A consortium of five technology partners – BeeSmart, Edgeware, NetView, Zenterio and Verimatrix – has announced the immediate availability of an advanced WebTV solution; an over the top content delivery mechanism for TV service providers with an ambition to offer rich TV and on-demand services over unmanaged broadband networks.

BeeSmart provides the WebTV aware middleware with possibilities for designing unique interactive TV services, such as rich TV experience, video recording, entertainment on demand and a compelling end-user interface.

Edgeware provides the distributed video delivery infrastructure for both IPTV and WebTV systems. For Web TV, Edgeware delivers a full suite of HTTP adaptive streaming protocol support allowing effective and highly scalable transmission of on-demand TV and video to a full range of mobile, computer and TV devices.  This system also includes all the required additional services to support network PVR, catch up TV and trick play (fast forward, pause, rewind).??

Netview, provider of media streaming clients, offers the Netview Downloader here integrated in Zenterio’s software stack. Netview Downloader provides support for advanced formats like Apple Live and Microsoft Smooth. The Downloader manages network communication, remuxes container formats and (in adaptive formats) handles quality/bit-rate selection: The output is a MPEG2-TS stream standard media players understand.

Verimatrix VCAS for Internet TV, a key option powered by the VCAS 3 platform, provides a complete digital TV security solution for over-the-top (OTT) services over networks implementing the HTTP Live Streaming protocol.

Zenterio, the Swedish software design house, markets its independent software stack (ZiDS) for inclusion in set-top boxes. The software stack provides operators with a path toward a unified software solution on all set-tops in the network.

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