iWedia to Provide Software Integration Services for Android Client STB for the Ericsson MediaFirst TV Platform

Sep 09, 2016, 03:00 ET from iWedia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

iWedia, a leading provider of software solutions for TV devices to service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers, today announced that it provides software integration services for Android client Set-Top Boxes (STB) for the Ericsson MediaFirst TV Platform. The announcement was made at IBC 2016 where iWedia is demoing the integration on the show floor at its exhibit (hall 5, booth B40).

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Ericsson MediaFirst is a software-defined, media-optimized end-to-end portfolio suite for the creation, preparation, management and delivery of next generation Pay TV to any screen with an immersive TV viewing experience. The Ericsson MediaFirst TV Platform puts the future of TV viewing in the hands of consumers now, delivering intuitive services and features TV service providers can seamlessly implement and operate, enabling their customers to consume the content they want anytime, anywhere.

For operators wishing to deliver an Android client STB to the MediaFirst TV Platform, iWedia is in a position to play the role of complete software integrator. This consists in integrating together all software building blocks coming from the different stakeholders (the Software Development Kit (SDK) - including Android OS - from the chipset maker, the Board Support Package (BSP) from the STB OEM, the client application and the security library coming from Ericsson, performing the necessary customization as required by the operator, regularly generating STB software images, continuously testing and validating the STB until the delivery of a release ready for mass production, and managing the life cycle of the STB software post deployment.

"The complete software integrator plays a key role in the efficiency of the deployment of Android STB connected to the MediaFirst TV Platform," says Hans-Jürgen Désor, CEO of iWedia. "In assuming this role, we assist Ericsson to deliver a flexible range of Android STB."

"Speed, flexibility and agility are cornerstones of our MediaFirst TV Platform, which takes an open and modular approach to delivering great experiences on end devices," says James Domine, Vice President, Product Line Management for TV Platforms, Ericsson. Many of our customers are expressing interest in leveraging Android for their next generation offerings, and they will see a measurable time-to-market advantage with iWedia's software integration services for Android STB."

About Ericsson 

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services.

Ericsson's Media division is now one of the largest and most broadly capable business partners to accelerate the TV opportunity for all in Media. Ericsson manages and delivers over 500 TV channels, powers the pay TV experience for over 19 million subscribers, and enables millions of viewers each day to watch TV on every device around the globe.

Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.


About iWedia 

iWedia provides software components and solutions for TV devices to service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers. Its mission is to deliver the software products and services needed by its customers to adapt constantly to the ever-changing requirements of the digital TV markets. In addition to stand-alone components (HLS, DASH, VidiPath, DVB>IP, MHEG-5, HbbTV, CI Plus, DTCP-IP, TR-069, etc.), iWedia offers a range of complete solutions for zappers, connected receivers, Smart TVs, as well as for OTT and IPTV boxes. Dubbed Teatro, these solutions are available for RTOS, Linux/HTML, and Android/Java and are pre-integrated with leading service and delivery platforms, CA/DRM systems, and chipsets. Alongside its products, iWedia delivers efficient and scalable software integration services performed by an experienced team used to enable rapid deployments of high volume consumer electronics devices. iWedia is headquartered in Switzerland with development labs in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia, and sales and support offices in Brazil, France, Germany, India, and Thailand.

Please visit http://www.iwedia.com for more information.

Media Contact:
Hervé Creff
VP Marketing, iWedia