(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The Open IPTV Forum is pleased to welcome four new members - Broadpeak, Digisoft.tv, 3 Screen Solutions, and Zenterio - who have taken advantage of the new OIPF tiered fee structure which reduces annual membership costs by 80 percent to make Forum participation viable for smaller enterprises. Interest in the initiative so far has shown that this supports the aspirations of many innovative app developers, technology component developers and digital entertainment businesses with a valuable contribution to shaping the future of Internet Connected TV.
3 Screen Solutions provides IT solutions for new media, video on demand and IPTV companies with offices and development teams located in Germany and Romania.
Broadpeak designs and manufactures multiplatform broadband delivery solutions for video over IP. Based in France, they provide video servers and content delivery network mediation that can be used by operators to provide VOD and live web TV services to their subscribers.
Digisoft.tv is a provider and innovator of carrier class middleware solutions to the IPTV, Hybrid and Media & Entertainment markets. Headquartered in Ireland, Digisoft's software platforms provide open, flexible, highly scalable solutions for advanced applications and services.
Zenterio offers pay-TV operators a hardware independent and unified operating system for the delivery of TV and interactive digital services. The company has approximately 80 employees with the main development team based in Sweden and offices in Prague, Milan and US.
Nilo Mitra, President of OIPF says "We welcome 3 Screen Solutions, Broadpeak, Digisoft.tv and Zenterio to the OIPF and look forward to their active participation in the work of the Forum. The collaboration between smaller enterprises and the largest companies in the IPTV industry will certainly deliver valuable shared learning and experience to all our members new and old".
Small and medium size companies can propose themselves for OIPF membership today by contacting the Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) to initiate the membership process.
For further information please contact:
Darren Vogel (Marketing Director): email@example.com +44 7973 506398
Claire d'Esclercs (OIPF Secretariat): firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for editors:
The Open IPTV Forum enables and accelerates creation of a mass market for IPTV by defining and publishing free-of-charge standards-based specifications for end-end IPTV services of the future.
Founding members Ericsson, Orange - FT Group, Nokia Siemens Networks, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony Corporation and Telecom Italia, have since been joined by other leading industry stakeholders including:
Alcatel-Lucent, ANT Software, BBC, BesTV, Bouygues Telecom, BT, Deutsche Telekom, Dolby, DTS, D-Link, Fraunhofer, Gemalto, Huawei, HwaCom, Intel, Intertrust Technologies, IRT, ITRI, KDDI, Motorola, MediaTek Inc, Mstar Semiconductor, Nagra/Kudelski, Opera Software, Penki Kontinentai, PCCW, RAI, Rogers, Rovi, SES-Astra, Sharp, Sigma Designs, Smartlabs, Technicolor, TeliaSonera, Testronics, TNO, Toshiba, Vestel, Verimatrix, ZTE and Zyxel.
Members of the Open IPTV Forum are working together on the development of open specifications because they recognise that combining the expertise of all parties involved will help to streamline and accelerate deployments of IPTV technologies. Their aim is to make the next generation of IPTV a mass-market service and to maximise the benefits of IPTV and Connected TVs for consumers as well as the industry.
As a collaborative industry body the OIPF has incorporated existing standards wherever possible - OIPF standards are also being adopted by complementary groups including HbbTV.
A forthcoming device certification and IOT program will see the OIPF logo appearing on numerous services and devices, aiding consumers, service providers and manufacturers as new technologies are delivered to retail, end user living rooms and across multiple mobile screens.
Potential new members are welcomed across the communications and entertainment industries, including network operators, content providers, service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers and home and network infrastructure providers.
In 2012 a reduced membership fee has been introduced to encourage participation from smaller, innovative businesses and application developers who want to work with CE device vendors to agree common standards for enriched entertainment - email email@example.com.
About 3 Screen Solutions:
3 Screen Solutions was founded in 2009 and has delivered over 70 successful projects for leading international brands in the central European market. Based on deep experience, 3SS delivers high-quality individual IT solutions for New Media, Video on Demand and IPTV companies. To the economic benefit of the clients, 3SS leverages a flexible network of local specialists and a highly skilled team of nearshore software development staff based in Romania.
Clients include Media Markt, Darty, Fnac, Carrefour, Netgem, Alica and N9UF.
Broadpeak designs and manufactures video delivery components for network service providers deploying IPTV, cable, and OTT services. Its portfolio of solutions and technologies powers the delivery of movies, television programming, and other content over managed networks and the internet for viewing on any type of device. The company's systems and services help operators increase market share and improve subscriber loyalty with superior quality of experience.
Headquartered in Rennes, France, Broadpeak systems leverage the long legacy of Technicolor's excellence in broadcast and broadband content delivery from where the founders and technology originated.
On joining the OIPF Nivedita Nouvel, VP Marketing said "Broadpeak believes in standard ways of communicating between the various components of an IPTV ecosystem. The delivery platform for VOD is at the heart of the system and needs to exchange information with many parties. A standard such as the OIPF helps us with our own best-of-breed approach".
Digisoft.tv Ltd is a leading provider and innovator of carrier class solutions for the delivery and management of advanced television, video content and services to the global TV, media & entertainment markets
Founded in 2000, Digisoft has built considerable expertise and experience in the development of interactive TV applications for the television and digital set top box market. Digisoft has deployed its solutions with operators throughout the world including Russia, New Zealand, USA, and Asia Pacific.
Digisoft's DigiHost Service Delivery Platform enables TV Service Providers and operators to offer multiple advanced TV and on demand services such as Video and Music on Demand, social media services, targeted advertising as well as linear TV services across a wide range of devices. This allows operators and service providers to rapidly deploy advanced converged revenue generating services, and offer the most open, cost-effective and flexible content delivery solution in the market place today.
Digisoft.tv is a privately held software company with headquarters in Ireland and offices in USA. The company is backed by strategic investors.
Padraic Marren, General Manager, Digisoft.tv comments "The work of the OIPF, to create a global mass market for IPTV through open specifications, is vitally important to accelerating the success of many companies like Digisoft".
"We are glad to contribute to, and potentially influence, the development of a practical set of standards for content delivery over emerging IP standards through membership of the OIPF. Our participation in the work of the Forum also means customers can be certain Digisoft solutions incorporate knowledge and insight gained from our involvement in this work, and that OIPF specifications are most effectively incorporated in the Digisoft hybrid middleware product set and roadmap".
Zenterio AB provides software solutions for service operators, system integrators and STB vendors with a core team having been in the digital TV industry since 1994. A spin-out of Nokia Home Communications in 2002, Zenterio has since perfected the ZiDS software stack with built in support for DVB-T/T2, -C, -S/S2 and IPTV and can support virtually any business model. The stack has so far been deployed in more than one million STBs across a multitude of network configurations.
Patrick Danckwardt, Head of Product at Zenterio says "Zenterio is creating a standardized integration platform for the deployment of interactive services and IPTV in a hardware independent manner. Being a member of the Open IPTV Forum is important to our business. We want to be a part of the creation of the standards needed to bring IPTV forward and are pleased to join the Open IPTV Forum in order to ensure our products will meet the evolving needs of the industry".
The Open IPTV Forum will be present at numerous upcoming industry events worldwide throughout 2012, including Connected Home Global Summit (London) Connected TV World Summit (London), TVOT Show (San Francisco), TV Connect (Dubai), IBC (Amsterdam).
See www.oipf.tv/events for our schedule of speaker engagements, we welcome speaker, meeting or interview requests via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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