Digisoft.tv Announce HbbTV Support for Iris

Jan 28, 2013, 04:00 ET from Digisoft.tv

CORK, Ireland, January 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Digisoft.tv, a leading global provider of set-top box software for the cable, satellite, terrestrial and telecommunications industry, announces the integration of HbbTV, the global standard for hybrid entertainment, to its Iris platform for set-top boxes. The company will offer HbbTV as an open standard component of its DVB/Hybrid offering. Digisoft.tv recently announced record sales of its Iris platform.

Speaking on behalf of Digisoft.tv, Head of Product Development Eoin Shanaghy said, "With Iris, Digisoft's HTML5 platform for next-generation set-top boxes, customers can already build, grow and adapt applications and services using cutting edge technology.  HbbTV membership allows us to ensure compliance with the growing number of HbbTV deployments.  This provides us and our customers with a clear model for hybrid broadcast/broadband application delivery."

"It is a great pleasure for the consortium to welcome Digisoft.tv as a new member", says Dr. Klaus Illgner-Fehns, Chairman of the HbbTV consortium. "With its extensive expertise in interactive TV and set-top box OSs, Digisoft.tv will increase the development and awareness of HbbTV".  

HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) is a new industry standard providing an open and business neutral technology platform that seamlessly combines TV services delivered via broadcast with services delivered via broadband and also enables access to Internet only services for consumers using connected TVs and set-top boxes. The founding members of the HbbTV consortium together with a large group of supporters jointly developed the HbbTV specification to create a global standard for hybrid entertainment services.

About Digisoft

Digisoft.tv Ltd is a leading global provider of next-generation set-top box software for the cable, satellite, terrestrial and telecommunications industries.  Iris is designed to meet the needs of service providers who seek to deploy, adapt and grow broadcast or IP services. Iris supports all IP and broadcast standards, including DVB, ISDB-T and ATSC. Built on HTML5, Iris provides operators with the control and flexibility to deliver the right content to the right users.

Digisoft.tv provides software and professional services to brands such as TelstraClear (Vodafone New Zealand), PMT Video and VideoEzy. Digisoft.tv 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 HbbTV

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV or "HbbTV" is a major pan-European initiative aimed at harmonising the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment services to the end consumer through connected TVs and set-top boxes. The HbbTV specification was developed by industry leaders to effectively manage the rapidly increasing amount of content available targeted at today's end consumer. It is based on elements of existing specifications including OIPF (Open IPTV Forum), CEA, DVB and W3C.

Digisoft.tv Media Contact:
Pam Dorney
Head of Marketing and Communications
E-mail: pdorney@digisoft.tv
Tel. +353-21-491-7272

HbbTV Media Contact:
Ben Lawrence
ANT Software Limited
Telephone: +44(0)1223-716-400
Email: ben.lawrence@hbbtv.org

Thomas Schierbaum
Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH
Telephone: +49(0)89-323-99-204
Email: presse@irt.de

SOURCE Digisoft.tv