MobiTV and EchoStar Collaborate on Secure Android Set-Top Box to Power the Next Connected In-Home Entertainment Experience New Integrated Solution Reduces Customer's Time-To-Market and Protects High-Value Content
AMSTERDAM, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC (Connected World Hall 14, Booth 160) -- MobiTV, a global leader in enabling delivery of live and on-demand TV everywhere, today announced it is collaborating with Marvell and EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a supplier of added-value, connected device solutions to the digital TV industry. Expanding MobiTV's footprint inside the home, its Digital Rights Management (DRM) agent and Marvell-powered media player are now integrated into EchoStar set-top boxes to ensure secure delivery of high-quality video content. As such, the collaboration now allows both companies to offer a truly end-to-end ecosystem to operators that is pre-integrated and pre-certified thus significantly reducing time to market.
"The light-weight Android set-top box will be crucial to the next evolution of true TV everywhere in and out of the home," said Charlie Nooney, CEO at MobiTV. "Our efforts with Marvell and EchoStar enable delivery of secure, premium content via the latest Android set-top boxes. By providing a comprehensive, integrated set-top box solution, we are helping cable, satellite and broadband providers decrease their time-to-market and capitalize on emerging multiscreen revenue opportunities."
Lowering the total cost of ownership for multiscreen solutions, MobiTV's cloud-based DRM agent is integrated into the EchoStar set-top box via Marvell's award-winning ARMADA® 1500 family of HD media processors. Located within Marvell's dedicated ARM® TrustZone®, the DRM agent provides lower-level encryption for protection of premium content, enabling EchoStar to deliver a truly secure, comprehensive solution to its customers.
"By integrating MobiTV's DRM solution on a deeper layer, we're able to provide our customers superior security assurance, while also delivering an optimal digital viewing experience with minimal upfront costs," said Mark Jackson, president of EchoStar Technologies. "We foresee many opportunities in the future to further integrate our technologies to deliver innovative, engaging applications and services to customers to help them unlock the true potential of multiscreen digital entertainment inside the home."
If you're interested in viewing the latest technical enhancements to MobiTV's cloud-based true TV everywhere solution, please visit MobiTV's IBC Booth in Connected World Hall 14, Booth 160. Additional information is also available at www.mobitv.com.
MobiTV is a global leader in delivering live and on-demand video to any screen, connecting media reliably and securely anytime, anywhere, on any device. The company's end-to-end platform delivers a true TV everywhere experience that helps service providers reduce time to market and control costs associated with the deployment and operation of high concurrency, multiple platform services. MobiTV's connected media solutions solve the complexity of delivering video across networks, operating systems and devices while managing associated rights. The company efficiently optimizes for network conditions to deliver multiscreen media services that center on empowering the viewer. MobiTV's connected media solutions are tailored for IPTV operators, as well as mobile TV and over-the-top customers including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, T-Mobile, TELUS, US Cellular, and Verizon among others.
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite operations and video delivery solutions. EchoStar's wholly-owned subsidiary, Hughes, is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband services, delivering network technologies and managed services for enterprise and government customers in more than 100 countries.
Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional business units world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for nearly 30 years, consistently delivering value for customers, partners and investors through innovation and outstanding quality. EchoStar's contribution to video technology continues to have a major influence on the way consumers view, receive and manage TV programming.
EchoStar's consumer solutions include HughesNet®, North America's #1 high-speed satellite Internet service, Sling Media's Slingbox® products, and EchoStar's line of set-top box products for the free-to-air satellite and terrestrial markets. For more information, please visit www.EchoStar.com.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell's diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world's most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.
As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.Marvell.com.