Digisoft.tv and Dune HD Partner to Introduce Industry-First Solution to Cord Cutting

LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Cost-Effective Platform Returns Control to Service Operators and Retailers with Award-Winning Dune HD Connect StickSTB

Digisoft.tv, a global provider of HTML5 set-top box (STB) software and Dune HD, a global leader in full HD media players and connected boxes, announce a new cost-effective consumer platform aimed at carriers and retailers. Based on the award-winning Dune HD Connect StickSTB™ with additional support for the company's full line of IPTV and OTT IP and hybrid CPE devices, the agreement encompasses distribution, systems integration, research and development and support.

The offering is centered around the delivery of hybrid and IP-based television services globally with Dune HD's innovative line of CPE products that feature powerful Sigma Designs chipsets, and offer support for MHEG-5 and HbbTV using Digisoft's Iris operating system. The combined Dune HD/Digisoft.tv product supports standard broadcast formats and rapid customization using HTML5 for the interface, including EPG, VOD and the App Store.

"The market for hybrid services is growing dramatically, particularly for operators where the digital switchover is underway or recently completed," said Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO, Dune HD. "Our CPE products enable operators to deliver content to the widest range of subscribers without replacing their existing TVs or having to find room for bulky set-top boxes. The combination of our simple, high-quality, plug-and-play design and compact form factors make Dune HD products cost-effective to install and support for operators, meaning they can generate revenues faster and with lower overhead. With our partner Digisoft, Dune HD devices can be easily tailored to meet individual operator needs." 

Fearghal Kelly, CEO of Digisoft.tv, explains, "The Dune HD family of hybrid media players, combined with a Pay as You Go approach to both television and the App Store, will help service operators address the very real threat of cord cutting. Digisoft.tv is delighted to partner with Dune HD to provide leadership in this rapidly developing area."

The demonstration of Iris on Dune HD set-top boxes and dongles can be seen at NAB in the Dune HD Booth #SU11614 and at the Digisoft Meeting Suite at the Hilton Elara.  

About Digisoft.tv and Iris

Digisoft.tv is a leading global provider of set-top box software for the broadcast and telecommunications industries. The company's middleware platform, Iris, is designed to meet the multiple service and editorial requirements of service providers. Iris supports all IP and broadcast standards, including DVB, ISDB-T and ATSC. Digisoft.tv is also a member of and evangelist for the HbbTV consortium. Built on HTML5, Iris delivers the control and flexibility to offer cost effective services. Digisoft.tv provides software and professional services to brands such as Vodafone and RTE. Digisoft maintains headquarters in Ireland with sales offices around the world. Visit the company at http://www.digisoft.tv or follow us on Linked In.

About Dune HD

Dune HD was the first to introduce a product in the StickSTB™ category and is a global leader in hybrid and full HD media players and connected boxes for consumers and operators. Over the past five years Dune HD has received more awards than any other company in the category for delivering the very best in universal media players. Dune HD products support the widest number of digital formats in use today, from Internet-based digital streaming and download, to disc-based formats such as 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, and support for IPTV, VOD, OTT, networked digital files and interactive services. Designed by world-class engineers from Russia and Ukraine, Dune HD media players are enjoyed by more than half a million consumers in more than 60 countries. More information on Dune HD is online at http://www.dune-hd.com.

Media Contacts:

Digisoft.tv
Pam Dorney
Head of Marketing and Communications
pdorney@digisoft.tv
+353-21-491-7272

Dune HD
Samantha Steinwinder
The Concept Agency
Samantha@conceptagency.com
+1-206-713-6983

SOURCE Digisoft.tv



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