HFC Technics Builds Cubiware Momentum in Hungary With Signing of Four New Cable Operators

Latest Deals Underscore the Close Cubiware-HFC Collaboration that Brings CubiTV to Four of Hungary’s Six Major Cable Operators

Warsaw, March 14, 2013
Cubiware Sp. z. o. o. today announced that Value Added Reseller (VAR) and integrator HFC Technics, Ltd. has signed deals with four Hungarian cable operators, Invitel Plc., PR-TELECOM Plc., TARR Ltd., and Vidanet Plc. These deals involve deployment of hybrid DVB-C/IP set-top boxes (STBs) from Intek Digital running CubiTV Client Component Module to provide subscribers with a future-proof, high-quality user experience. Initial offerings from the cable companies will include linear TV and personal video recorder (PVR) capabilities, with video on demand (VOD) planned for later rollout.

The latest HFC Technics deals highlight the success of the Cubiware-HFC Technics collaboration, which now provides Cubiware-enabled STB solutions to four of Hungary’s six major cable operators. For the last three years, HFC Technics has been Cubiware’s VAR for the markets of Hungary, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Macedonia. The company offers CubiTV hybrid DVB/IP and IPTV middleware to operators in either of two models, hosted or owned. The hosted model uses an interactive head-end that is built and managed by HFC, while in the owned model the HFC-built head-end is owned by the operator. Both approaches use a CubiTV STB client, and both involve local technical support provided by HFC.

"HFC is a great example of the kind of top-quality VAR/integrator that we’ve been fortunate enough to partner with in a number of regional and national markets," says Jakub Górski, CEO of Cubiware. "We provide the ease of use, reliability, and attractive interface that have made CubiTV so popular, and our VARs combine our winning technology with their local knowledge and proximity to customers. It’s proven to be a very successful combination, with already more than ten partners worldwide. We look forward to expanding that number by entering into additional relationships with third-party resellers this year."

In Hungary, HFC plays a valuable role for cable providers by aggregating support for CubiTV with support for STB hardware, thereby giving cable operators a single local point of contact for their support and service needs. HFC is also helping operators with building head-end for more advanced services such as VoD and OTT video offerings, which operators will be introducing to subscribers over time. HFC’s expertise in premium services, coupled with CubiTV’s support for advanced capabilities, ensure that cable operators will be able to keep pace with future subscriber demand for new features.

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About Cubiware
Cubiware is an innovative provider of software for Digital TV devices and systems. Our CubiTV solution is flexible middleware that enables cable, satellite, terrestrial TV operators, and telcos to introduce advanced TV services to network subscribers. CubiTV provides a stunning user experience and delivers a wide range of interactive services. Support for a variety of Internet standards and high customizability enables rapid and cost-effective deployment. Our CubiSDK software development kit (SDK) enables the building of customized software for video-enabled devices such as IPTV set-top boxes (STBs), DVB Zappers, and DVRs. CubiSDK includes many pre-built plug-ins and libraries, which may be used to add value to existing Cubiware IPTV or DVB/IP deployments as well as to accelerate development of new DTV products.

Cubiware is a privately held company with headquarters in Warsaw, Poland. In cooperation with its partner network around the globe, Cubiware supplies to pay TV operators in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. For additional information please visit www.cubiware.com or email info@cubiware.com.

About HFC Technics
HFC Technics Ltd. is Hungary’s leading system integrator in the cable marketplace, delivering products and services to the largest national cable television operators as well as to local small-to-medium providers.

Founded in 2000 by an experienced engineering and management team, HFC Technics’ services and product range today cover the full analog and digital television eco-system, including professional DVB and IPTV head ends, CMTSs, last subscriber outlets, Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), and software development. The company also supplies and implements SMATV systems, delivers industrial VSAT outdoor elements, and manufactures additional mechanical components. Numerous public aerial systems, outdoor systems, broadband, and interactive IP (DOCSIS) networks have also been deployed. HFC Technics offers consulting engineering services including network parameter calculations and design.

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