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Digital TV and semiconductor industry support service provider Ocean Blue Software (OBS) has teamed with hybrid TV firm Seraphic to develop technology for OEMs making Android-powered TVs and STBs based compliant with the HbbTV 2.0.1 interactivity standard.

seraphic 5Sep2018The solution combines Seraphic’s digital TV browser supporting HbbTV and Freeview Play standards with the OBS’s and this is said to allow consumers to benefit from the best of established HbbTV interactive, catch-up and VOD services as well as Android apps and OTT video services. The solution supports both the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and Android TV (GTVS) powered devices as well as the Broadcom Android TV reference platform.

“We see Android becoming more important in both the retail and operator digital TV markets. Whilst more of the ‘must-have’ content and catch-up services consumed today are delivered via IP,” said Ocean Blue Software CEO Paul Martin. “Many broadcasters have widely used HbbTV services which consumers must continue to have access to. Combining Seraphic’s Digital TV Browser with OBS’ DVB stack for Android enables OEMs to develop products that support the best of both worlds, and demonstrates how OBS and Seraphic are best placed to help manufacturer’s deliver this type of product to market.”

Added Seraphic CEO “We’re very much delighted to cooperate with Ocean Blue Software on Android TV solution, to meet the market’s growing needs for Android products. As a hybrid TV technology forerunner, Seraphic has been devoted itself into both Linux and Android world, along with years of market-proven success. We are looking forward to meeting industry professionals at IBC2018.”