UAE’s Etisalat selects Verimatrix/Kaonmedia combo for new OTT TV service

Abu Dhabi-based telco Etisalat has selected US firm Verimatrix and Korean set-top box specialist to jointly provide solutions that will enable its new over-the-top TV service ‘OnWeb’, available on a pan-regional basis.

The collaboration has resulted in the development of a new Android-based smart solution which features Kaonmedia’s SmartCube/TV+ consumer devices with the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for Internet TV

The result is described as a secure broadcast-quality solution for OTT delivery of premium content, further supported by an intuitive user interface with easy navigation among video services, full Internet access and a multitude of apps from the Kaon App Store.

The hybrid set-top-box (STB) version SmartTV+ is also optimised for DVB services in addition to OTT, providing for a unified TV experience.

OnWeb was launched in July of last year, in partnership with LG. It has been embedded in the LG Smart TVs sold in the MENA region, and is being expanded to a number of other manufacturers – not just manufacturers of TVs, but also of set-top boxes, tablets and smartphones.

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