Tvinci, the most deployed platform for personal and social OTT TV, and HTTV, the leading technology and solutions provider for Connected TV, today announced their revolutionary partnership to bring a personal and social experience to the home.
By using the Tvinci platform and HTTV TV Operating System, a joint solution will allow end users to take over the STB with their own profile using a companion device such as a smartphone or a tablet. Each household member will enjoy a personalized TV experience influenced by their personal interactions with the service.
The Tvinci OTT 2.0 platform is end-user centric and device agnostic, so personal preferences, history, settings and social networks can be accessed by any end-user on any device registered with the household account.
The HTTV and Tvinci partnership brings the user-centric, personal and social experience to the STB. Arguably the home’s most used device for content consumption, the STB finally be able to compete with the other screens in the home with a user experience on par with the companion devices.
“Legacy platform and middleware providers have yet to provide a personal experience on the STB,” says Ofer Shayo, CEO Tvinci. “By partnering with HTTV we are able to provide our award winning platform with its immersive social and personal viewing experience, onto the main screen in the home; the TV. It’s a wonderful opportunity to work with a partner like HTTV who remain committed to the future of video consumption.”
Some of the features available using the joint Tvinci multi-screen solution and the HTTV solution, include live EPG search, live social activity feeds, content discovery and full companion mode with remote control, swoosh and a personal zone.
Both Tvinci and HTTV will be exhibiting at TV Connect, London Olympia, 18-20th March.