Vewd has announced a partnership with one of South Korea’s leading set-top box manufacturers.
Opentech will deploy adds Vewd Core, and Vewd’s award-winning HbbTV 2.0.1 and newly released Operator Applications modules to their set-top boxes as part of a multi-year contract.
The new agreement will result in the first deployment of set-top boxes supporting the new HbbTV Operator Application standard.
“HbbTV operator apps allow us to scale effortlessly in more markets and serve even more operators with our market-leading set-top box solutions,” said Juyong Lee, Managing Director and Head of STB Division, Opentech. “Vewd has been the world leader in enabling HbbTV on connected TV devices for years and given their early investments in the modern evolution of this standard, they were the clear partner of choice for launching HbbTV operator apps.”
Opentech uses operator apps to scale their set-top box platform distribution with a lightning fast time-to-market. Once an operator has created an HbbTV Operator App, Opentech’s set-top boxes can immediately be deployed within that region.
“We’ve been excited about HbbTV operator apps since we first began discussing the concept with the HbbTV Association, and we’re proud to launch the world’s first operator app solution together with Opentech,” said Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Vewd. “The world of pay TV is changing rapidly. HbbTV operator apps offer Pay TV operators a chance to improve their balance sheets and achieve wider scale with a multitude of potential hardware partners.”
Vewd has been an integral member of the HbbTV steering group for over six years. Last year, Vewd’s implementation of HbbTV 2.0.1 was named “Best Multiscreen HbbTV Service” by the HbbTV Association.