Big Leap for Turkish TV Market: Digiturk and Altech Multimedia to Launch New Generation Hybrid HD Set-Top-Box
Digiturk, the leading satellite operator in Turkey, has commercially launched the next generation hybrid set-top box aimed at the evolving markets in Turkey and beyond. The hybrid set-top box was developed by its partner Altech Multimedia, a provider of innovative products and services to the Global Multimedia market.
Access Premium Content: Smartware, Irdeto CA and MS Playready
The new line of interactive and hybrid set-top boxes (DT-7103HD) developed by Altech Multimedia integrates TeleIDEA's Smartware with the Irdeto Conditional Access system to secure Digiturk's broadcast content. Microsoft Playready with Smooth streaming technology allow Digiturk customers to access Video on Demand content over IP. Furthermore the platform supports HD PVR functionality through the use of external USB connected storage media.
Combining two worlds: DVB Broadcast, HTML5, IP-VOD, Apps and HbbTV
Thanks to Altech Multimedia and the latest generation of software by TeleIDEA digiturk customers are now able to access DVB broadcasted content, combined with HTML5 and broadband services offering IP-VOD, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, and much more. Through its HbbTV extensions this solution is allowing additional flexibility as an open business and neutral technology platform. Once in the field, the set-top-box can easily be updated to fully support this wide range of OTT features by OTA software update allowing platform and customer flexibility through upgrade business models.
"For Digiturk it is essential to meet and continuously over exceed our customers' expectations in order to secure their satisfaction, improve the user experience and grow our overall business. By connecting the two worlds of Broadcast and Broadband on content side and with innovative hybrid technology products we are on the right track to exactly achieve those goals," explains Taylan Özsipahi, director of the set top box and conditional access department at Digiturk.
"In our opinion it is and has always been the synergic cooperation between content and technology companies that drives the entertainment markets and we are thrilled about Digiturk choosing Altech Multimedia with its partner TeleIDEA to further enhance the Digiturk success story by launching the next level consumer product category," explains Bartolomeo Caputo, Managing Director of Altech Multimedia Europe.
About Altech Multimedia
Altech Multimedia is one of the world leading providers of products, professional services and competitive solutions to the digital multimedia Broadcast and Broadband Industries. Altech Multimedia solutions include a number of innovative world-first applications that are currently deployed in several digital television networks around the world and in addition to Being device independent, Altech Multimedia offerings are available as either stand-alone or complimentary solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing systems.
Through its operating companies Altech Multimedia has a global footprint with technical development and support centres in South Africa, India, China and Australia and sales support offices in South Africa, Australia, India, Europe and The Middle East. Altech Multimedia boasts a Blue-Chip client base and an award winning product portfolio as well as an enviable reputation amongst its partners and peers as one of the most technologically capable businesses in the industry. The Altech Multimedia group consists of a number of operating companies which include Altech UEC SA, Altech Multimedia International, Altech UEC Australia and Altech SetOne. Altech Multimedia is a division of Altech (Allied Technologies Limited), a Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listed company.
Please find more information on our website www.altech-multimedia.com