teletext and Multi Audio. The solution supports PVR function and 2nd screen control including integrated remote programming. Due to the broad compatibility to modern TV services the solution also offers a configurable bouquet of IP based OTT services like HbbTV for the major German Broadcast Channels and VoD. The total white label TV solution allows members of DNMG to provide an IP based total TV solution both for the first screen based on the ABOX42 STB platform and for the second screens.
“It is the first real end-to-end white label Multiscreen TV solution in the market. We made an intensive survey of the entire market and decided for Zattoo & ABOX42, since their solution offers all advanced features we require and has a proven track record in the market”, commented DNMG General Manager Ingo Schuchert.
“We are happy to partner with Zattoo & ABOX42, since both understand the market requirements very well and work in a close cooperation. The ABOX42 Set Top Box platform provides us with the best of linear IPTV and advanced features like HbbTV, which are important for the German market. The M20-Series STB is not only nicely designed, but also powerful and future proof with its comprehensive software stack and the total Lifecycle Management solution for secure and hassle free upgrades in the field.”