httv, the France based solution provider for interactive Digital TV, is introducing at the IP&TV World Forum 2011, an end to end event centric EPG solution, to manage and broadcast EPG Event information for hybrid Electronic Program Guides (DVB and Broadband): PrimeEPG
Paris, 15th of March 2011 /Targetwire/ - The growing accessibility of broadband capacity, the progress of internet content delivery technology and the availability of hybrid STBs/connected TVs are changing the traditional TV services offering.
The EPG – the most widely adopted interactive TV service – can also benefit from the development of hybrid solutions, by offering traditional EPG data from the broadcast and advanced rich media content from the broadband, as long as the STB is connected.
It is the perfect solution for hybrid networks who wish to make enhanced EPG available to their subscribers.
On the broadcast side, PrimeEPG is based on the HTTVStream EIT head-end solution combined with a dedicated HTTV Event Information System (EIS) module. It offers various editing and management operations: scheduling, search by criteria, timeline, previews and import from content provider or live re-injection.
If the STB is broadband connected, the PrimeEPG web server will offer rich media content and advanced EPG including access to catch up programmes and VOD. As a powerful event centric management solution, PrimeEPG can address other screens (web, mobile...) as well as interact with social network applications based on TV events.
Jean-christophe Jubin, Sales & Marketing Director explain “PrimeEPG is a concrete answer to the development of Hybrid STB, by offering a centralized database to address both broadcast and broadband content as well as other devices.”
References: NAGRA, Irdeto, Viaccess, SKY, UPC, Canal+, NTV+, Belgacom, Reliance, Etisalat, etc.
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Communication Manager, httv