ActiveVideo Unleashes the Power of HTML5 for Every Television: New 'CloudTV H5' Platform is Fastest Route to Next-Gen VOD Experiences on Existing STBs

Jan 06, 2012, 15:26 ET from ActiveVideo Networks

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveVideo Networks™ today announced the launch of the latest version of the CloudTV™ platform that will revolutionize television navigation and other advanced television applications for customers of multichannel video service providers.

The new CloudTV H5™ platform, which is being shown for the first time at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, leverages support for applications written in HTML5 to enable the fastest and most flexible delivery of unsurpassed user experiences to any set-top box.  Using the platform, multichannel providers can offer rich, animated "iVOD" experiences that enhance VOD with intelligent search, discovery, and personalization, creating engagement and driving revenues in a multi-screen environment.

ActiveVideo Networks will be showing navigation interfaces and other applications on the CloudTV H5 platform in its suite at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel and at partner exhibits during CES 2012 January 10-13.

"Navigation is the 'killer app' for service providers," said Jeff Miller, president and CEO of ActiveVideo Networks.  "CloudTV H5 is -- without question -- the fastest route to the next-generation VOD navigation experiences that can help viewers find and watch their favorite content within vast on-demand libraries.  In fact, CloudTV H5 significantly improves the service velocity of all apps."

"Until now, television apps have been limited by set-top-box diversity and the need for complicated development tools -- and programmers who know how to use them," said John Callahan, CTO of ActiveVideo Networks.  "CloudTV H5 solves both by bringing the power of an HTML5 browser to any digital set-top box. It enables service providers to create navigation interfaces -- or any apps -- and to deploy them through any network or device, within a fraction of the time that historically has been needed for new apps."

Designed to interface seamlessly with existing cable operator network infrastructure, the CloudTV H5 platform executes and renders the complete application in the cloud. The application is delivered as a single, adaptable video stream to the set-top box or connected device, which simply passes remote control keyclicks or keypad entries back through the network to the cloud with very low latency. 

CloudTV H5 builds on the success of the CloudTV platform that is deployed on nearly 10 million screens in the United States and abroad with Cablevision Systems, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and other operators, as well as on Philips-brand TVs with MediaConnect technology.

About ActiveVideo Networks ActiveVideo Networks™ has created CloudTV™, a cloud-based TV app platform that enables the fast and flexible publishing of personalized navigation interfaces and other advanced user experiences for television service providers.  Using the CloudTV platform, service providers can deliver iVOD experiences and navigational mosaics, as well as advanced advertising, TV apps, games and multi-screen pairing solutions to any set-top box, CI+ enabled television, mobile device, and broadband-connected CE device. ActiveVideo Networks is based in the heart of Silicon Valley, with offices in Los Angeles and Hilversum, the Netherlands. For more information, visit; find us at; follow us at; view our videos at

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