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Broadcast and OTT solutions specialist Inview Technology has entered into a collaboration with fabless semiconductor provider Montage LZ Technologies to offer a pre-integrated set-top box middleware and chipset platform for global emerging markets.

InviewMontage 12JanFocusing on the home entertainment and connectivity markets, the two companies say their joint solution will make available a range of user experiences (UX) such as the Glide UX which is claimed to offer a flexible architecture and intuitive navigation.

It also boasts built-in support for revenue generation, including various monetisation services and ARPU enhancing features for operators. These monetisation opportunities include an integrated advertising service with start-up adverts, on screen banners with a call to action, full screen messages, enhanced EPG, reminders, information services and integrated audience measurement.

The partners are aiming to launch the first broadcast product in Q2, 2018 with a roadmap for hybrid and over-the-top products.

Commenting on the partnership, Raza Ansari, SVP Asia Pacific at Inview said: “Working together, Montage LZ and Inview are creating an attractive proposition for operators who are seeking to reduce cost and time to market, as well as considerably increasing ARPU, without compromising on a quality user experience for their subscribers.”

“We are delighted to cooperate with Inview to enable this feature-rich, lightweight solution to offer much more in the same memory footprint than others,” added YC Lai, VP of sales at Montage LZ. “Our sophisticated, cost-effective chipset platform with integrated middleware from Inview provides a winning combination for the operators looking for maximum functionality, including monetisation opportunities, in cost sensitive markets.”